Jennifer Humphreys joined the cello section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in January 2011. Before coming to Atlanta, she was Assistant Principal Cello of the Charlotte Symphony for two seasons. She has also performed with many other orchestras around the country, including the Baltimore, Houston, Charleston, and Huntsville (AL) Symphonies, as well as with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and New World Symphony.
The oldest of three in a musical family, Ms. Humphreys began taking cello lessons at the age of six in Owensboro, KY. After graduating from 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, Brinton Smith, and Chris French. She has served as Principal Cellist of the National Repertory Orchestra and the National Orchestral Institute, and in 2004 traveled to Graz, Austria, to participate in the American Institute for Musical Studies. An active chamber musician, Ms. Humphreys was a member of the Lechuza String Quartet in residence at the Grand Teton Music Festival and frequently performed with Charlotte Chamber Music and on the Providence Chamber Music Series.