Music Publishing

Elliott Wessel likes to point out the fact that he has had five different positions at Schmitt Music at five different times during his career. He also conveys, as many others have, that Schmitt Music employees are much like a family.  While Elliott worked at a time for Guitar Center in Dallas and...
Reiff Lorenz grew up in the music publishing business and, like his father and grandfather, Reiff is happy and proud to carry on the family tradition.  The company was established back in 1890 with a focus on choral, keyboard, hand-bell, and instrumental music in support of church worship programs...
Petra Woodfull-Harris recalls taking lessons on the recorder at the age of six, followed by the piano three years later.  She enjoyed the idea of improving her skills and of expressing herself through music, which is a driving force in her passion today.  As the sales and marketing manager for...
Don Koller cut his teeth in the print music business at Wingert-Jones working for Frank Fendorf. While there, Don oversaw and controlled the inventory, picked the material for many of the store's well-received reading sessions and mailed choral music packets to some 50,000 Methodist churches at one...
Glendower Jones loves to unearth vocal music that is out of print yet sought after by a singer or choral group.  With a vast collection it's likely he already has what you are looking for and if so he takes pride creating a clean and easy to read edition.  He grew up in Louisiana, where his father...
Don Langlie had a wonderful experience for ten years as a band director, mostly in North Dakota, which he enjoyed very much.  When he applied for a job at Popplers Music in Grand Forks, Don took with him his interest in teaching, which has served him well as a music retailer. Don worked in the...
Martin Marris and his wife run Note Craft, a music engraving company that has played a vital role in the access of musical works of every type.  Working for publishing companies, Note Craft takes original transcripts and even outdated computer files to bring the music to an accessible format.  ...
Chaim Rubinov played the piano in his home as a child and when school age he began playing the trumpet , thanks to the encouragement of his band director.  He grew up in Montreal, where the high school he attended had a strong music program that included band exchanges and tours not only in Canada...
Ralph Peer II is the Chairman and CEO of Peermusic, which was formed by his father in 1928. While his father played a historic role in early-recorded music, the publishing company is equally significant. Ralph has been very active in the music publishing industry as he also serves as vice president...
Frank Hackinson received the Music Publisher Association’s Life Time Achievement award in 2012 for a good reason; he was a legend in the industry! He began his career in music publishing working for Charlie Hansen in New York. He learned so much from Charlie who himself pioneered many practices...

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