July 28, 2022 I Acquisition

Excelcia Music Publishing Acquires Kendor Music

Excelcia Music Publishing has acquired Kendor Music. Kendor Music is a well-established leader in publishing educational editions for jazz ensemble, string orchestra, instrumental solo and ensembles, and text/method books. Excelcia Music Publishing will maintain the brand and continue to 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.

“The wonderful legacy of Kendor Music lies in publishing accessible and educationally minded music, especially for jazz ensemble and string orchestra,” said Craig Cornwall, Kendor Music president. “Excelcia Music Publishing is the perfect fit to carry our music into the future.

“From its inception, like Kendor Music, Excelcia Music Publishing was started by and focused on music educators,” Cornwall continued. “I am extremely confident that our music, our composers and our legacy will be in good hands with Larry [Clark] 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,” said Larry Clark, Excelcia Music Publishing president. “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, Excelcia also owns Wingert-Jones Publications and RBC Publications. Excelcia Music Publishing said it 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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