Upcoming Events

September 2014
21: Chicago Performing and Visual Arts College Fair (Chicago, IL)
23: University of Illinois School of Music Open House (Urbana, IL)
23: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Panel Discussion (Chicago, IL)

October 2014
10: Northshore College Fair (Evanston, IL)
25: Los Angeles Performing and Visual Arts College Fair (Los Angeles, CA)
26: San Francisco Performing and Visual Arts College Fair (San Francisco, CA)

November 2014
1: Performance with the Obsidian Quartet at the Krannert Art Museum Chamber Music Series (Champaign, IL)
20-22: ICCAM Conference (Scottsdale, AZ)


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About Michael

Dr. J. Michael Holmes maintains a diverse career as a performer, educator, administrator and a former member of the music industry, giving him unique insight in preparing the next generation of music students for successful careers. Holmes has concertized and led masterclasses throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, China, Australia, and Taiwan. Dr. Holmes has received national acclaim as an orchestral saxophonist, having performed as principal saxophonists with renowned orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and has upcoming performances scheduled with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. An active chamber musician, he is a founding member and the soprano saxophonists of the Obsidian Saxophone Quartet. Holmes holds an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Illinois as well as the Enrollment Management Director for the School of Music. Dr. Holmes previously served as Director of Marketing for Saxophones at Conn-Selmer, Inc., Artistic Advisor and Product Specialist with Vandoren, and Instructor of Music at the University of Notre Dame….. VIEW FULL BIO

Recent Recordings

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