School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan

Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble

Last updated 5/15/23

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.

MYTE Announcements

(5/15/23) Make-Up MYTE Applications Available!

Make-Up Applications for MYSB’s 2023-2024 Season are now available! Information on make-up auditions can be found in the “Applications | Eligibility” section below. Questions? Contact the Office of Engagement & Outreach at








    Rehearsal Information

    Time: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
    Location: E. V. Moore Building
    (U-M North Campus, 1100 Baits Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

    Season Schedule

    *This is a tentative schedule that closely resembles the time commitment students can expect during the MYE Season. A finalized schedule will be posted in May 2023.


    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

    Make-Up Applications for Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble’s 2023-2024 Season are due

    5:00 P.M. SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2023

    Applications are still available for the 2023-2024 Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble Season! To enroll in the course, students must complete the following steps.


    • 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).

    Final placement information will be emailed to applications in May 2023. Note that admission into the Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble does not require a formal audition!

      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. 

      For questions about applications, audition requirements, or the audition process, feel free to contact SMTD Engagement & Outreach Staff via email at

      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

      Contact Us

      Email at
      Phone at (734) 936-2660

      The Engagement & Outreach Staff monitors emails / phone lines at the following times:

      • Monday – Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EST