Michelle Batty Stanley is Associate Professor of Music at Colorado State University where she teaches flute and chamber music. Michelle is a regular performer in solo, chamber and orchestral settings. From early music to new music, Michelle is a passionate performer and strong advocate of the musical arts. She is a regular international artist and has enjoyed giving masterclasses from China to the U.S.. She has performed throughout the U.S. and in Japan, China, France, England, Scotland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary and Russia. She is on the faculty of the Interharmony Musik Festival in Italy and the Cape Cod Flute Institute in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Michelle is a regular performer in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and is principal flute for the Pro Musica chamber orchestra and the Colorado Bach Ensemble. She was the second flutist/piccolo player with the Colorado Ballet Orchestra from 2008-2013. She has presented and performed for the National Flute Convention (2017 in Minneapolis, 2016 in San Diego, 2012 in Las Vegas, 1999 in Atlanta), College Music Society Regional and National Conferences, Colorado Music Educators Association conference (2010, 2013), and Music Teachers National Association State and National conferences. She has performed at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, and spent 5 seasons as the second flutist with the Colorado Music Festival orchestra.
She is a founding member and performer with the Sonora Chamber Duo that regularly performs and commissions chamber music for flute and cello. She has commissioned and premiered over 20 works from composers throughout the United States. Her first CD of newly commissioned chamber music was released by Centaur Records in 2006.
Michelle received a M.M and D.M.A in flute performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a B.A. in Music from the University of New Hampshire. She also attended Trinity College of Music in London where she studied with Anne Cherry.