Dean Burtch


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Former President
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JW Pepper & Sons, Inc.

Dean Burtch was a past president of the world famous music publisher and retailer JW Pepper. The company was formed in 1876 and was purchased in 1941 by a group of businessmen headed by Harold Burtch. Under Harold’s leadership, the company expanded its publishing catalog and opened a chain of retail outlets across the United States. In 1962, Harold’s son, Dean, became president of the company, moving it to Philadelphia, PA. He later opened two branches and continued to expand offerings by acquiring smaller companies. Dean was a supporter of the music publishing industry and contributed to its efforts in providing music education to both school programs and the general public.