Part Time Lecturer
College of Visual & Performing Arts
|1977||University of Lowell (UMass Lowell)||BA|
A native Cape Codder, flutist Mariellen Sears has performed as a chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and Eastern Europe. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Lowell (BA and MM), her primary teachers were Virginia Sindelar (Leguia) and Iva Milch. She also studied with Martha Woodward and Eleanor Lawrence and studies Irish Traditional Flute with Shannon Heaton. Currently Ms. Sears performs with the Cape Symphony, Trio Vivo, the Scorton Chamber Ensemble and the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra and was a member of the former Simon Sinfonietta. She has also performed with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra (PA), the Manchester Philharmonic (NH) and the Plymouth Philharmonic (MA) Orchestras. She has appeared in concert with Joshua Bell, YoYo Ma, Eileen Ivers and John Pizzarelli.
Ms. Sears taught in the Nauset Public Schools for 34 years and is currently on the faculty at UMass/Dartmouth and at the Cape Conservatory (West Barnstable, MA) where she teaches both Suzuki and Traditional Flute pedagogy. She is the director of the Cape Conservatory Adult Flute Choir. Ms. Sears is a certified Suzuki Flute Instructor and a trained “Kinderflute” teacher.