Thanksgiving Food Drive

We’re collecting food items and we need your help!

Donate a food shelf item on Monday, November 24 through Wednesday, November 26, and you’ll get 10% OFF your printed music and/or musical accessories purchase!

Please bring non-perishable food shelf items to your Schmitt Music store, and ask a Sales Associate for details. Here are the organizations that will benefit from your generous donation:

Brooklyn Center – St. John the Baptist Food Shelf
Burnsville – Mission Outpost at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Duluth – Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Fargo – Emergency Food Pantry
Maplewood – North St. Paul Area Food Shelf
Minnetonka – ICA Food Shelf
Omaha – Omaha Food Bank
Rochester – Channel One Food Shelf
Roseville – Keystone Community Services
Sioux Falls – Feeding South Dakota
Virginia – Quad City Food Shelf

(Quad City Food Shelf serves people of Biwabik, Cotton, Eveleth, Gilbert, Mountain Iron, Virginia, and surrounding areas).


CLICK HERE to learn more about Schmitt Music’s Holiday Deals and special events!

 

Free Performance & Clinics with Yamaha Artist Wayne Bergeron

The Trumpet Shop is proud to present a clinic with Yamaha Performing Artist Wayne Bergeron on Thursday, December 4 from 6PM to 8PM at Schmitt Music Brooklyn CenterFREE!

Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most active players on the Los Angeles scene. With studio dates, International touring, jazz concerts, guest soloist appearances and clinics he has no intention of slowing down.

Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your spot!  Give us a call at 763-398-5018, email us at trumpetshop@schmittmusic.com, or use our online RSVP form – .


Check out this video featuring Wayne Bergeron and Arturo Sandoval performing “Maynard and Waynard” at the Catalina Jazz Club in 2013:

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Born in 1958 in Hartford, Conneticut, Wayne Bergeron grew up in Southern California where he started on French horn before switching to trumpet in the 7th grade. Although a difficult instrument to play, Bergeron took to the trumpet quickly. “I found I had natural ability for playing the trumpet in the upper register at an early age.” Bergeron credits his junior high school band director and first trumpet teacher, Ron Savitt, for molding his natural abilities into practical working skills.

In 1986, Bergeron landed the lead trumpet position with the Maynard Ferguson Band. He can be heard on such Maynard Ferguson recordings as “Body & Soul,” “Big Bop Nouveau,” “Brass Attitude” and “The One & Only Maynard Ferguson.” Remarking on the talented trumpet player, Maynard Ferguson had this to say during a radio interview: “Wayne is the most musical lead trumpet player I’ve ever had in my band.”

As a sideman, Bergeron’s list of CD credits reads like a who’s who in contemporary jazz and pop, running the stylistic gamut from Ray Charles to Green Day. Other stellar names include Beyoncé, Michael Buble, Josh Groban and many more. He has also worked on 300 plus TV & motion picture soundtracks. A partial list of film credits include Toy Story 3, Despicable Me and Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Wayne’s featured trumpet solos can be heard on the motion pictures Duplicity, Rocky Balboa, The Incredibles, Leatherheads, The Princess & the Frog, The Perfect Game, High Crimes, Rounders, Fled, Hey Arnold (the movie), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Rat Pack, Childstar, Illegal Tender, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Foolproof, and 2 Days in the Valley.

After being behind the scenes for so many years, Bergeron stepped out on his own with his first solo effort “You Call This a Living?” This debut project earned him a Grammy nomination in 2004 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble as well as rave reviews from fans and press
worldwide. Wayne’s latest recording “Plays Well With Others” was released on the Concord Jazz label in 2007 is being met with the same acclaim.

Bergeron’s passion for big bands has led to his inclusion in some of Los Angeles’ most well respected bands. He has recorded with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Chris Walden, Tom Kubis, John La Barbera, Andy Martin, Ralph Carmichael, Bob Florence, Frank Capp, Matt Catingub, Bill Liston, Kim Richmond, Ray Anthony, Buddy Childers, Roger Neumann, Bill Perkins, Bill Elliott, Gary Irwin, Bill Watrous, Bob Curnow and Phil Kelly.

Bergeron is a National Artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America and is co-designer of the YTR-8335LA trumpet and YFH-8315G Flugelhorn. Bergeron enjoys his work as a clinician/educator and feels it’s important to give back by mentoring young musicians. He has no intention of slowing down. Learn more on Wayne’s website: www.waynebergeron.com.

 

Holiday Open House

Do you have a student who loves to perform? This holiday season, we’re dressing up our windows with live music! Contact your Schmitt Music store and sign up for a time to play in our store during a “Holiday Open House” event!
Invite your friends, family and neighbors to watch you perform, and enjoy holiday refreshments. Not interested in performing – that’s ok, too! We’ll see you at our Holiday Open House!
Contact your Schmitt Music store for details or to sign up for performance slots! Here are the Holiday Open House dates by store:
  • Brooklyn CenterSaturday, December 20
  • BurnsvilleSaturday, Nov. 22 & Saturday, December 13
  • DuluthSaturday, December 13 from 12pm – 5pm
  • EdinaThursday, Dec. 18 at 6pm & Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12pm
  • MaplewoodMonday, December 15
  • OmahaSaturday, December 20
  • RochesterSaturday, December 13
  • RosevilleTuesday, Dec. 16 – Thursday, Dec. 18; 3pm

Learn more about Schmitt Music’s “Holiday Savings” and special events – CLICK HERE!

http://www.schmittmusic.com/events/holiday-deals/

 

BRAVO! Step Up

GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME!

Your son or daughter may be ready for a performance quality instrument – the perfect gift that can be enjoyed for many years to come! Schmitt Music’s “Bravo! Step Up” Instrument Program was developed especially for customers currently participating in our “Better Than Rent” Instrument Trial Purchase program, and introduces a new line of performance instruments designed just for advancing players.
Bravo instruments
If you currently have a contract with us for a beginner band or orchestra instrument, the holiday season is a great time for you to take advantage of the equity credit you have accrued – UP TO $450 toward the purchase of a new instrument!

Join us for a “Preferred Customer Weekend Selection Event” and get double rebates – UP TO $200 – from manufacturers including Eastman, Conn-Selmer, P. Mauriat, and Yamaha!

Bring your student in to play and compare “Bravo! Step Up” instruments, or surprise them with the perfect holiday gift! Let us help you choose the perfect instrument.

Join us on Friday, December 12 or Saturday, December 13 and get an exclusive look at our expanded inventory selection, and save with sale prices and double rebates – 2 DAYS ONLY!

Get selection advice from Manufacturer Reps, and shop the largest inventory selection in one location all year – over 400 performance and professional instruments on site – at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center’s metro-wide event.

Call 763-566-4560, email bcrsvp@schmittmusic.com, or RSVP to the event online –
Call 701-281-1828, email fargo@schmittmusic.com, or RSVP to the event online –

Now is the time… A superior quality instrument can help your student learn faster, play longer, and inspire them to stretch to the limit of their talent. There is no finer gift for a student, or one that promises more joy and pleasure, than a lifetime of incomparable music.

With our special BRAVO! package offer, it’s a great time to upgrade from a beginner instrument to a BRAVO! “Performance Level” instrument.

Contact your nearest Schmitt Music store to make your selection appointment during our Preferred Customer events! Click here to learn more about the “BRAVO! Step Up” program.

 

Joey Curtin Concert in Kansas City

Please join us for a special performance by Joey Curtin at Schmitt Music Kansas City on Friday, November 14 at 7PM. This concert will feature original compositions and new arrangements of beloved folk melodies!

Now living in Kansas City, Joey Curtin is a composer and keyboard artist who began her musical career in the San Francisco Bay area.   Her piano and synthesizer compositions are a fusion of jazz, new age, Americana and Celtic influences. Joey’s music has been featured on Public Radio, a PBS documentary and can be heard on Pandora Radio – in fact, Pandora has just added a Joey Curtin (Holiday) station featuring her album “The Electric Christmas Symphony” – learn more on her website: www.joeycurtin.com.

Suggested donation: $10 at the door.

Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your seat! Please call 913-663-4756 or to RSVP online.

Check out Joey’s version of “Deck the Halls” from her EP “Electric Christmas Symphony” here:

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Steinway Piano Selection Event 2014, Overland Park, Kansas, Greater Kansas City, Kansas City piano store

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Steinway & Sons has authorized Schmitt Music, as its exclusive dealer in the Greater Kansas City area, to participate in a “Steinway Factory Selection Event” – 3 DAYS ONLY!

Steinway Selection event

This “Factory Direct” event takes place on Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23 at Schmitt Music’s Steinway Showroom in Overland Park, KS and includes new, slightly used, and pre-owned Steinway and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos.

Call 913-663-4756 to schedule your piano showing or email us at kckb@schmittmusic.com.

You can also use our online contact form – .

Beat the Price Increase! Save thousands off of 2015 prices during the event! New Essex grand pianos from $12,300!

• Factory authorized Instant Rebates on all new Boston grand and vertical pianos, and new Essex grand pianos!

FACTORY AUTHORIZED PLAYER PIANO DISCOUNTS on state-of-the-art player technology systems from QRS!

• Affordable financing options are available, including special 0% Interest for 12 Months on any new Steinway & Sons, or Steinway-designed Boston or Essex piano during this event only!

Trade-ins welcome!

Steinway Selection eventSince 1853, Steinway pianos have been handcrafted to last for generations. A treasured possession that grows in value over the course of time, the Steinway piano is the choice of 97% of concert artists, and is quite simply the standard by which all other pianos are compared. In addition to Steinway pianos, our Boston and Essex pianos bring a level of performance that is superior to any other pianos in their price range.

Steinway pianos are rarely discounted, but during this “factory direct” event, all new Steinway & Sons, and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex upright and grand pianos will be selling well below retail price. In addition, Steinway Factory Representative, Dan Onnen, will be on hand to help with selection and factory authorized incentives during the promotion!

Contact a Piano Specialist today and set up a personal showing!

Call 913-663-4756, email us at kckb@schmittmusic.com, or find all of Schmitt Music Kansas City’s Piano Specialists online – click here to get contact information, read bios, or even schedule your piano showing online!


Proudly Made in America for 160 Years!

Schmitt Music is the exclusive dealer for Steinway pianos in every market where we do business. We have proudly represented Steinway & Sons since 1961 – over 50 years!

Steinway & Sons, founded by Henry Engelhard Steinway in 1853, developed the modern piano with revolutionary designs and 127 patented inventions. Visit us today and our piano experts will show you all about the innovative designs, attention to detail, and craftsmanship that established Steinway pianos as the world’s finest.

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Steinway Piano Selection Event 2014, Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha piano store

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Steinway & Sons has authorized Schmitt Music, as its exclusive dealer in the state of Nebraska, to participate in a “Steinway Factory Selection Event” at Schmitt Music Omaha!

Steinway Selection event

This “Factory Direct” event takes place on Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16 at Schmitt Music’s Steinway Showroom in Omaha, NE and includes new, slightly used, and pre-owned Steinway and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos.

Call 402-391-5588 to schedule your piano showing or email us at omkb@schmittmusic.com.

You can also use our online contact form – .

Beat the Price Increase! Save thousands off of 2015 prices during the event!

• Factory authorized Instant Rebates on all new Boston grand and vertical pianos, and new Essex grand pianos!

FACTORY AUTHORIZED PLAYER PIANO DISCOUNTS on state-of-the-art player technology systems from QRS!

12-Month No-Interest Financing is available on any new Steinway & Sons, or Steinway-designed Boston or Essex piano!

Trade-ins welcome!

Steinway Selection eventSince 1853, Steinway pianos have been handcrafted to last for generations. A treasured possession that grows in value over the course of time, the Steinway piano is the choice of 97% of concert artists, and is quite simply the standard by which all other pianos are compared.

In addition to Steinway pianos, our Boston and Essex pianos bring a level of performance that is superior to any other pianos in their price range.

Steinway pianos are rarely discounted, but during this “factory direct” event, all new Steinway & Sons, and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex upright and grand pianos will be selling well below retail price.

Contact a Piano Specialist today and set up a personal showing!

Call 402-391-5588, email us at omkb@schmittmusic.com, or find Schmitt Music Omaha’s Piano Specialists online – click here to get contact information, read bios, or even schedule your piano showing online!


Proudly Made in America for 160 Years!

Schmitt Music is the exclusive dealer for Steinway pianos in every market where we do business. We have proudly represented Steinway & Sons since 1961 – over 50 years!

Steinway & Sons, founded by Henry Engelhard Steinway in 1853, developed the modern piano with revolutionary designs and 127 patented inventions. Visit us today and our piano experts will show you all about the innovative designs, attention to detail, and craftsmanship that established Steinway pianos as the world’s finest.

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Dr. Eugene Rousseau Sax Clinic in Minneapolis, Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center

The Sax Shop proudly presents a clinic and discussions with Dr. Eugene Rousseau on Saturday, November 22 at 3:00PM at Schmitt Music Brooklyn CenterFREE!

Dr. Rousseau will discuss the history of the saxophone and his collection of instruments, and will give a saxophone master class! Get a special print music and accessory discount during this event only, including 10% OFF all in-stock E. Rousseau mouthpieces!

Call 763-398-5034, email us at saxshop@schmittmusic.com, or us our online RSVP form –

Can’t make it to the event? Stream the clinic on Ustream using your favorite browser, or the Ustream app on your smartphone! Click here for The Sax Shop’s Ustream channel.


Dr. Eugene Rousseau has performed across North America and on five continents since his Carnegie Hall debut. He gave the first solo saxophone recitals in Paris, Berlin, Vienna, London, and Amsterdam. He has given a yearly master course at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg during 1991-2001, marking the first time that the saxophone was included at that institution.

Learn more about Dr. Rousseau on his website: eugene-rousseau.com, or find him on Facebook: facebook.com/rousseausaxophone.

 

Flute Shop Grand Opening at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center

Special Performance, New Products, Giveaways & More!

Celebrate the “Grand Opening” of The Flute Shop, the latest addition to the Specialty Shops at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center on Saturday, November 15 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

The Flute Shop carries quality instruments from Altus, Azumi, Haynes, Amadeus by Haynes, Pearl, Powell and Yamaha. We offer professional and intermediate level flutes, piccolos, harmony flutes and headjoints, plus a great selection of must-have accessories from BG France, Protec and more. Join us for these “Grand Opening” events:

Open House: all day, 10:00am to 6:00pm

An Altus representative will be in the shop to answer questions about BG France accessories, and you can try out accessory samples and an expanded inventory from Altus and Haynes.

Alan Weiss Performance: 3:00pm

Join us for a free performance by Alan Weiss, accomplished flutist, and Artist-in-Residence at Haynes Flute Company. Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your spot!

Raffle & Grand Prize Giveaway: 4:00pm

We’ll be giving out door prizes all day long, plus there will be a “Grand Prize” drawing for one BRAND NEW PICCOLO! Must be present at the Alan Weiss performance and drawing to win.

Please call 763-566-4560 or to RSVP online.

Alan Weiss, fluteFlutist Alan Weiss is currently Artist-in-Residence at the William S. Haynes Company, a member of the Boston Classical Orchestra, and former member of the Virignia Symphony, Iceland National Symphony, State Orchestra of Mexico, and Mexico City Philharmonic. Alan is former Assistant Professor of Flute/Chamber Music at Boston University College for the Arts.

His sound is light and fluffy, rendering every delicious note of this work in spontaneous, joyful fashion.” – Steven Ritter, American Record Guide

Learn more about Alan Weiss on his website: alanweissflute.com.


CLICK HERE to learn more about The Flute Shop, or contact Flute Shop Manager, Bianca Najera for event details: please call 763-566-4560 or email us at fluteshop@schmittmusic.com.

 

Steinway Piano Selection Event 2014, Edina, Minneapolis, Minnesota piano store

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Steinway & Sons has authorized Schmitt Music, as its exclusive dealer in the state of Minnesota, to participate in a “Steinway Factory Selection Event” at Schmitt Music Edina!

Steinway Selection event

This “Factory Direct” event takes place on Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9 at Schmitt Music’s Steinway Showroom in Edina, MN and includes new, slightly used, and pre-owned Steinway and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos.

Call 612-238-9941 to schedule your piano showing or email us at edkb@schmittmusic.com.

You can also use our online contact form – .

Beat the Price Increase! Save thousands off of 2015 prices during the event!

• Factory authorized Instant Rebates on all new Boston grand and vertical pianos, and new Essex grand pianos!

FACTORY AUTHORIZED PLAYER PIANO DISCOUNTS on state-of-the-art player technology systems from QRS!

12-Month No-Interest Financing is available on any new Steinway & Sons, or Steinway-designed Boston or Essex piano!

Trade-ins welcome!

Steinway Selection eventSince 1853, Steinway pianos have been handcrafted to last for generations. A treasured possession that grows in value over the course of time, the Steinway piano is the choice of 97% of concert artists, and is quite simply the standard by which all other pianos are compared. In addition to Steinway pianos, our Boston and Essex pianos bring a level of performance that is superior to any other pianos in their price range.

Steinway pianos are rarely discounted, but during this “factory direct” event, all new Steinway & Sons, and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex upright and grand pianos will be selling well below retail price. In addition, Steinway Factory Representative, Dan Onnen, will be on hand to help with selection and factory authorized incentives during the promotion!

Contact a Piano Specialist today and set up a personal showing!

Call 612-238-9941, email us at edkb@schmittmusic.com, or find all of Schmitt Music’s Twin Cities Piano Specialists online – click here to get contact information, read bios, or even schedule your piano showing online!


Proudly Made in America for 160 Years!

Schmitt Music is the exclusive dealer for Steinway pianos in every market where we do business. We have proudly represented Steinway & Sons since 1961 – over 50 years!

Steinway & Sons, founded by Henry Engelhard Steinway in 1853, developed the modern piano with revolutionary designs and 127 patented inventions. Visit us today and our piano experts will show you all about the innovative designs, attention to detail, and craftsmanship that established Steinway pianos as the world’s finest.

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