Florida Grand Opera/Palm Beach Symphony - United States
Michael Zell serves as Principal Percussionist with the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony. Additionally, Michael has been the acting Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist with the Honolulu (Hawaii) Symphony since 2011. For five seasons he served as Principal Timpanist with the Annapolis Symphony and has also been a substitute percussionist for the Houston, Kansas City, and Charleston Symphonies, amongst others. From 2010 to 2011, Michael was the percussion fellow for The Academy, a collaboration between Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School, and presented numerous performances and outreach concerts in and around New York City. He received his BM from the Peabody Conservatory, as well as an MM and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music.