Upcoming Events

August 2017
13: A Tribute to Gershwin performance with Sylvia McNair and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Ravinia, IL)

September 2017
8: Stars of the Chicago Lyric Opera performance at Millennium Park (Chicago, IL)
20: Performance of Colgrass’ Dream Dancer with the Chicago College of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble (Chicago, IL)

October 2017
1: Chicago Saxophone Day 2.0 at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts (Chicago, IL)
14: Career Start Day at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts (Chicago, IL)
26: Performance of Bernstein’s On the Waterfront and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
27: Performance of Bernstein’s On the Waterfront and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
28: Performance of Bernstein’s On the Waterfront and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Urbana, 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 received international acclaim as an orchestral saxophonist, having performed as principal saxophonist with renowned orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Dr. Holmes is currently Interim Assistant Dean for Enrollment & Student Services, Artist-Teacher of Saxophone, and Head of Woodwinds at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts. He was previously on faculty at the University of Illinois, the College of Wooster, and the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Holmes is the Marketing Director for the North American Saxophone Alliance and served as Director of Marketing for Saxophones at Conn-Selmer, Inc. and as Artistic Advisor and Product Specialist with Vandoren.……. VIEW FULL BIO

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