Ellen Michaud Martins received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Lowell, College of Music. She earned her Masters of Music in Horn Performance with Distinction as a Full Merit Scholarship recipient and from the New England Conservatory of Music.  She performs frequently with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, ProArte Chamber Orchestra, Cantata Singers Orchestra, and is a member of Symphony New Hampshire and Lexington Symphony. In past years she has been a regular performer with Alea III, Portland Symphony, Springfield Symphony and Rhode Island Philharmonic and was a founding member of the CommonWealth Winds, an acclaimed woodwind quintet, and HarmonieMusik, the resident Wind Octet at UMass Lowell (1988-1994). International performances include 2 seasons with the Puccini Festival Orchestra in Lucca, Italy and tours in England, and Wales. As a recitalist, she has performed in Iraklion, Crete as part of the International Contemporary Music Festival and performed in contemporary chamber music concerts in Athens, Greece and in St. Petersburg, Russia.  
Ms. Michaud Martins is on the music faculty as horn professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Dept. of Music and is the horn faculty at the Indian Hill Music School. In previous years she has been the Applied Music & Ensemble Coordinator in the UMass Lowell Department of Music as well as the Brass Coordinator. She can be heard in orchestral and chamber music recordings on the Koch International, CRI, Titanic and Albany labels.

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