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music publishing company executive

Arnold Peace Broido, music publishing company executive. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Ithaca College, 2001; Lowell Mason fellow Music Educators National Conference, 2003.


Broido, Arnold Peace was born on April 8, 1920 in New York City. Son of Samuel S. and Ruth (Lewis) Broido.


Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Ithaca College, 1941. Doctor of Music (honorary), Ithaca College, 1990. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1954.


Teacher instrumental music, East Junior High School, Binghamton, New York, 1941-1942;editor, production manager, Boosey & Hawkes Inc. (music public), 1945-1955;vice president, general manager, Century Music & Mercury Music Corporation, 1955-1957;education director, Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1957-1962;director publications and sales, Frank Music Corporation, 1962-1969;vice president, Boston Music Company, 1968-1969;president, Theodore Presser Company, 1969-1995;chairman, Theodore Presser Company, 1995;also director. Chairman, Elkan-Vogel Inc., since 1970.

President Music Industry Council, 1966-1968, vice president, 1969-1970. Secretary Harry Fox Agency, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Music Dictionary, 1956, Invitation to the Piano, 1959. Associate editor: University Society Encyclopedia of Piano Music. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Nassau County (New York ) Democratic Committee, 1952-1963. Board directors New York Citizens Committee for Public Schools, 1963-1968, American Music Center, 1968-1972, 78-83, 85-91, American Music Conference, 1979-1980, National Music Council, 1979-1985, 93-2007, Music Educators National Conference, 1966-1968. Trustee American Society of Composers Foundation, 1976-2007, treasurer, 1990-2007.

Trustee Union Free School District 21 Board Education, Rockville Centre, New York, 1963-1969, secretary, district clerk, 1966-1967, vice president, district clerk, 1967-1969. With United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Society of Composers (board directors 1972-2007, board review 1980-1982, assistant treasurer 1989-1990, treasurer 1990-2007), Music Publications Association United States (president 1972-1974, 80-82, board directors 1980-1982, 83-92, 96-2005), National Music Publications Association (board directors 1980-2007, secretary 1989-2007, treasurer 2000-2007), International Publications Association (vice president section music 1972-1973), International Confederation Music Publications (vice president 1978-1988, board directors 1992-1907, president 1993-1994, chairman 1994-1996, president 1996-1998, chairman 1998-2003, vice president 2003-2007), International Federation Serious Music Publications (vice president 1978-1993, 2003-2007, president 1993-2003), Music Industry Manufacturers Association (director 1980-1982), Charles Ives Society (board directors 1985-2003), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


Married Lucille Janet Tarshes, March 5, 1944. Children: Jeffrey, Laurence, Thomas.

Samuel S. Broido

Ruth (Lewis) Broido

Lucille Janet Tarshes

Jeffrey Broido

Laurence Broido

Thomas Broido