Teaching Assistant Professor Michael Tetreault earned a BM from the Eastman School of Music in New York and a MMus degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London, United Kingdom. Tetreault is currently principal timpanist of the Central City Opera and Fort Collins Symphony, principal percussionist of the Boulder Philharmonic and assistant principal percussion of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Tetreault has performed domestically and abroad with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Toronto Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, Utah Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra (Dublin), Ulster Orchestra (Belfast), the Halle Orchestra (Manchester) and many others.
As a chamber musician, Tetreault has performed with Roomful of Teeth, and performed and recorded with both Quattro Mani and Alarm Will Sound. He is a founding member of the group “Throw Down or Shut Up” comprised of CU Boulder faculty who are dedicated to playing the most diverse and complicated music they can find or create.
In addition to classical music, Tetreault has also performed alongside popular artists including Ben Folds, Ingrid Michaelson, STYX, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, Otis Taylor, Bela Fleck, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Elton John and many others. He has performed at festivals in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Germany and France and has recorded extensively for Albany Records, Cantaloupe Records, Warner Bros. Records, Bridge Records, Sony Classical, Bis Records, Colorado Public Radio, RTE Radio/TV Dublin and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Tetreault lives in Longmont, Colorado, with his wife and two children.