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John F. Edmunds began arranging music as a high school student, when he found that commercially available arrangements were not suitable for his band of non-standard instrumentation. After college and a stint as a US Navy bandsman, John became a college professor, first as assistant director of...
James Gadson is among the most recorded drummers in history!  His career began as a member of the Charles Wright band in the late 1960s and soon expanded to studio work.  James can be heard on thousands of hit recordings with artists ranging from Paul McCartney to Rose Royce.  His Hal Leonard DVD...
Robert Gillespie was teaching at Ohio State University in the music department when he developed and hosted a summer workshop for violin teachers.  In addition to his regular teaching, playing, and the yearly workshop, Dr. Gillespie co-wrote one of the most popular and regarded method books for the...
Jerry Grochowski was dedicated to the efficiency of Hal Leonard’s production and distribution operations. His service to the company involved working with many of the processes still in place since his retirement that make the company an industry leader in customer service. Jerry’s interest in...
David Hall is the sales and marketing Vice President for Pro Active Websites, a company founded by Bill Walzak.  David’s passion for his job is evident in the smile and handshake you receive at every trade show.  That passion started as a student player with hopes of becoming a band director.  He...
Jim Hallwyler is a music retailer in Eugene, Oregon whose introduction to the industry was thanks to his father's friend Lyle Heater. The LD Heater Company, formed by Lyle's father in 1918, became an important distributor of musical instruments and one of the first in the industry to provide "...
John Higgins manages many of the recordings created for the Hal Leonard Corporation.  As a former instructional director, arranger and composer, John oversees the studio recordings that are included in the publisher's products, such as sheet music with accompanying music or instructions within...
David Jahnke's smile can be spotted at nearly every NAMM Show and RPMDA convention!  The man loves what he does and often goes out of his way to help those he wants to serve.  His many customers are those related to his job within the sales department at Hal Leonard, but he is also focused on...
Art Jenson was known throughout the music industry for establishing Jenson Publishing in 1977. The company became one of the nation’s largest educational music publishers with a focus on band and choral works. In the mid '60's, Art did some writing for Charles Hansen Publications and in 1969, he...
Herman Knoll led the team that wrote and designed the landmark Hal Leonard publication Essential Elements. This series of method books has redefined the way students and teachers approach the early stages of music education. This is one of countless products Herman has helped develop since joining...

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