855 W. 8th Ave. • Mesa, AZ 85210

(480) 472-1056

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Dr. Steven Prescott

Lead Instrument Repair Technician

MPS Instrument Repair Facility
Over 30 years experience
Dr. Steven Prescott

Dr. Steven Prescott received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance, Music Education Minor, from the University of Illinois and Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from the University of Arizona. Dr. Prescott holds a degree of Occupational Proficiency from Red Wing Technical College in Musical Instrument Repair and Restoration and has over 30 years of experience, including 16 years as Instrument Repair Technician at Indiana State University. Dr. Prescott is the owner of Art of Fugue, a musical instrument repair company, currently based in SanTan, Arizona. He has been a member of the Indiana State University Faculty Winds, which has produced 3 compact disc recordings. Dr. Prescott was also a member of Philharmonia à Vent, producing 7 compact disc recordings, and a was member of the Regali Chamber Winds. Dr. Prescott has recorded for Hal Leonard at Aire Born Studios, in Indianapolis Indiana. He taught Clarinet and Instrument Repair at the Shell Lake Arts Center in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, has been Professor of Woodwinds at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana; Assistant Professor of Music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana; and was a tenured Associate Professor of Music, directing both Jazz and Wind Ensembles, and interim Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Prior to accepting the Lead Technician position for Mesa Public Schools, Dr. Prescott was Coordinator of Liturgical Music and Choir Director at Saint Joseph University Parish in Terre Haute, Indiana, and has taught music at the junior high and high school level. Dr. Prescott has been Bass Clarinetist for the Rochester Symphony Orchestra in Rochester, MN, Principal Clarinetist for the Danville Symphony Orchestra in Danville, IL and is was Utility Clarinetist for the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra in Terre Haute, Indiana for 30 years. Dr. Prescott has given instruction at Sam Sharpe Teachers College in Jamaica, West Indies, and is an active clinician and soloist. Dr. Prescott is a Yamaha Performing Artist. [More...]

Instrument Repair Facility Hours:

Mon -Thurs  7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday  7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please do not visit the repair shop without an appointment.  Call first before coming to the shop to ensure that someone will be there.

Instrument Repair Staff

Dr. Steven Prescott, Lead Repair Technician
Spencer Longtin, Office Administrator and Luthier
Joni Prescott, Repair Technician
Joe Corrao, Delivery Driver

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Mesa Public Schools is proud to offer its teachers an in-house musical instrument repair facility.  All Mesa Public Schools district-owned instruments are to be repaired at the MPS Instrument Repair Facility.  There will be no exceptions to this policy. Instruments will be repaired as quickly as possible by extremely talented repair technicians.  Please understand that some repairs may require extra time.

New Instruments

When ordering new instruments please have them shipped to MDC/Repair Shop so that they can be processed through the school system with less confusion and the instruments can be checked/adjusted/processed by the Repair Shop before being delivered to your school.

When looking to purchase new instruments, Directors are welcome to consult with Steve Prescott, the Lead Technician, for input on avoiding problematic instruments (poor quality/tuning problems/etc.) and unneeded expense and/or possible cannibalization in the near future.

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