A native Cape Codder, flutist Mariellen 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 Leguia and Iva Milch. She also studied with Martha Woodward and Eleanor Lawrence and studies Irish Traditional Flute with Shannon Heaton. Currently Mariellen performs with the Cape Symphony, 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. Mariellen taught in the Nauset Public Schools for 34 years and is currently on the faculty of the Cape Conservatory (West Barnstable) where she teaches both Suzuki and Traditional Flute pedagogy.
Mariellen Sears is the director of the Cape Conservatory Adult Flute Choir. Mariellen is a certified Suzuki Flute Instructor and a trained “Kinderflute” teacher.