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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Hands-on training for a life in music.


Study repair and maintenance of violin family instruments — violin, viola, cello and bass — as well as bow repair and rehairing.

In the Violin Repair program at Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing, students learn about tools, wood, trees, basic principles of repair, and common repair and maintenance techniques.

The Violin Repair program at MSCS is unique in that it is structured for an entire academic year. Our students refine their skills by repeating many different repair processes multiple times over the course of their study at MSC Southeast.

Degrees in

Violin Repair DIPLOMA

Fine motor skills, patience and the ability to focus on the work at hand are essential.

No previous experience with woodworking is required as violin repair is very different from other woodworking crafts.

The aim of the program is for students to be prepared to work in the best violin shops in the world and to continue the lifelong process of learning the art.

Careers in

Music Stores

Repair Shops

Musical Instrument Manufacturers

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Minnesota State College Southeast placement rate: 100%

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At Minnesota State College Southeast, you can choose your own path, whether it's hands-on training for a new career or taking transfer-level classes to begin a bachelor’s degree. Apply now so you will be ready to build the future you've always wanted!

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WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987
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