The Instrumentalist (magazine)


The Instrumentalist is an American monthly magazine for music educators — focusing on scholastic band and orchestra — and performing artists and composers. Founded by Traugott Rohner (1906–1991), its first publication was dated September/October 1946. Its original address was in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The current holding company, The Instrumentalist Publishing Co., is an Illinois corporation, based in Northbrook, Illinois, and headed by James (Jim) Traugott Rohner (born 1940), President, and his two children, Ann Rohner Callis and James Matthew Rohner.[1] The three are Publisher, Associate Publisher, and Editor, respectively.

The Instrumentalist
EditorJames M. Rohner
Former editorsJames T. Rohner (born 1940)
Categoriesmusic magazine
PublisherJohn T. Rohner (born 1940)
FounderTraugott Rohner (1906–1991)
Year foundedSeptember 1946
(75 years ago)
First issueSeptember/October 1946
CompanyThe Instrumentalist Publishing Co.
CountryUnited States
Based inNorthbrook, Illinois

Former frequencyEdit

  • 1946: September/October to 1950: May/June — Bimonthly (published during the school year)
  • 1950: September to 1953: May/June — 6 per year
  • 1953: September to 1955: May — 9 per year
  • 1955: September to 1957: June 1957 — 10 per year
  • 1957: August to 1959: November — 11 per year


  • John Phillip Sousa Musical Talent Award, an annual award presented by The Instrumentalist for leadership, co-operation, and musical talent


  1. ^ Masthead, The Instrumentalist, Vol. 68, No. 3, October 2013, pg. 2 ISSN 0020-4331

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • ISSN 0020-4331