The Instrumentalist (magazine)

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The Instrumentalist
Editor James M. Rohner
Former editors James T. Rohner (born 1940)
Categories music magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher John T. Rohner (born 1940)
Founder Traugott Rohner (1906–1991)
Year founded September 1946
(70 years ago)
First issue September/October 1946
Company The Instrumentalist Publishing Co.
Country United States
Based in Northfield, Illinois
Language English
ISSN 0020-4331
OCLC number 1753312

The Instrumentalist is an American monthly magazine for music educators — focusing on scholastic band and orchestra — and performing artists and composers. Founded by Traugott Rohner (1906–1991), its first publication was dated September/October 1946. Its original address was in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The current holding company, The Instrumentalist Publishing Co., is an Illinois corporation, based in Northfield, Illinois, and headed by James (Jim) Traugott Rohner (born 1940), President, and his two children, Ann Rohner Callis and James Matthew Rohner.[1] The three are Publisher, Associate Publisher, and Editor, respectively.

Former frequency[edit]

  • 1946: September/October to 1950: May/June — Bimonthly (published during the school year)
  • 1950: September to 1953: May/June — 6 per year
  • 1953: September to 1955: May — 9 per year
  • 1955: September to 1957: June 1957 — 10 per year
  • 1957: August to 1959: November — 11 per year


  • John Phillip Sousa Musical Talent Award, an annual award presented by The Instrumentalist for leadership, co-operation, and musical talent


  1. ^ Masthead, The Instrumentalist, Vol. 68, No. 3, October 2013, pg. 2 ISSN 0020-4331

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