Upcoming Events

October 2015
23: Performance of Bernstein, On the Waterfront, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
24: Performance of Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
25: Performance of Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)

November 2015
21: Performance of Ravel, Bolero, with Hong Kong Philharmonic (Hong Kong, China)
27: Performance of Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
28: Performance of Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
29: Performance of Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)

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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 international acclaim as an orchestral saxophonist, having performed as principal saxophonist with renowned orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. An active chamber musician, he is a founding member and the soprano saxophonist of the Obsidian Saxophone Quartet. Dr. Holmes is currently Artist-Teacher of Saxophone at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, Instructor of Saxophone at the College of Wooster, and serves as the Marketing Director for the North American Saxophone Alliance. Prior to his appointments at Roosevelt and Wooster, Holmes was Clinical Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Illinois as well as being 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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