Mary Ellen Miller received her B.S. from Boston University, B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and her M.A. from Harvard University. Mary Ellen studied shakuhachi with Seizan Nakajima of the Tozan School in Sapporo, Japan. She performs regularly throughout New England and Japan on both the clarinet and shakuhachi and teaches at the Smith College Campus School and the Northampton Community Music Center. She is a founding member of the CMSS faculty.