Upcoming Events

July 2016
1-2: ISYM Saxophone Camp
6: Performance of Charlie Chaplin, City Lights with the Grant Park Orchestra (Chicago, IL)

August 2016
3: Performance of George Gershwin’s, Rhapsody in Blue with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Ravinia, IL)

September 2016

October 2016
14: Performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s, Pictures from an Exhibition with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
18: Performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s, Pictures from an Exhibition with the 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. Dr. Holmes is currently Artist-Teacher of Saxophone and Head of Woodwinds at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts and 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

Recent Recordings

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