|Founder||Clayton F. Summy|
Summy-Birchard Company was a music publisher in the United States.
The Clayton F. Summy Company was founded in Chicago in 1888. It took over the Boston publisher of educational music C.C. Birchard & Co., founded in 1901 by musicpedagogist Clarence C. Birchard (1866-1946, in 1957 and became Summy-Birchard Company. The firm acquired Boston's A. P. Schmidt Company in 1960. It also acquired McLaughlin & Reilly, a Boston publisher of Catholic music founded in 1903, in 1969.
It relocated from Evanston, Illinois to Princeton, New Jersey and became Birchtree Music Group. In 1988 it was acquired by Warner-Chappell.
Its publishings include books for piano teachers and choral directors.
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