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Welcome to the Carl Fischer Music website

About Carl Fischer Music

Mural of the Cooper Square Store c.1930

Exterior of the Cooper Square Store c.1920

Inside of the Cooper Square Store


For over 140 years Carl Fischer Music has been

a leader in educational music publishing. Since its founding in 1872, Carl Fischer Music has had a deep and abiding commitment to sharing traditional and contemporary music with the world.

Read the company timeline,
1872 to present day

The Carl Fischer Music catalog is made up of a large and diverse selection of music, musical literature, and pedagogy from premiere composers of the past and present. Our publications cross multiple genres, from Concert Music to Jazz, Classics to Popular and Choral while representing instrumental categories such as concert band, orchestra, piano, vocal, string, fretted instruments, brass, woodwind and percussion. Carl Fischer Music publications are available for purchase at over 2,000 retailers worldwide.

In addition, Carl Fischer Music maintains an extensive rental library of more than 2,500 works, comprised of chamber, opera, ballet and symphonic material. Also committed to developing new composers of concert music, our company is expanding its role in publishing concert music for all performance media.

Today, under the leadership of CEO Sonya Kim, the company carries on the traditions that have enabled continued success, while staying current with an evolving industry and changing technologies. We pride ourselves in being able to adapt to the marketplace and our customers’ needs when promoting and providing our music.

Carl Fischer Music’s corporate headquarters is located in New York City in the newly revitalized Financial District. The administration, editorial, production, copyright, licensing, royalty, sales and marketing team is located in this office, while performance promotion, rental library, and distribution are handled by Theodore Presser Company in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

In 2004, Carl Fischer Music joined forces with Theodore Presser Company under common ownership while maintaining separate identities and publishing schedules.

Carl Fischer Music
48 Wall Street, 28th Floor

New York, NY 10005

Tel: 212-777-0900

Fax: 212-477-6996