Upcoming Events

March 2015
17: University of Illinois School of Music Open House (Urbana, IL)

April 2015
11: DoCha Festival Performance (Champaign, IL)
12: DoCha Festival Performance (Champaign, IL)
17: Performance of Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 with Sinfonia da Camera (Urbana, IL)

May 2015
1: Performance with Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Bloomington, IL)
2: Performance with Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Springfield, IL)

June 2015
4: Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
6: Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
19: Performance with the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Hong Kong, China)
20: Performance with the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Hong Kong, China)
21-27: Illinois Summer Youth Music Saxophone Camp (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 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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