Michelle is an active violinist in the Sacramento area, performing with Folsom Lake, Auburn, Solano, and Stockton Symphonies. She also enjoys playing with her jazz band, Shake Don’t Stir, throughout Yolo County as well as collaborating with local musicians for folk, classic rock, and bluegrass jam sessions. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Furman University, summa cum laude. While at Furman, she also studied and performed at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She went on to complete her Master’s degree in violin from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Her past professional orchestral experience includes Temple Symphony in Texas, Hendersonville and Fayetteville Symphonies in North Carolina, and the Mannheim Steamroller Orchestra, as well as the chamber ensembles Casella Sinfonietta, Gate City Camerata, and Fayetteville Chamber Strings. She has also been an avid freelance musician across South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and here in California.
Michelle has been a private instructor for the past 9 years and currently teaches violin at CB Music Studios in Roseville.