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!
Performing Arts Apparel, Instruments, Furnishings, Storage and Related Services
Region 4 ESC - TX
Contract Number: R191201
November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2022
Option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods through October 31, 2024
RENEWED THROUGH October 31, 2023
Master Agreement Documents
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
Commitment to Community
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.