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 assistant principal of the Charlotte Symphony. Jennifer has also enjoyed performing with many other orchestras around the country including the Baltimore, Houston, Charleston and Huntsville (AL) Symphonies, as well as the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival, and the New World Symphony.
The oldest of three in a musical family, Jennifer began taking cello lessons at the age of 6 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, 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 music performer, Jennifer is a member of the Peachtree String Quartet and was a member of the Lechuza String Quartet in residence at the Grand Teton Music Festival.