Oral History Information
Kristin Masarik loves the moment when a young student comes into Heid Music with their parents to pick up an instrument for their school's band program. They are bewildered and nervous, yet when they make their first sound and their parents light up as bright as the child, Kristin knows they are playing a role in getting that student started in music in a positive and meaningful way. Passionate about music since she was a child, Kristin is the Buyer of band and orchestra instruments and accessories for Heid Music Company based in Appleton, Wisconsin. She also manages the branch store in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is proud of the positive impact she and her team are having on their customers. Kristin participated in the Women of NAMM (WoN) leadership summit in October 2022. WoN is a council of NAMM dedicated to increasing female representation in the music industry by connecting, supporting and growing female leadership.