Upcoming Events

March 2014:
1: Naperville Central High School (Naperville, IL)
20-23: North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference (Urbana, IL)
21: Performance with Obsidian Quartet at North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference (Urbana, IL)
22: Featured performance at North American Saxophone Alliance (Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; Urbana, IL)
30: Performance with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (St. Louis, MO)

April 2014
12: Performance with Ben Folds and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (St. Louis, MO)
13: Performance with Ben Folds and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (St. Louis, MO)
17: Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
18: Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
19: Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)
22: Performance with Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago, IL)

May 2014
7: Concerto performance with the Illinois Wind Symphony (Urbana, IL)
10: Concerto performance with the Illinois Wind Symphony (Urbana, IL)

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About Michael

Dr. J. Michael Holmes is a talented solo and chamber musician who “…is emerging as one of America’s stars in the world of the concert saxophone” (states saxophonist John Sampen). Professor Holmes’ active playing career has seen him performing at some of the most prestigious venues in the United States, Taiwan, and throughout Europe (including a 2012 European tour with the renown St. Louis Symphony Orchestra). Dr. Holmes has received national acclaim as an orchestral saxophonist, and has performed with numerous orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Sinfonia da Camera, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony. Holmes has also shared the stage with artists such as Ben Folds, The Temptations, Manahattan Transfer, and Idina Menzel… just to name a few. As an active chamber musician, Holmes is the soprano saxophonist in the Obsidian Quartet, which is comprised of passionate performers, teachers and advocates for the arts…. VIEW FULL BIO

2012 Saxophone Journal Article

Obsidian Quartet

2014 NASA Conference