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Founded in December 1953, Kendor Music was the brainchild of three instrumental music teachers who recognized the need for student-level stage band publications.
Aside from jazz, the Kendor catalog has also gained international prominence in the other key areas of school programs by presenting quality editions for concert bands, string and full orchestras, instrumental soloists and chamber groups. With a focus on beginning orchestra students, Kendor publishes the Nova, Playground, Cadet, and Concert String Orchestra Series, in addition to the Studio Orchestra Series. They offer works from arrangers such as Robert Frost, Elliot Del Borgo, Mitchell Bender, and Stephen Wieloszynski.
In 1992, Kendor received the "Publisher of the Year" award from the Retail Print Music Dealers Association. Under the experienced supervision of Craig Cornwall (President) and Jeff Jarvis (CEO), Kendor's future in the publishing industry is promising indeed.
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Question: How can I request your CDs of sample music? I have recently started a small string orchestra and I need to build a library, but since I'm on a tight budget right now, recordings of the pieces before I purchase them are very helpful when deciding what to purchase!
Answer: Thank you for your recent inquiry. To request copies of our string demo, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Also, you can also listen to recordings of our string orchestra titles on-line and view the 1st violin part at www.kendormusic.com.
Question: I am a middle school orchestra teacher in River Forest, IL. We are looking for a composer to write a piece for our orchestra. Can you help me out? Thanks!!!
Answer: Thank you for your recent inquiry. Many of our composers are willing to do commission projects. To do this please e-mail the composer at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward the message on to the composer that you choose.
Below is a list of our composers that write at the middle school level for orchestra and may be able to write a piece for you.
Thank you for your expressed interest in Kendor Music publications.
Question: Are there any new Niehaus arrangements due out for the 2001-2002 school year?
Answer: Thank you
for your recent inquiry regarding string publications by Lennie
Niehaus. We have a variety of new material from Mr. Niehaus which
will appear on our Volume 21 String Orchestra CD Demo presentation, available
by mid-May 2001. The titles are as follows:
"String Essay #1" - $40.00 - Grade Level: 3+
All of the above are currently listed on the Kendor Music web-site with complete descriptions, except "Kensington Square" which is not yet available. Sound clips will also be featured as soon as we have the recording digitized. The new demo was just recorded this past Sunday (March 25th). If you would like to view these titles on our web-site, simply go to www.kendormusic.com, click on composers and then go to Lennie Niehaus. Thank you for your expressed interest in Kendor Music publications.
Sincerely, Craig A. Cornwall President