Upcoming Events

April 2015
11: DoCha Festival Performance (Champaign, IL)
12: DoCha Festival Performance (Champaign, IL)
17: Performance 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 Hong Kong Philharmonic (Hong Kong, China)
20: Performance with Hong Kong Philharmonic (Hong Kong, China)
21-27: Illinois Summer Youth Music Saxophone Camp (Urbana, IL)

July 2015
9-14: World Saxophone Congress (Strasbourg, FR)
13: Performance with the Obsidian Quartet (Strasbourg, FR)


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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.Dr. Holmes is currently Artist-Teacher of Saxophone at Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts as well as Instructor of Saxophone at the College of Wooster. Prior to his appointments at Roosevelt and Wooster, Holmes held an academic appointment as 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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