Michelle Humphreys is Assistant Professor in Percussion at Towson University and percussion mentor at National Music Festival. She performs with many of the region’s top early music and modern ensembles including Opera Lafayette, Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, and Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. She has recorded seven French Baroque operas with Opera Lafayette for the Naxos label, including several modern-day premieres. Notable releases include Rebel’s 1745 Zelindor, Roi de Sylphes and Monsigny’s 1762 Le Roi et le Fermier, for which she created percussion parts based on historical performance practices. Most recently she performed with Tempesta di Mare on Comédie et Tragédie, Vol. 1 & 2, (Chandos). In March (2016) Michelle will perform Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba with Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra of Shepherdstown, WV. Highlights of recent seasons include Michael Daugherty’s concerto for timpani and wind ensemble, Raise the Roof, and a performance of James Curnow’s Concertino for Solo Percussionist. Michelle is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, a frequent clinician, and a proud endorser of Grover Pro Percussion and Zildjian cymbals.