BM - Rice University
MM - Rice University
Jennifer Humphreys joined the cello section of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Before coming to Dallas, she was a section member of the Atlanta Symphony and the assistant principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony. The oldest of three in a musical family, Jennifer began taking cello lessons at the age of six in Owensboro, KY. After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, she went on to study at Rice University, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees as a student of Lynn Harrell and Brinton Smith. Jennifer performs each summer with the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and was a founding member of the Peachtree String Quartet.
Jennifer has had the privilege of performing with many orchestras around the country including the Baltimore, Houston, Charleston and Huntsville (AL) Symphonies, The Florida Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival. She has served as principal cellist of the National Repertory Orchestra and the National Orchestral Institute, and traveled to Graz, Austria to participate in the American Institute for Musical Studies. This year she is thrilled to join Texas Christian University as an adjunct faculty member. She also enjoys working with her growing studio of private students, cooking, cycling and yoga.