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Michelle May

For over 30 years, violinist and flutist Michelle May has combined her knowledge and techniques of classical, jazz, world, pop, gospel, and R&B to create and perform music that inspires and empowers listeners. Her most recent work speaks to the uniqueness of womanhood. She has studied with a wide-range of master teachers, including many prominent women, such as Emily Austin, Phyllis Fleming, Barbara Ogar, and Diane Monroe, among others. May has performed with numerous high-profile artists on stage and in recordings including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, KEM, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Sheila Jordan, Smokey Robinson, Richard Smallwood, and the late greats Natalie Cole, Donald Walden, Marcus Belgrave, Dr. Teddy Harris, Joe Williams, Barry White, and Dizzy Gillespie. May also leads Musique Noire, a majority-women strings and percussion ensemble performing original and arranged world jazz music.

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