Michelle Humphreys

Principal Percussionist


She is principal percussionist with Opera Lafayette of Washington, D.C., and Opera Vivente of Baltimore. Other current performing affiliations include American Opera Theater, Washington Bach Consort, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Maryland Symphony 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 is also active in the popular music world as a performer and studio-recording artist. Ms. Humphreys teaches percussion at Morgan State University, Shepherd University, and Towson University, and is on the faculty of The National Music Festival. She is currently serving as President of the Maryland/Delaware Chapter of The Percussive Arts Society.

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