Keith Mardak

Sue Collins is proud to mention that her mother was the very first employee of the Milwaukee division of Hal Leonard.  Once Keith Mardak and Art Jensen formed the division, Sue's mom was hired to help run the office.  The office manager for Hal Leonard is much different from the early days,...
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...
Keith Mardak provided great detail of the history of Hal Leonard Publishing, especially the stories of the company's founder, who passed away years ago, before he could be interviewed for this program. Without Keith's insight, the early days of this important music publisher may have been lost....
Patricia Maultra was the first employee hired by Learning Unlimited by its three founders, which included Keith Mardak.  Keith went on to become Chairman of Hal Leonard Publishing and all throughout the early days, Patricia was there.  She began working for Zeb Billings in his retail store in 1960...
Larry Morton grew up in a family in St. Louis that had a strong love of music.  His parents provided piano lessons for his older sister and later Larry began learning music.  His father encouraged him to follow his dream of being involved with music.  Larry played in the marching band in high...
Mark Sendroff grew up close to downtown New York and at a young age fell in love with Broadway shows.  Following his love of the theater and interest in the law, Mark became one of only a few lawyers specializing in theater in New York.  While his practice has grown over the years, so has his...
Mary Vandenberg started at Hal Leonard as the sole licensing administrator in the Milwaukee office and eventually became the Vice President of Business Affairs.  In that role she dealt with copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues and was the liaison with music rights owners and...