Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble

Last updated 7/15/24

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

(6/25/24) MYTE Make-Up Applications Available – 7/20/24

There’s still time to submit a make-up application for MYTE’s 2024-25 season!  Make-up applications are being accepted up through Saturday, July 20th, 2024. Information can be found in the “Applications | Eligibility” section below. Contact the Office of Engagement & Outreach ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Rehearsal Information

Time: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Cady Room

Frederick Stearns Building
(U-M North Campus, 2005 Baits Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

All rehearsals / events will take place at that above listed time and location unless otherwise noted

MYTE Season Schedule

Click the button below to access next season’s schedule


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 the 2024-2025 MYTE Season are now available. See below for application requirements


  • Complete the 2024-2025 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).
  • Submit your completed application by 5:00 P.M. Saturday, July 20th, 2024

*IMPORTANT: Those interested in the Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble should note this ensemble DOES NOT have an audition requirement to join. 

Students interested in the Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble must be enrolled in grades 9 (nine) through 12 (twelve) for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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

Tuition | Fees | Scholarships

Updated for the 2024-2025 MYE Season

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 [email protected]
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