Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble

Up to date as of 03/1/21 for 2021-2022 season
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.

We are currently planning on holding MYTE rehearsals in person for the Fall 2021 Semester. In the event that conditions do not allow us to host rehearsals safely in person, we are also planning a robust online MYTE experience that will build upon what was offered during the 2020-2021 season.

The Michigan Youth Trombone Ensembleis 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: Stearns Building, Cady Room (UM North Campus, 2005 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

*Final MYTE Schedule subject to change

Fall Term (2021)
September 12
MYTE Orientation / Rehearsal 1

September 19
MYTE Rehearsal 2

September 26
MYTE Rehearsal 3

October 3
MYTE Rehearsal 4

October 10
MYTE Rehearsal 5

October 17
MYTE Rehearsal 6

October 24
MYTE Rehearsal 7

October 31
MYTE Rehearsal 8

November 7
MYTE Rehearsal 9

November 14
MYTE Rehearsal 10

November 21
MYTE Fall 2021 Performance

Winter Term (2022)
January 9
MYTE Rehearsal 1

January 16
MYTE Rehearsal 2

January 23
MYTE Rehearsal 3

January 30
MYTE Rehearsal 4

February 6
MYTE Rehearsal 5

February 13
MYTE Rehearsal 6

February 20
MYTE Rehearsal 7

March 6
MYTE Rehearsal 8

March 13
MYTE Rehearsal 9

March 20
MYTE Winter 2022 Performance

No audition is required for this ensemble.

Students must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Start your application now

Here you will

  1. Fill out your application.
  2. Share any need-based scholarship information.
  3. Pay your non-refundable application fee. ($50 per ensemble).

Please note you can revisit your application as many times as needed, however, all of the items listed above are due by your ensemble’s deadline. The application will automatically save as you fill in your application.

The priority deadline for all application/audition materials to be submitted is April 30, 2021.

Students who submitted their materials by the priority deadline will be reviewed and considered first. Review, admission, and notification for applications received after the deadline will be handled on a rolling basis, subject to space availability per each individual ensemble. Space is limited.

2021-2022 Tuition

MYTE 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 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 12, 2021). SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy.

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

MYE 2020-2021 Student Handbook
The 2021-2022 Michigan Youth Ensembles Handbook will be released in March 2021.

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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.