From left: Trish Dulka of Hal Leonard, David Jahnke of Hal Leonard, Jeff Schaum of Schaum Publications, Wesley Schaum of Schaum Publications, Mary Jo Remus-Curran of Schaum Publications, Jeff Schroedl of Hal Leonard and Larry Morton of Hal Leonard.

Hal Leonard Acquires Schaum Publications

Hal Leonard announced they have acquired Schaum Publications which that specializes in educational piano materials.

"We are grateful to be leaving our family's business in the hands of another publisher that has the same respect for and dedication to music education as we have had," said Wesley Schaum, president of Schaum Publications. "We are certain that the Hal Leonard team will take care of the Schaum brand and see it through or future generations of music teachers and students."

Schaum Publications was founded in 1959 by John W. Schaum. They publish scores of piano materials integrating method, theory, technic and repertoire into a comprehensive education for budding musicians. His son has been running the operation since 1989, and came to Hal Leonard when he decided it was time for a change.

"We couldn't be happier to welcome the Schaum catalog to our company," said Larry Morton, president of Hal Leonard. "We are well aware of the legacy of John and Wesley, and are honored they have come to us. The fact that we're both based out o the Milwaukee area just made the connection even more natural. We look forward to keeping the Schaum titles an active part of piano pedagogy moving forward."