Ye Hu grew up in Shanghai in a musical family, beginning the clarinet at age 11 studying with her father. She attended the music middle and high school affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory before moving to the United States and earning both her BM and MM degrees from the New England Conservatory. She has been heard with orchestras in the United States and China. She received her second MM degree in Orchestra performance from Bard College, The Orchestra Now. Ye is also an experienced woodwind and piano instructor, teaching students with various age ranges, using different skill sets and goals of learning. She focuses on how to help them to enjoy playing music and always creates opportunities for them to perform and grow. In past years, all of her students have successfully won their auditions and made it to the honorable band in their district and state.