Merriman bassoon reeds are hand-made by bassoonist Sally Merriman, who works as a free-lance bassoonist in the Boston area.
Sally enjoys performing with a wide array of ensembles on modern and historical instruments. She performs regularly on modern bassoon with such groups as the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Boston Classical Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, and Boston Lyric Opera. On period instruments she has performed with The Boston Cecilia, Handel & Haydn Society, North Carolina Baroque, and Spire Ensemble. Originally from 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 Tel Aviv Opera Orchestra. In addition to performing and reed making, Ms. Merriman works as Administrator for Amherst Early Music.