A Conversation with Madeleine Crouch – 2018 Dorothy Award Recipient

by Christie Smith, Alfred Music There are some people in this world that are put here to draw us together, to show us what we can accomplish when we work together, and Madeleine Crouch is one of those people. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing my friend and mentor, who received the Dorothy Award …

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Thank You to Our 2018 Convention Sponsors!

A big THANK YOU to the sponsors of RPMDA 2018 for their support of our Minneapolis convention. These vital financial contributions enable us to continue presenting the best possible convention experience, and we simply couldn’t do it without them. Please let them know that you appreciate their support of this organization! Diamond Level Alfred Music …

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Hal Leonard Distribution Center Tour

by Tim Cose, Hal Leonard The RPMDA convention-goers toured the Hal Leonard Corporation facilities on the Wednesday before the convention began. This left plenty of time for attendees to discuss the distribution and production systems and facilities. Our perspective as the audience was unanimous: the Hal Leonard team in Winona took us all on an …

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RPMDA Announces the 2018 Dorothy Honoree and Other Awards

The 2018 RPMDA 42nd Annual Convention in Minneapolis attracted 160 attendees, including 26 exhibitors, and 20 first-time attendees. Among the many convention attractions, members participated in a tour of the Hal Leonard Distribution center in Winona, Minnesota, a visit to member stores, Groth Music Company and Schmitt Music Company, an excursion to Fly Over America in …

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Our Sheet Music Heritage: 1967 – Popular Songs

By Tony Walas, Harris Teller /author Visions of Music – Sheet Music in the Twentieth Century As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, let’s examine some significant artifacts from the time – the popular sheet music of 1967. That these pieces of our music heritage are still around fifty years later, to …

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RPMDA Announces 2017 Dorothy Award Honoree and other Announcements

The 2017 RPMDA 41st Annual Convention in Atlanta attracted 169 attendees, including 26 exhibitors, and 32 first-time attendees. Among the many convention attractions, members participated in a CNN/Aquarium Tour, a tour of the J.W. Pepper facilities, a Scavenger hunt,  and the Annual Awards banquet.  Educational sessions were stronger than ever for 2017. The convention mood this …

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