Wingert-Jones Publications Team
Larry Clark is the President of Excelcia Music Publishing, Wingert-Jones Publications, Kendor Music Publishing and RBC Publications. He draws on his 27+ years of experience in the music publishing business to lead all four publishing brands under the Excelcia Music Publishing umbrella. He strives to focus all three companies on representing composers first and publishing high quality educational music. Excelcia Music Publishing is the fulfillment of a long time dream of the founder, composer, author, and publisher. His music is some of the most popular and most performed by concert bands and string orchestras of all ability levels. Larry is equally adept at writing music for beginners as he is for high school and college ensembles. His music is tuneful, contains a fresh harmonic perspective, is well scored and stretches the musicianship of the performers. His pieces have been performed internationally and appear on numerous contest/festival performance required music lists.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Diana Traietta studied Music Education and Violin Performance at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Traietta has performed with such Orchestras as the Newburgh Symphony Orchestra of Newburgh, New York, Marywood University Symphony Orchestra, Piedmont Symphony in Warrenton, Virginia and the Atoka String Quartet in Fauquier County. Diana started her music education in New York state attending Monticello Central Schools. There she began her musical journey under the direction of excellent teachers including Nancy Wegrzyn, Martin Banner, and Ann Trombley among others. She currently teaches all levels of string instruments and oversee two non-profit String Youth Orchestras in Virginia. In her limited free time she enjoys playing her violin, riding her horses, gardening and baking!
Director of Music Production and Editing
Tyler is a composer, clinician, and teacher who comes to us from the great state of Alabama! With teaching experience at both the middle and high school level, Tyler feels passionate about students and their musical education. Growing up in Pensacola, Florida, Tyler participated in band and other literary activities that helped shape his musical identity. He received his Masters in Education and B.A. from Troy University where he had the opportunity to study with legendary composers in the educational-performance medium. Recently, Tyler served as the Director of bands at Russell County High School in Seale, AL where his ensembles consistently received superior ratings festivals and contests. Tyler is excited to be working with Larry Clark at Excelcia Music Publishing as it's Instrumental Music Editor.
Choral Music Editor
Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Jamey is a professor of music at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. A well-known arranger and composer of choral music, Jamey's pieces have been top sellers and featured on many state festival lists. His contemporary arrangements have been performed by members of Pentatonix, Avalon, cast members on 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Idol alumae, and hundreds of Broadway performers. As a performer, Jamey has worked with artists ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to Disney's Voices of Liberty. In 2015, Jamey formed the well-known a cappella group, Voctave, which has multiple #1 songs and albums and has ranked in the top 25 Billboard Magazine's charts. In addition to singing with Voctave, Jamey produces and arranges its music. He grew up singing from a young age with the prestigious Florida Boychoir, and went onto earn a Bachelor's degree in Music and Computer Science, specializing in voice and piano, from Rollins College, and a Masters in Music Technology from New York University.
Holding a BA from Carroll University (Waukesha, WI) and an MA from the University of Wisconsin, Blair has over 70 compositions and arrangements in print, as well as many commissions for college, high school and middle school groups throughout the United States. His music for Jazz Ensemble has been published by Hal Leonard, Lorenz/Heritage JazzWorks, Alfred and Kendor. Blair has been recognized by ASCAP for his compositions for Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Choir. His music has appeared in many network and cable TV shows, and he has performed with various artists, including Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. As a clinician, he has presented educational workshops for Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida Music Educator Conferences and has been the featured speaker for sessions in London, Toronto and Vancouver.
Marketing and Social Media Consultant
Anne uses her marketing and sales chops in the music publishing world to put wonderful music and resources into the hands of musicians, educators and students. Anne holds a BA in music from Hampshire College and a Masters in Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in oboe performance and composition. In her tenure with music publishers Carl Fischer and Theodore Presser Company, Anne served as Educational Music Sales Specialist and Marketing Manager. She helped to launch Excelcia Music Publishing, and ever since has loved working with the inspiring composers there. Currently, Anne dives into marketing, promotion, communication and social media for Excelcia Music Publishing, Wingert-Jones Publications and RBC Publications. Anne and her partner live in western Massachusetts with a couple of dogs and horses in the backyard. Anne is an active oboist and composer.
Marketing & Social Media Specialist
Candace has 5 years of digital content and social media marketing experience, working with companies in a broad range of industries. They have a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern Illinois University and love using their education to support creative businesses. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, their first job was teaching piano lessons for neighborhood kids. They were a percussionist in their school band, sang in several choirs, and played a variety of instruments independently. Candace currently lives in Kansas City, Kansas, where they sing in the Kansas City Women’s Chorus and co-run a community makerspace.
Amber is a communications expert who comes to us from New Orleans, Louisiana with over 15 years experience in radio broadcasting and a passion for music that follows her wherever she goes. Amber grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana where she played various instruments from elementary through high school. She received her A.A.S. in Mass Communications from Bossier Parish Community College and went on to receive her B.A. from the University of New Orleans where she studied Sociology and Anthropology. In recent years, Amber began working with the Ukulele Kids Club Inc., a music therapy charity dedicated to helping children heal through the power of music. She enjoys volunteering and spending time exploring Florida with her family. Amber is excited to be a part of the masterful team working to make Excelcia Music Publishing the premier name in educational performance music.
Director of Finance
Leanne is a seasoned executive with over 27 years of experience working in the financial services industry with a concentration in Regulatory and Financial reporting and a high focus on automation and re-engineering. Skilled in both people management and data governance, she switched gears after an early retirement, launching a part-time gig as a successful freelance accounting professional. In this role, she worked to empower private business owners with information and action plans to get organized, create systems, and grow their companies to the next level. Joining Excelcia Music Publishing allows Leanne to use her skill-set to bring value to the DIY music industry. Her early years in marching band and drum corps help fuel her desire to improve the lives of musicians and composers. She lives in Plant City, Florida with her music educator husband.
Harrison studied Music Education at the University of South Florida, and taught middle school and high school band in Florida public schools early in his career. He later spent several years in the business world, before his creative urges took him into the world of graphic design and website development, in the midst of the dot-com boom. In 2001 Harrison started his own design company, building websites and offering a range of design services from logo and brand design to motion graphics and print design. Through the years, he has been a member of several community based symphonic bands including Tara Winds and Alabama Winds. A life-long percussionist, Harrison continues to arrange for and teach drumline and percussion ensemble at Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia and has a studio of private percussion students. Harrison resides in College Park with his wife Valerie and his family.
Porter Eidam has a B.M. in Percussion performance and a B.S. in Secondary Instrumental Music Education, both from Michigan State University. Coming from a musical family, he has been performing as a freelance musician since his teens. In his 20's and 30's, he worked as a timpanist and pops set-drummer for several local orchestras around Michigan and southeastern Pennsylvania. He still freelances and has a special place in his heart for wedding bands and pit orchestras. He has nearly 3 decades of experience teaching percussion and has been an instructor at Community Music School in Trappe, PA since 2010. In 1999, he started work at J.W. Pepper in Exton, PA where he held several positions including website technical support rep, percussion editor, and digital engraver for ePrint. He has served as the chief engraver and production coordinator for Wingert-Jones Publishing since 2013. He has also been a published composer/arranger since 2012. He now lives with his awesome wife, Linda, in Pottstown, PA. He has four adult step-kids, and three grandchildren.