The first Music & Arts was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD and run by founder Benjamin O’Brien. When Music & Arts opened its doors in 1952, we offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons, and art supplies. Ben decided shortly after opening his business that he wanted to focus on music to better serve his customers – a decision that remains intact to this day.
Since the 1990’s, Music & Arts has expanded nationwide through organic growth and a series of acquisitions and mergers with other
music dealers. In 2005, Music & Arts joined forces with American Music to become the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer in the United States.
Music & Arts now comprises 200+ retail stores, 120+ educational representatives, and 300+ affiliate locations. Based in Frederick, MD, the company of trained musicians offers friendly service and everything musical for students, parents, and educators. We are proud to be your neighborhood choice for music!
MusicArts.com– Boasting one of the largest product offerings in the world, MusicArts.com is the home of music education. We offer educator approved band instruments and accessories like clarinets, saxophones, and the largest selection of reeds anywhere - with top brands like Rico and Vandoren. We also offer a wide variety of Violins, Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Mouthpieces and Accessories, and every method book or songbook you could ever need; including the best prices on Band Method Books!
U.S. Communities and National IPA, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of OMNIA Partners, have come together as OMNIA Partners, Public Sector. All public sector participants already registered with National IPA or U.S. Communities continue to have access to all contracts, with certain exceptions, in the portfolio and do not need to re-register to use a legacy National IPA, legacy U.S. Communities, or new OMNIA Partners contract. U.S. Communities and National IPA remain separate legal entities and lead agency contracts completed under each brand are effective and available for use through the contract’s approved term. In the event we believe re-registration is necessary for any reason, OMNIA Partners will let you know.
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With the largest instrument repair network in the United States, we’re ready to make your instrument playable again.
- Music & Arts has over 40 instrument repair facilities placed nationwide to service all 200+ store locations
- Instrument repairs by the leading professional technicians in the industry
- Service that is affordable, timely, and unconditionally guaranteed
- Locality that is supported by the largest full-service network in the country
- Music & Arts is an authorized service center for the most widely respected band and orchestra instrument brands
Music & Arts has a longstanding commitment to supporting its local communities with contributions to a variety of nonprofit organizations, including beneficiaries ranging from school-based gifting programs to specific cause-related initiatives, both nationwide and in many of the local areas Music & Arts serves. Music & Arts also provides opportunities for potential new musicians to get involved through instrument petting zoos, open houses, and artist demonstrations. In all, Music & Arts hosts more than 1,000 local community events annually.