Why MMI?

As musicians, we take great pride in helping you find exactly the right beginner or professional instruments—whether you are in the market for oboes, bassoons, clarinets, saxophones, or instrument accessories. Whatever your musical queries, we’re here to help.

About Us

Welcome Nick!

Please help us in welcoming Bassoon Specialist Nick Ober to the team!

Having performed in a variety of settings and locales, Nick’s aspiration is to be as versatile of a bassoonist as possible. Although primarily experienced as a symphonic player, he has also performed in Opera pits, Theatre and musical productions, and new music ensembles. While obtaining his Master’s in bassoon at Northwestern, he helped launch the project Apres L’Histoire, a new music ensemble that performs and commissions works for the same ensemble used in Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. He also co-founded the Seraphina Ensemble, a new music project focusing on living composers from underrepresented demographics. Most recently, Nick was in the cast for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Nell Gwynn. He has also performed with the Northbrook Symphony in Northbrook, IL . With 5 years of experience as a barista, he is also excellent at recommending coffee to people. He has a keen interest in bringing the bassoon to genres it is not normally found in, such as jazz. Someday, Nick hopes to maintain a bassoon studio at the college level.

Welcome Fabio!

Please help us in welcoming Bassoon Specialist Fabio Benites to the team!

Fábio holds bachelors in bassoon, saxophone, and music education from the University of Brasília, Masters in Arts in bassoon performance from the University of Iowa, and Doctor in Music from Florida State University. Fábio was principal bassoon at Sergipe Symphony and is currently the 3rd bassoon and contrabassoon at Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, 2nd bassoon at Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and 1st bassoon at Panama City Pops Orchestra. Fábio performed as a substitute bassoon as well in other orchestras in Brazil and the United States.

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News

Happy Holidays and year-end hours

Dec. 24--OPEN 9-1pm, no repair Dec. 25--CLOSED Dec. 26--OPEN 9-5pm Dec. 27--OPEN 9-7pm Dec. 28-OPEN 9-5pm Dec. 29--OPEN 9-3pm Dec. 30th--CLOSED Dec. 31st--OPEN 9-1pm, no repair Jan. 1--CLOSED Jan. 2-3--CLOSED for our annual inventory Jan. 4th--Normal Business hours resume. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this very busy end of year!  As a reminder, our online store is always open for…

Good luck, Katie!!

We are sad to announce that bassoon specialist Katie Bauernfeind's last day is today.  Please join us in wishing Katie the best in her new adventures, she will be greatly missed! Dear bassoon community, December…

Gifts for the Oboist

Not sure what to buy for the Oboist on your holiday shopping list?  Don't worry!  We've put together a list of ideas at all price levels!  Call us if you would like more assistance, we…
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Events

Alexander Fiterstein Clarinet Academy

Monday July 1st - 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church - 4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
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Learn More About Our Space

In January of 2017, Midwest Musical Imports moved a few blocks down the road to our current location where we doubled the square footage of the store!  Our repair staff now is in a large shop with big windows (they even have an avocado tree growing!) and plenty of space for all of their machinery including room for future expansion.  The sales staff is spread out in a very roomy area with lots of light and windows.  We increased our retail sales floor so you have the space and comfort you need while browsing for your supplies.  And last but not least, we added teaching studios and a recital hall to host all sorts of events!  We are very proud of our new space–stop by when you’re in the area, we’d love to show you around!

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