Schmitt Music is a valued partner of MacPhail Center for Music and operates throughout the entire Midwest. Schmitt is one of the nation’s premier sellers of musical products and their reputation for high quality music and service goes all the way back to 1896.

Visit their site to learn more:



Schmitt Music–Brooklyn Center
Trombone Shop–Keith Hilson (Trombonist/Low Brass Specialist) 763-566-4560
Trumpet Shop–Mark Bobnick (Trumpet Specialist) 763-398-5018

John Maddox (trombonist/repairman) 763-999-0174
Mad Dog Instrument Repair

Sheet Music and Accessories

Hickey’s Music Center
Horn Guys
Mouthpiece Express
Sheet Music Plus (Sheet music)



Repair or Purchase

Cadenza Music, St. Paul
Cindy Budd, St. Louis Park
Davenport Repair Shops, in Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center, Doug Kuehn
Jeanne Inc, Ham Lake, MN (Clarinet)
Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center, Pro Shop for Clarinet and Sax
Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center/Doug Kuehn with
Dave Dzubay, Timbre Brass and Woodwinds, Como area  651-641-8684


Sheet Music

Groth Music, Bloomington
Jeanne Inc, Ham Lake, MN
JW Pepper Music, MacPhail Rep, Evan Peterson
Luyben Music, Kansas City, MO
Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center


Reeds, mouthpieces and other accessories on line

Jeanne Inc, Ham Lake, MN
Muncy Winds, North Carolina
The Woodwind and Brasswind, Indiana


Online sheet music, out of copyright

The Clarinet Institute
International Music Score Library Project




Professional Composer Organizations
American Composers Forum (
New Music USA (


Young Composer Programs & Opportunities
Schubert Club Composer Mentorship for h.s. students: apply by June 1st
Minnesota Sinfonia Orchestra Young Composers’s Competition: submit piece by June 10th, 2015
MMTA State Composition Contest: (grades 1 – 12): submit piece by March 1st through an MMTA teacher.
NFMC Junior Composers Competition: (grades K – 12): submit piece by January 15.
MPR Minnesota Varsity Competition: (for h.s. students): check MPR website.


Performing Rights Organizations

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP):


Composer Tools

Muse Score (Notation Software):
Finale (Notation Software):
Sibelius (Notation Software):
Noteflight (Online Notation Software):


Websites Music Theory exercises Downloadable scores for study A Users Manual to the Orchestra Blank Sheet Music



Rent or Buy
Cincinnati Fluteworks
Groth Music (for rental of Jupiter Prodigy)


Katie Lowry
Dave Dzubay, Timbre Brass and Woodwinds, Como area  651-641-8684
Sheet Music

Honeysuckel Music



Instrument purchase:
Gringo Star Guitars

Books and sheet music:
Cadenza Music in St. Paul

Instrument Purchase, repair, accessories, sheet music:
Brickhouse Music in River Falls, WI
Capitol Guitars in St. Paul
The Good Guys Electronic repair (amps, electric keyboards, etc (651) 292-9165 (no website)
Hoffman Guitars (guitars, electric bass)
Podium Music, Minneapolis


Sheet Music:

Hickey’s Music
My Music Store
The Podium



Groth Music
Hobgoblin Music
Kolacny Music
Lyon and Healy West
Sylvia Woods Harp Center
Vanderbilt Music



Rental or Purchase (10% discount for MacPhail students)
Larry Barnhart Percussion Services Rental/Repair 651-649-1454 


Larry Barnhart Percussion Services Rental/Repair 651-649-1454 (no website)


Groth Music, Bloomington, Mn:
Steve Weiss Music, Philadelphia:


Sheet music

Groth Music, Bloomington, Mn:
Steve Weiss Music, Philadelphia:



Purchase and Sheet Music

Bodines Pianos & Keyboard Ctrs
Jim Laabs Pianos
Metropolitan Piano Gallery  952-841-0057 (no website)
Music Connection Pianos
Schmitt Music Centers

Music Scores and Sheet Music

Groth Music
J.W. Pepper
Schmitt Music Centers 


Martin Mikus   952.924.0412
Sean Farley   612.927.7649


STRINGS:  Violins, Violas, Cellos and String Basses


All Strings Attached
Claire Givens Violins, Inc.
Dahl Violin Shop  612-339-4800 (no website)
House of Note
John Waddle
Quinn Violins

(Many national shops will ship instruments to you for trial. Consult individual websites for details.)

Johnson String Instruments
Reuning & Son Violins
William Harris Lee & Co.
Recordings and Sheet Music
Shar Products Company
Southwest Strings
Young Musicians



Sheet Music 


Online Stores