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Conn Selmer Corporate Overview

We're passionate about music and dedicated to producing the highest-quality instruments for musicians of all skill levels.

The Leading Manufacturer and Distributor of Musical Instruments

Conn Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments, with a wide range of options for students, amateurs, and professionals alike. Our portfolio includes some of the most respected brands in the industry, such as Bach, Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth. We're also the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds and the U.S. distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones.

Employee buffing a newly manufactured instrument
Vincent Bach inspecting an instrument

A History of Innovation and Excellence

Our company has a long history of innovation and excellence in craftsmanship. We've grown through strategic acquisitions, merging with other industry leaders like the Selmer Company, Steinway Piano Company, and United Musical Instruments (UMI) to form Conn Selmer. In 2013, Conn Selmer and Steinway became private companies, owned by Paulson & Co. Today, as a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc., we continue to strive for musical excellence and bring a wide range of high-quality instruments to musicians everywhere.

Vision Statement

To provide the world's best musical products and services that empower and inspire musicians and educators of all genres, abilities, and cultures.

Dr. Matthew Arau working with students


With adherence to accountability, where honesty, trust, and fairness are the cornerstones, Conn Selmer puts integrity as the foundation of a successful business. We are accountable for our actions, transparent in our communication, and a company that can be trusted to consistently do the right thing.

Employee Working on Trombone


At Conn Selmer, we view excellence as a mindset and a way of working that is characterized by a relentless focus on problem-solving, responsiveness, and a dedication to meeting the needs of internal and external customers. We have a passion for quality and an entrepreneurial spirit, which drives individuals and teams to act with determination and meet deadlines. Ultimately, excellence is about going above and beyond what is expected and consistently delivering results that exceed expectations.

Two Employees holding up Conn Selmer t-shirts


By working together, effective team members use clear and concise communication and can both listen and take initiative. Our team members are willing to contribute their unique strengths and be open to feedback and suggestions from others. Ultimately, teamwork allows us to accomplish more than we could on our own and is a key component in unlocking the company's potential.

Kansas State Marching Band


By embracing diversity and inclusivity, we can create a better future for everyone and see the world from different viewpoints. We welcome the challenge to try new things, expand our thinking, and are open to new ideas, perspectives, and experiences. By making an effort to be inclusive, we understand that everyone has something valuable and important to bring to the table.

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Bach Trumpet Blue Prints


Innovation is the key to being creative, adaptable, and flexible when it comes to solving complex problems. Instead of mainly relying on traditional methods and solutions, we seek outside-the-box thinking and strive to discover new ways to tackle a challenge. This mindset gives us the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, develop new and creative solutions, and guarantee we stay ahead of the curve in today's rapidly changing world.

Interested in joining our team?

Go to the Conn Selmer careers page to read about our employee benefits and current openings.

With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn Selmer operates U.S. production facilities in Elkhart, Indiana, Eastlake, Ohio and Monroe, North Carolina.

Elkhart North

Elkhart North

Our North Elkhart plant manufactures the majority of our brass instruments like our legendary 180 line of B♭ trumpets.

Elkhart South

Elkhart South

Woodwind instruments like our new line of Selmer clarinets are engineered, created, and crafted at our South Elkhart plant.

Monroe Location

Monroe, North Carolina

Our facilities in Monroe, North Carolina are the birthplace of our amazing line of Ludwig and Musser percussion instruments.

Eastlake, Ohio

Eastlake, Ohio

Instruments such as euphoniums, baritones, tubas, french horns, and much more are manufactured at our Eastlake facility.