Dorothy Award Winner

Bruce Bush cut his teeth in the industry as a music retailer. Just out of college he managed the print music department of Onondaga Music Service in Syracruse, New York. He later owned the store before deciding to take on the role of sales manager for Hal Leonard. A long-time advocate for music...
Kevin Cranley grew up in the music industry and has a passion for all elements of the music business, as if it were in his blood.  As a young man he completed odd jobs around the Willis Music store and helped his father with the publishing side of the business.  Years later Kevin took over the...
Don Eubanks has made a lot of friends in the music business! His honesty and humor have endeared him to many over the years, but perhaps what sets Don apart from others is his willingness to try something new. When he had the chance to buy the Symmes Music Store in Chamblee, Georgia, he decided to...
Janet Faulhaber has always had a special interest in the sheet music department of the Ward-Brodt Music Company in Wisconsin. Janet and her husband purchased the store and have expanded the product line and involvement in community music programs for several decades. When their son, Mick, returned...
 Frank Fendorf served as a school band director for many years beginning with the high school band in Warrensburg, MO in 1947.  He enjoyed the role of band director and in fact was doing just that when his friend Merle Jones called.  Mr. Jones and his partner, George Wingert, opened a music store...
Betty Gore, along with her husband, established Pender’s Music Company in Texas. The retail store is only one part of the company, as her husband Harold sought to find and publish every march and song by John Phillip Sousa. Betty played a key role in the large endeavor by researching the songs and...
Harold Gore was a proud “march nut” as he often proclaimed. A former band director with a passion for the music of John Phillip Sousa and of other composers, Harold was well known throughout the music publishing industry for his love of the music and for always having a story to tell. Harold bought...
Richard Gore’s father was a band director who expanded the school’s bookstore into a music store in Denton, Texas.  As the store grew, Richard’s passion for music grew, as did his interest in the sheet music sold in the store.  Richard’s parents, Harold and Betty, welcomed him into the business in...
Arthur Gurwitz joined Southern Music Company in the late 1940s, soon after his military service during World War II. He expanded the business into publishing, and soon the Southern Music catalog became one of the best known around the world. Arthur played a vital role in the growth and development...
William Heese has a reputation like no other in the music-publishing world, a reputation well deserved. Bill has not only been a mainstay in the industry for over 30 years, he has been a tireless promoter of the music publishing history. Bill played a vital role in several publishing associations...

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