Michelle Humphreys teaches on the percussion faculty of Towson University, and performs with the Towson University Faculty Percussion Quartet.
Principal percussionist with Opera Lafayette of Washington, DC., she also performs regularly with Washington Bach Consort, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare of Philadelphia, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Chesapeake Orchestra at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Washington Bach Sinfonia. She has performed on several recent Naxos recordings with Opera Lafayette, including the modern-day premiere of Rebel’s Zelindor, Roi de Sylphes.
She serves on the faculty of the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Md., and is an adjudicator for Baltimore County and Maryland State Solo & Ensemble Festivals. She is also a proud member of the Vic Firth Education Team and an endorser of Grover Pro Percussion and Zildjian Cymbals.
Humphreys earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Towson University, where she won the Peggy and Yale Gordon Concerto Competition. She holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance from University of Maryland College Park.