RPMDA – Grateful at Christmas

Bonita Cross, Day Murray Music: Standouts from 2018 at Day Murray Music have been the very successful choral reviews we hold four or five times a year. We are grateful for quality new issue sacred choral anthems to present to our music directors. From small church choirs to large community and school ensembles, the selection …

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J.W. Pepper Spotlight

For those of you who missed the tour of J.W. Pepper’s Atlanta distribution center at the RPMDA convention a few years ago, you can check out this great feature on Fox Business where they filmed a tour of their facilities. It is fantastic to see such a professional and positive view of an industry that …

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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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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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Join the RPMDA Community

When considering joining the RPMDA community, you might be thinking “Why? What do I get out of it?” Despite popular belief, Print Music departments are growing and even thriving in the music industry. Being a member of the RPMDA allows you to be part of a community that realizes that sometimes, the only way to move an industry …

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Our Sheet Music Heritage – 1967 – Movies

By Tony Walas / author Visions of Music – Sheet Music in the Twentieth Century As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, let’s look back at the movies of 1967, via the vintage sheet music covers from my collection. These magical musical artifacts remind us of the memorable films …

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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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