Michelle Cameron

Michelle Cameron is a gifted cellist who performs a wide range of genres, ranging from classical to folk to maritime music.

Originally from California, Michelle earned her Ph.D in physical chemistry at the University of Colorado. She now lives in the "Tri-Cities" area of Washington state, where she is the principal cellist with the Mid-Columbia Symphony (but a chemist by day!). She also performs, tours, and records with several Northwest folk groups. These include Humphrey, Hartman, & Cameron (women's songwriter trio); Constellation's Crew (sea music ensemble); and Hank Cramer (traditional folk). She also serves as the music director of her church.

Michelle's recent appearances include the Mid-Columbia Symphony (Tri-Cities), Northwest Folklife (Seattle); Tumbleweed Festival (Tri-Cities); the Spokane and Yakima Folk Festivals, Florence Folk Festival (Oregon), Lunenburg Folk Harbour (Nova Scotia); the National Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (Baker City, OR); and the Black Rose Acoustic Society (Colorado Springs).

Michelle has recorded cello, bass, and vocal tracks on six CD's, and is currently recording a solo instrumental project. She played cello on Hank Cramer's CD "Way Out West", which has been nominated as the Traditional Album of The Year by the Western Music Association. One track, "My Sweet Wyoming Home", was named to the Top Five Cowboy Songs of 2007 by Heartland Public Radio.

Michelle can be contacted at mihoshi2@juno.com, or through Ferryboat Music, Box 22, Winthrop WA 98863.