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Excelcia Music Publishing Announces Acquisition of Kendor Music

SBO Staff • News • July 28, 2022

Excelcia Music Publishing announces its acquisition of prominent music publisher, Kendor Music.  Kendor Music is a well-established leader in publishing educational editions for Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra, instrumental solo & ensembles, and text/method books.  Excelcia Music Publishing will maintain the brand and continue to robustly publish editions throughout all of Kendor Music’s core educational product lines.  Through this acquisition, Excelcia Music Publishing plans to expand and amplify the presence of – and access to – all that Kendor Music offers for the music education community.  Kendor will continue to serve as the distributor for Doug Beach Music and Sammy Nestico Music.

Kendor Music President, Craig Cornwall says, “the wonderful legacy of Kendor Music lies in publishing accessible and educationally-minded music, especially for Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra.  Excelcia Music Publishing is the perfect fit to carry our music into the future.”  Cornwall, who took over the reins of Kendor Music from his father, Ramon Cornwall, continues, “from its inception, like Kendor Music, Excelcia Music Publishing was started by and focused on music educators.  I am extremely confident that our music, our composers, and our legacy will be in good hands with Larry and his team.  Their passion for print and desire to become the caretaker of the Kendor Music brand confirmed my confidence that passing the torch to Excelcia Music Publishing was the perfect move for the company.”

“We are thrilled to be adding Kendor Music, now Kendor Music Publishing to our roster of exemplary publishing brands,” states Excelcia Music Publishing President, Larry Clark. “As an established leader in Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra music, Kendor Music has a long history of publishing quality, educational and accessible pieces from highly-talented composers.  We are excited to carry that legacy forward and expand Kendor’s reach to more students, teachers, directors and audiences.”

In addition to Kendor Music Publishing, Excelcia Music Publishing also owns Wingert-Jones Publications and RBC Publications. Excelcia Music Publishing will continue to publish, market and sell each of the four brands separately to emphasize their unique offerings to the music community.

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