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Michigan Youth Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble

The Michigan Youth Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble (MYETE) provides students advanced experience in performing a variety of euphonium & tuba ensemble repertoire. Under the direction of Prof. David Zerkel, students will work with current U-M graduate and undergraduate students from the SMTD Euphonium & Tuba Studio to bolster their overall musicianship, learn exciting ensemble repertoire, and participate in weekly rehearsals culminating in end of semester performances.

Applications are now open for the 2022-23 Michigan Youth Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble Season! See below for application requirements.

Rehearsal Time: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Rehearsal Location: Room TBD, Earl V. Moore Music Building (UM North Campus, 1100 Baits Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

[Updated 6/23/22] View the current MYE COVID-19 vaccination policy (this policy currently applies to the upcoming 2022-23 MYE Season)


FACULTY DIRECTOR – DAVID ZERKEL
Professor of Tuba & Euphonium

A dedicated educator, Zerkel’s students have enjoyed numerous musical and professional successes under his direction. He has had multiple winners in the Leonard Falcone Competition, the solo competition of the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the national Music Teachers National Association solo competition. Alumni from his studio have performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Many others are leading successful teaching careers at the secondary and post-secondary level.
Zerkel joins SMTD from the University of Georgia where he is a Professor of Tuba and Euphonium. In addition to his work in higher education, Zerkel leads an active career as a performer. He has performed with orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. He is a member fo the Brass Band of Battle Creek, was a founding member for the Washington Symphonic Brass, and has performed with the Burning River Brass. He began his performing career as a member of The United States Army Field Band and The United States Army Band.


MYETE 2022-23 Season ScheduleMYETE 2022-23 Season Schedule

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


Those interested in participating in the 2022-2023 Michigan Youth Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble Season should complete an application by following the directions posted in the following section.

NOTE: The Michigan Youth Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble does not require an audition to participate.

ELIGIBILITY
Students interested in the Michigan Youth Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 for the 2022-2023 academic year.


Applications for the 2022-2023 Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble are open now!

APPLY NOW

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis following the May 1, 2022, priority deadline. Feel free to contact SMTD Engagement & Outreach Staff via email (smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu) if you have any questions.


2022-2023 Tuition
MYETE Participant – $300.00
Non-refundable application fee – $50

A discounted tuition rate of $300.00 per additional ensemble is available for musicians who participate in multiple ensembles. This discount is applied to the ensemble of equal or lesser value.

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP
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

REFUND POLICY
Full refunds of MYE tuition are only available before the first rehearsal (September 11, 2022). SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy


Contact SMTD’s Engagement & Outreach Office via email at smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu or by 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


MYE 2022-2023 Participant & Family Policy Handbook

MYE STUDENT ABSENCE FORM
To report a planned absence, complete the ONLINE MYE ABSENCE FORM.Please submit all forms at least one week before the planned date of absence.


updated 6/23/22