Instrument Repair for the Band Director
This workshop will focus on emergency and minor repairs of woodwind and brass instruments. Woodwind repair instruction includes replacing pads, corks, and springs; leveling and adjusting flutes, clarinets, and saxophones; and how to spot minor defects that can cause major playing problems. Brass repair instruction includes replacing felts, corks, and waterkey springs; freeing stuck slides and mouthpieces; disassembling and cleaning instruments; and spotting problems that you can fix yourself!
Dates: June 12 – 14
Times: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily
Noncredit Cost: $300
Required Materials: A required toolkit for this class will be available for purchase at the workshop for $100. Payments for the toolkits will be made directly to Ann MacMillan on the first day of the class.
Graduate Credit Cost: Additional $500.00 for 1 hour of graduate credit. (Payment for credit will be made separately to SMU.)
There is no on-campus housing available for this workshop. For a listing of local Dallas hotels near the SMU campus and out-of-state discounts click here.
Instrument Repair Faculty:
Ann MacMillan holds a bachelors degree in music education from Emporia State University, and a masters degree in music education from the University of North Texas.She taught middle school band for one year in Emporia, Kansas before moving to Texas to begin her studies at UNT.Ann started repairing instruments in Garden City, Kansas right out of high school and continued repairing throughout her undergraduate and masters programs.She began working at Brook Mays Music in 1991, studying under Kim Rawlings and Bob Staley. Ann became the full-time technician and instructor of repair at the University of North Texas in 1997.Since then, she has presented workshops and clinics at TMEA, KMEA, Aiken S.C., and many districts in the DFW area.