Music Engraving

Theo Dollmann was the sales representative for Schott Music, the famed music publisher located in Mainz Germany. He joined the company in 1939 and continued to work for the company past his retirement. During his NAMM Oral History interview, Mr. Dollmann recounted how the manuscripts and important...
Nigel Edmund-Jones was the founder of the London Rock Shop. The small store was established in 1980 and became legendary in the music industry for the long list of famous customers. The store closed after six years, which gave Nigel an opportunity to focus on musical composition and publishing. He...
Jerry Jackman is proud of the strong ties he has developed by providing choral and orchestral music to the LDS church in his native Utah. As a music publisher, Jerry has focused his efforts on the needs of the Mormon Church and Choirs. When Jerry began working in the music industry in the early...
Hans Kuhner has followed long traditions in print music by engraving musical notes on lead plates to reproduce songs – hearkening to the days and the style in which Germany’s music publishing industry was formed some 500 years ago. In this clip from his NAMM Oral History interview, Hans...
Francois Leduc was the President of the French music publishing company Editions Alphonse Leduc, which has been in his family since it was first established in 1841. The family musical origins began in Arnay-le-Duc in Burgundy and its first musician, Antoine Girard. Alphonse Leduc, teacher,...
Jaee Logan was introduced to a number of innovative synthesizers in the early days of development.  These include the Oberheim 2 Voice, the Arp 2600, and the Mini Moog. He beta tested software for Sequential Circuits, Robert Keller PC48 Track, and Passport Design and was hired by Jim Miller's ...
Martin Marris and his wife run Note Craft, a music engraving company that has played a vital role in the access of musical works of every type.  Working for publishing companies, Note Craft takes original transcripts and even outdated computer files to bring the music to an accessible format.  ...
Irwin Rabinowitz was personally hired by Irving Berlin to create the lead plates for the famed songwriter's sheet music. Irwin's craft was hand chiseling each note, each slur, and coda into metal plates that would then allow copies to be published. Although Mr. Rabinowitz's career would extend into...