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

Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble

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

(1/26/23) Info Session on MYE’s 2023-2024 Season!

Interested in joining MYE for our next exciting season? SMTD will be hosting informational sessions for interested students and their families on Sunday, February 19th. Click here to R.S.V.P Today!

(12/15/22) Applications for MYTE’s 2023-2024 Season are now open!

See the “Applications| Eligibility” and “Tuition | Fees | Scholarship” sections below for more information on MYTE’s 2023-2024 Season. Feel free to contact SMTD Engagement & Outreach Staff via email ( if you have any questions.

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

*NOTE: Dates and times for MYTE 2022-23 Season Events are subject to change


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

Applications for Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble’s 2023-2024 Season Auditions are due by

11:59 P.M. SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023

Applications are now available for the 2023-2024 Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble Season! In order to audition / apply, 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 through 12 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

    DURING MYE SEASON (approx. September – March) Engagement & Outreach Staff monitors emails the following times

    • Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EST

    OUT OF SEASON (approx. March – August) Engagement & Outreach Staff monitors emails the following times

    • Monday – Friday, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EST

    Engagement & Outreach Staff monitors phone lines during the following hours, regardless of the time of year

    • Monday – Friday, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EST

    updated 11/14/22