Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble
Last updated 9/27/23
The Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble (MYTE), under the direction of Professor David Jackson, provides students advanced experience in performing a variety of trombone ensemble repertoire. Students will work with current U-M graduate and undergraduate trombone students of Prof. David Jackson to strengthen their overall musicianship, learn new repertoire, and participate in collaborative music making through weekly rehearsals.
The Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble is open to high-school aged trombonists, and is recommended for students who are generally in upper high school grades with two to four years of musical experience.
(9/27/23) Applications closed for MYE’s 2023-2024 Season
We are no longer accepting applications for MYE’s 2023-2024 Season. Check back in December 2023 for information on joining us for our 75th Annivesary Season in 2024-2025!
Time: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: E. V. Moore Building
(U-M North Campus, 1100 Baits Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Click the button below for a the finalized 2023-2024 Season Schedule for the Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble.
FACULTY DIRECTOR – DAVID JACKSON
Professor of Music
David Jackson, professor of trombone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, enjoys an active career as a performer andteacher. He is a recognized and ardent supporter of new music who has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions for the trombone including Angel of Dreamers, by Eric Ewazen, for trombone, baritone voice and strings, and John Henry’s Big by Adolphus Hailstork for trombone and piano.
In demand as a guest clinician and performer, Jackson has presented numerous guest recitals and master classes at institutions including the Juilliard School, Yale University, UCLA, University of Minnesota, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory as well as the conservatories of Shanghai and Beijing. His former students occupy performing and teaching positions around the world.
Jackson has been on the faculties of Baylor University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Toledo, the Interlochen Arts Camp, and the Idyllwild ChamberFest. He spends his summers teaching and performing at the Brevard Music Center. Mr. Jackson is an S. E. Shires artist and clinician.
Applications | Eligibility
We are no longer acceptiong applications for MYE’s 2023-2024 Season. Check back in December 2023 for information on joining us for our 75th Anniversary Season in 2024-2025!
Audition / application requirements for our 2024-2025 Season will be posted in December. For sample requirements, please see below for our 2023-2024 audition / application requirements
2023-2024 MICHIGAN YOUTH TROMBONE ENSEMBLE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
- Complete the 2023-2024 Michigan Youth Ensembles Application via the button below.
- Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify based on financial need (contact Engagement & Outreach Staff for more information).
Students interested in the Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble must be enrolled in grades 9 (nine) through 12 (twelve) for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble is also open to students of exceptional ability enrolled in grade 8 (eight) for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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Tuition | Fees | Scholarships
Participant – $330.00
Non-refundable application fee – $30
A discounted tuition rate of $330.00 per additional ensemble is available for musicians who participate in multiple ensembles. This discount is applied to the ensemble of equal or lesser value.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:
- Monthly Expenses
- Previous Year’s Tax Return
- Statement of Need
Full refunds of MYE tuition are only available before the first regularly scheduled rehearsal of the current concert season. Those wishing to learn more about the MYE Refund Policy can do so by clicking here: SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy
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