A Note from Jessica, General Manager

Welcome to the online version of Midwest Musical Imports!  We are happy you are here.  The sales and repair staff of Midwest Musical Imports are here with one purpose–to help you find the correct and properly functioning tools to give you the ability to make music at your highest level!  We value kindness, respect, and honesty, and will never pressure you to purchase something–we want you to be extremely satisfied with your experience here!  Our team is here to answer any questions you may have–whether it’s about reeds, tools, instruments or repair, we are here to help!  We work closely with our vendors all over the world to ensure that you are getting the highest quality product.  Many artists work with us as well, to hand-select instruments at the factory to ensure that you are getting the very best.  All of our instruments are gone over by our repair staff and are play-tested by our instrument specialists. We want you to know that we are so thankful for you as a customer and if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know!!!
Best wishes, Jessica

History of Midwest Musical Imports

MMI was established in 1983 as a home business offering Lorée instruments and accessories.  In 1985, Fox oboes and accessories were introduced, along with a variety of tube cane and accessories imported from France.  In the next few years, an expanded inventory of instruments was added, including Howarth, Marigaux, and Buffet.  Fox bassoons were added in 1993.  MMI relocated to an office building in August of 1997 along with a staff of four.  Repair technician Cindy Budd established the repair department in 1998.  That same year Yamaha, Fossati, and flutes were added to the expanding inventory.  The next few years saw the addition of clarinets, saxophones, and an expanded inventory of bassoons.  During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the staff at MMI grew.  In 2014, MMI became the exclusive US importer of Puchner bassoons. In 2017, MMI moved to its present location in the Fisk Building where teaching studios and a recital hall were added, along with a large expansion of space for both the sales staff and the repair staff.

Meet the Team

Brian DeGayner

Repair Department

Jeff Marshak

Oboe Department

Jessica Nelson

Bassoon Department, General Manager

Tori Okwabi, D.M.

Clarinet & Saxophone Department

Caleb Rasmusson

Repair Department

Brandon Wozniak

Clarinet & Saxophone Department

Eric Anderson

Repair Department

Allen Mannes

Repair Department

Steven Maijala

Oboe Department

Matt Reich

Repair Department

Katie Bauernfeind

Bassoon Department

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