Conn-Selmer

Pete Cumming began playing a King trombone as a student, never dreaming he would one day work for the company.  Growing up outside of Cleveland, Ohio, not far from the King factory, Pete knew much about the famous instruments.  After college he briefly worked in the field of Architecture. His...
Karen Feltz is one of the voices of Conn-Selmer as she serves in the customer service department.  She joined Selmer right out of high school and has worked for the company for over 40 years.  Music dealers around the world know Karen for her dedication to finding answers to their questions and for...
Tom Fischer worked for the Gemeinhart flute company in Elkhart, Indiana for over 25 years.  Tom was part of the factory workers team and contributed his hand-craftsmenship to the assembly of both student and professional level flutes.  He later joined the Conn-Selmer Company where he continued to...
Mark Gifford was a band instrument repairman before he joined the King Band Instrument Company, now known as Conn-Selmer.  The factory, located outside of Cleveland, Ohio produces a long line of brass instruments, some of which Mark had a hand in designing. The reputation of the company, which...
Kenneth Glore began working for Bach in the saxophone department before working for Linton on oboes and then off to Armstrong flutes that was later bought by Selmer.  He has been with Conn-Selmer ever since.  In all, he has been in the industry for over 50 years and has enjoyed his work in the...
Dennis Guillaume began his career in the music industry in piano retail in the late 70's, a position he feels very much assisted him when he worked for Kimball Pianos throughout the 1980's. During this time the piano industry was experiencing steady decline. In an effort to reverse the trends,...
Deb Hart began working in the Selmer office in Elkhart, Indiana in the early 1970s and stayed on when the company merged with Conn.  Among the elements of the company she has enjoyed the most over the years is getting to work with so many people who have become personal friends.  She is very proud...
Barbara Havens is proud to point out that her son, who works at Conn-Selmer with her, is the fourth generation within her family who works for the company!  Barbara began working in the music industry with Selmer in the 1970s and remained with the company in the early 2000s when it merged with its...
Rick Hesch began working in the music industry right out of high school for the Selmer Company in Elkhart, Indiana. Rick has been a dedicated factory worker who has learned many skills throughout the plant.  He recalled his early days of training when a mentor was assigned to sit down with him and...
Kent Hocker earned a music degree in performance at Indiana University before he began working in the music industry.  He joined the Selmer Company of Elkhart in 1977 as a trumpet tester.  Over the years Kent has played a role in the training of other testers, a position he has enjoyed.  He...

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