|Elaine Fine, who grew up in Boston, began musical life as a violinist, but received a Bachelor of Music Degree in flute performance from The Juilliard School of Music, where she was a student of Julius Baker. She later studied recorder in Vienna, baroque flute in Boston, and composition at Eastern Illinois University. She spent twenty-three years on the reviewing staff of the American Record Guide, was the program annotator for the New Philharmonic of DuPage County, served for 12 years as the Classical Music Director for WEIU-FM. She remains active as a composer and as a performing musician (violin, viola, viola d'amore, and recorders), runs a private teaching studio, and co-directs a string orchestra program in downstate Illinois.
Her orchestral music, chamber music, piano music, songs, and operas, are published by Seesaw Music (Subito), Jeanné, North Star Music, and Mel Bay, and she has arrangements published by the International Music Company. She also makes more than 300 additional works and arrangements available in the IMSLP. Her music and arrangements have been recorded on Capstone Records, Crystal Records, MSR, JJmusic, and Decca.