Michael Tetreault holds a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a Master of Music Degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK. Michael is currently Principal Timpanist of the Fort Collins Symphony, Central City Opera and Percussionist with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Boulder Philharmonic. Michael is also part of the percussion faculty at the University of Colorado (Boulder). Michael has performed domestically and abroad with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Toronto Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Utah Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra (Dublin), Ulster Orchestra (Belfast), and the Halle Orchestra (Manchester). As a chamber musician is a founding member of the LUMOS Percussion Group as well as ‘Throw Down or Shut Up’-an ensemble of faculty at the University of Colorado committed to playing the most difficult music they can find. Michael has also collaborated with the chamber groups Quattro Mani, Alarm Will Sound and Roomful of Teeth. He has performed at festivals in England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Germany, and France and has recorded extensively for Albany Records, Cantaloupe Records, Warner Bros. Records, Bridge Records, Sony Classical, Bis Records, Colorado Public Radio, RTE Radio/TV Dublin and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).