Singled out as “musically outstanding and visually delightful” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and for her ability to make “the intent of the music come to life” (Broadway World), Michelle Humphreys performs music of the Baroque and modern eras, with frequent forays into music that falls between. She plays percussion and timpani with ensembles around the east coast of the US (including Opera Lafayette, Tempesta di Mare, Washington Bach Consort, and Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra), and also as soloist—the last three seasons have included concertos with Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Maryland Band Directors Band, and Shepherd University Wind Ensemble. A dedicated and inspired teacher, Michelle joined the faculty of Towson University in 2016 as Assistant Professor of Percussion, and serves on the artist faculty of National Music Festival. She is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, a frequent clinician, and a proud endorser of Grover Pro Percussion and Zildjian Cymbals. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Towson University, a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland College Park. In between teaching, rehearsing, and performing, Michelle enjoys leisurely walks, cycling, and spending time with friends.