Bassoonist Sally Merriman




Sally Merriman enjoys performing with a wide array of chamber and orchestral ensembles on modern and historical instruments. She has performed recently with Symphony New Hampshire, where she has been a member since 2004, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Lowell Chamber Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and on historical instruments with Handel & Haydn Society, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and Dallas Bach Society. She especially enjoys playing chamber music, and is a member of the Solar Winds Woodwind Quintet.

Originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Sally received her Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She continued her studies at the Juilliard School before moving to Israel, where she held positions with orchestras including the Israeli Opera Orchestra in Tel Aviv. In addition to performing, Ms. Merriman is the administrator for the non-profit organization Amherst Early Music and teaches bassoon privately. She lives in Somerville, MA with her husband Chris, and cats Cleo and Suri.

Sally Merriman will be on faculty both weeks of the 2024 Amherst Early Music Festival.