RPMDA Announces the 2019 Dorothy Honoree and Other Awards

DOROTHY AWARD: A highlight of every convention is the announcement of the Dorothy at the closing dinner, given for a lifetime of service and achievement in the music industry. It is RPMDA’s highest honor. The 2019 honoree is Lori Supinie of Senseney Music. Lorie began her long and distinguished career in the print music industry at Senseney Music and is …

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RPMDA Dealer Member Feature: Bertrand’s Music and Lessons

By Andrea Pelloquin, West Music Company Welcome to our first RPMDA Dealer Member feature!  In every issue going forward we will be interviewing a new dealer member of RPMDA.  We want to get to know our fellow dealers and learn what makes them unique – and inspire us all to be the best dealers we …

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RPMDA Reflections from the NAMM Historical Project

by Dan Del Fiorentino, NAMM One of the bonuses of attending a gathering at RPMDA is the insight you gain, often when you least expect it.  We all expect to gather great ideas at the Best Ideas session and all the wonderful educational programs but learning a different approach to customer service at the bar …

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Luyben Music Congratulates Don Shoberg on His Retirement

Luyben Music Celebrates Don Shoberg’s Retirement After 63 years of loyal, caring, and expert service, Don Shoberg is retiring from Luyben Music effective September 20, 2018. Don came into Luyben Music in the fall of 1954 to buy a clarinet reed (he’s a trumpet player) for a methods class he was taking while pursuing a …

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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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