Instrument Resources

Schmitt Music is a valued partner of MacPhail Center for Music and operates stores throughout the entire Midwest. Schmitt Music’s vision is the same today as it was in 1896 – to help customers become “music makers for life.”

The family-owned and operated business is 100% committed to best-in-class levels of customer service and expertise. You’ll find the best brands and a great selection of band & orchestra instruments, pianos & keyboards, accessories, sheet music & books, and convenient in-store repair services. Visit their site to learn more.

Instruments
Schmitt Music Trombone Shop – Keith Hilson, Trombone & Low Brass Specialist

Schmitt Music Trumpet Shop – Laura Saylor, Trumpet Specialist

Repair
Schmitt Music
John Maddox (trombonist/repairman) 763-999-0174

Sheet Music and Accessories
Schmitt Music stores or online
Hickey’s Music Center
Horn Guys
Mouthpiece Express
Sheet Music Plus (Sheet music)

Professional Composer Organizations
American Composers Forum
New Music USA

Young Composer Programs & Opportunities
MMTA State Composition Contest (Various divisions for composers age 5-18)
NFMC Junior Composers Competition (Various division for age 9 & under-18)
Classical MPR Minnesota Varsity Competition: (for high school students)

Performing Rights Organizations
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
BMI
SESAC

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
Schmitt Music Flute Gallery – Dr. Rachel E. Haug Root, Flute Specialist
Groth Music (for rental of Jupiter Prodigy)

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

Sheet Music
Schmitt Music stores or online
Fluteworld
Honeysuckle Music

Instrument purchase:
Gringo Star Guitars
Twin Town 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
Hoffman Guitars (guitars, electric bass)
Podium Music, Minneapolis

Sheet Music:
Schmitt Music stores or online
Hickey’s Music

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

Repair
Larry Barnhart Percussion Services Rental/Repair 651-649-1454

Accessories
Groth Music, Bloomington, MN
Steve Weiss Music, Philadelphia

Sheet music
Schmitt Music stores or online
Groth Music, Bloomington, MN
Steve Weiss Music, Philadelphia

Purchase and Sheet Music
Schmitt Music
Bodines Pianos & Keyboard Ctrs
Jim Laabs Pianos
Metropolitan Piano Gallery 952-841-0057
Music Connection Pianos

Music Scores and Sheet Music
Schmitt Music stores or online or print music
Groth Music
J.W. Pepper

Tuning
Martin Mikus 952.924.0412
Sean Farley 612.927.7649

Local
Schmitt Music Violin Shop – Nathan Wilson, Specialist; Peter Bingen, Head Luthier
All Strings Attached
Claire Givens Violins, Inc. 
Dahl Violin Shop 612-339-4800
House of Note
John Waddle
Quinn Violins

National
(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

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