School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Michelle Orman is a native of Texas and attended the University of North Texas and West Texas State University. She studied with Andy Crisanti, the former principal of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Opera Orchestra, the Texas Chamber Orchestra and the Dallas- Fort Worth Ballet Orchestra. She now resides in Denver, Colorado and is the principal clarinetist with the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Opera Colorado Orchestra. Michelle is also the bass clarinetist with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and frequently performs with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She has taught at West Texas State University and the University of Denver and maintains an active private clarinet studio. Michelle is thrilled to be a member of the music faculty at the University of Northern Colorado.