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RPMDA Accepting Dorothy Award Nominations

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Bob Kohl & Christie Smith

Long & McQuade’s Bob Kohl & Alfred’s Christie Smith

The Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA) is again accepting  nominations for the “Dorothy” Award, named for Dorothy Hutchinson, former executive secretary/treasurer and charter member of RPMDA. During her too-brief life, she epitomized the finest that the print music industry has to offer, and had in abundance the attributes that print music dealers and publishers all aspire to. Dorothy served her community and music education, she was an active participant in promoting good dealer/publisher relations, and was an ethical businessperson who generously shared information with her fellow dealers. Her example of hard work and high standards make the “Dorothy” Award RPMDA’s highest honour.

Most recent winners of the “Dorothy” include: Denny Senseney, founder of Senseney Music, Kevin Cranley of the Willis Music Co., Keith Mardak of the Hal Leonard Corporation, Richard Gore of Pender’s Music, Morty and Iris Manus of Alfred, Bill Stonier of Northwest Music, Bruce Bush of the Hal Leonard Corporation, Frank Hackinson of FJH Music, and most recently, Bob Kohl of Long & McQuade.

If you would like to nominate someone in the print music industry, either a dealer or associate member, for this award, submit a short nominating essay (300-500 words) to RPMDA headquarters by March 4, 2016. Keep these factors in mind when describing your nominee’s qualifications:

  • A lifetime of service to friends and family, community, and the print music industry
  • Promotion of ethical business standards and policies.
  • Setting high standards for customer relations and service, as well as dealer/publisher relations.
  • Personal integrity
  • The encouragement and support of music education
  • Innovation in business, with a vision for the future.

Send your nomination by March 4, 2016 to:

RPMDA “Dorothy” Award

Fax 972/490-4219 or email to

For more information, go to

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