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. Due to restrictions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, MYTE will be moving online for the 2020-21 Season!

Previously known as the Ann Arbor Trombone Choir, 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 virtual rehearsals.

MYTE 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.

U-M Faculty Director: Professor David Jackson

Rehearsal Time: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Rehearsal Location: Online via Zoom meeting (accessible via the MYTE Course on Canvas).

Fall Term (2020)
September 13
MYTE Rehearsal 1 & Orientation

September 20
MYTE Rehearsal 2

September 27
MYTE Rehearsal 3

October 4
MYTE Rehearsal 4

October 11
MYTE Rehearsal 5

October 18
MYTE Rehearsal 6

October 25
MYTE Rehearsal 7

November 1
MYTE Rehearsal 8

November 8
MYTE Rehearsal 9

November 15
MYTE Rehearsal 10

Winter Term (2021)
January 24
MYTE Rehearsal 1

January 31
MYTE Rehearsal 2

February 7
MYTE Rehearsal 3

February 14
MYTE Rehearsal 4

February 21
MYTE Rehearsal 5

February 28
MYTE Rehearsal 6

March 7
MYTE Rehearsal 7

March 14
MYTE Rehearsal 8

March 21
MYTE Rehearsal 9

March 28
MYTE Rehearsal 10

No audition is required for this ensemble.

Students must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Interested students must complete the following process in order to be considered for the Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble:

  1. MYE online application form
  2. Pay the $50 application fee

Application Deadline – September 1, 2020
Registration Information Sent – September 4, 2020

Please note: All applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, if positions are available.

2020-2021 Tuition
MYJO Participant – $w25.00
Non-refundable application fee – $50

A discounted tuition rate of $175.00 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 Financial Assistance
A limited number of need-based awards are available. To be considered for a need-based award you must complete the online financial aid application by the priority deadline. To begin the process, select “Need Based Award Consideration” in the program application.

Refund Policy
Full refunds of MYE tuition are only available before the first rehearsal (September 13, 2020). SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy.

Please contact us at or (734) 936-2660.

MYE 2020-2021 Student Handbook
The 2020-2021 Michigan Youth Ensembles Handbook will be available in mid-August.

Accessing University of Michigan Canvas
Access U-M Canvas for class information. Each ensemble will have a separate Canvas page, available by September 8, 2020. Information will be emailed in mid-August with directions for setting up your Canvas “Friend Account.”

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.