Nancy Ackerman holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Nazareth College of Rochester (NY). During her Junior year, she studied in France at the University of Rennes. Her clarinet teachers were Stanley Gaulke and Charles Rouault. She went on to receive her Masters of Music in Woodwind Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts, where she was a clarinet student of Michael Webster. As a graduate assistant at BU, she taught clarinet to undergraduate music education majors and managed all aspects of the Chamber Music program.
Before moving to the Worcester area in 2006, Nancy lived in Concord MA, where she founded the Concord Clarinet Choir and created the Music for Our Whole Lives (Music-OWL) program for woodwind students of all ages and levels. She also was Woodwind Instructor at the Chopin Society School of Music in Lynn and at North Shore Community College. In addition to performing as a soloist and chamber musician, Nancy currently teaches in the after school music program at the Bancroft School in Worcester. She became a member of the Joy of Music faculty in 2008. Click here to see Nancy's website: www.westwyndmusic.com