Translate your love of music into a rewarding hands-on career in Band Instrument Repair at Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in Red Wing.
From across the United States and around the world, students come to Red Wing, Minnesota, to study band instrument repair, where you can learn the skills necessary for employment and advancement in this rewarding, viable career option. Our training is rigorous, requiring tenacity and a desire for excellence.
- In 2 semesters of comprehensive study, the Band Instrument Repair Diploma program will teach you the fundamentals of repairing clarinets, trumpets, flutes, trombones, saxophones, French horns, oboes, bassoons, and large brass. You will also learn how to fabricate tools and instrument parts using lathes, drill presses, grinders, sanders, and bench motors.
- New in 2014, the 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Band Instrument Repair degree includes all of the technical skills above, as well as college-level general education classes such as math, English, and humanities. Coursework specific to small business development and marketing is part of the A.A.S. degree program.
You will join graduates who are successfully employed in repair shops associated with music stores, school districts, and independent repair shops. In 2012, 96% of our graduates found work in the field.
Students who graduate with a diploma or A.A.S. degree from the BIR program can continue their studies and earn a 4-year degree by applying all of their credits toward a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN. The partnership agreement also allows current McNally Smith students to pursue this degree option utilizing the instruction at both colleges.
For additional information, go to www.redwingmusicrepair.org. To become a student, apply for admission to Southeast Technical.
Learn more about the musical instrument repair programs on our Red Wing campus at RedWingMusicRepair.org.