We are very pleased to announce that Ginny Dodge has joined our repair staff! Ginny comes to us from the East Coast, where she was a repair technician at Charles Double Reed Company. She is a graduate of the Red Wing Band Instrument Repair Program, and holds a degree in music from Ithaca College. Ginny studied oboe with Alison Kreiling-Franco, Richard Killmer, and Paige Morgan.
Ginny is a NAPBIRT member, where she is on the editorial staff for NAPBIRT’s bimonthly Technicom. In her free time you can find her perfecting the family pumpkin pie recipe, considering learning to skateboard or trying her hand at folding mediocre origami animals. Relocating to Minneapolis affirms her love for snow, Jucy Lucys and wind chills that momentarily paralyze the windpipe.
Don’t forget about your local small businesses during the biggest shopping weekend of the year! Small Business Saturday is this weekend–November 29th. Please join us from 10-2pm CST. Thank you for supporting small businesses like us!!
It’s that time of year again – time to break out the turkey and enjoy some relaxing time off! We may not be in the office Thursday and Friday of next week but that doesn’t mean you can’t grab your stocking stuffers in our online store and enjoy FREE domestic shipping 11/27/14 – 12/1/14! Get an early start on your shopping and enjoy shipping on us.
We will be Closed:
Thursday November 27th, 2014
Friday November 28th, 2014
Normal business hours will resume on Saturday November 29th from 10 – 2 pm (Central Time) Please join us on Saturday for Small Business Saturday!
Midwest Musical Imports has always held close relationships with many prominent solo and orchestral players throughout the world. Whether they’re trying instruments, hand-selecting instruments for sale, purchasing accessories, or just stopping in for a visit we are always pleased to work with these phenomenal musicians.
In our oboe department we work closely with a number of players who hand-select instruments and are always willing to offer tips and advice for any aspiring oboist. Nathan Hughes, principal oboist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Oboe Faculty at The Juilliard School, is one such player that which we have a close working relationship with here at Midwest Musical Imports. Considered to be one of the leading orchestral players as well as a sought after pedagog, Mr. Hughes’ experience and expertise as a player and performing artist is highly valued and we are grateful for the partnership we share with him!
In a recent series of videos produced for the New World Symphony, Mr. Hughes offers advice on a variety of subjects ranging from articulation, phrasing, and audition preparation. We’ll be featuring these videos over the coming months as part of an information resource for oboists!
Video #1 – Double-Tonguing
video courtesy of the New World Symphony Orchestra