Excelcia Music Publishing Team
Excelcia Music Publishing is the fulfillment of a long time dream of founder, composer, author, and publisher, Larry Clark. He draws on his 23+ years of experience in the music publishing business in building his company. His music is some of the most popular and most performed by concert bands and string orchestras of all ability levels. Larry is equally adept at writing music for beginners as he is for high school and college ensembles. His music is tuneful, contains a fresh harmonic perspective, is well scored and stretches the musicianship of the performers. He prides himself on producing music that is not only intriguing to performers and audiences alike but also contains a playability that comes from a keen understanding of the technical difficulties inherent in all instruments. His pieces have been performed internationally and appear on numerous contest/festival performance required music lists.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Diana Traietta studied Music Education and Violin Performance at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Traietta has performed with such Orchestras as the Newburgh Symphony Orchestra of Newburgh, New York, Marywood University Symphony Orchestra, Piedmont Symphony in Warrenton, Virginia and the Atoka String Quartet in Fauquier County. Diana started her music education in New York state attending Monticello Central Schools. There she began her musical journey under the direction of excellent teachers including Nancy Wegrzyn, Martin Banner, and Ann Trombley among others. She currently teaches all levels of string instruments and oversee two non-profit String Youth Orchestras in Virginia. In her limited free time she enjoys playing her violin, riding her horses, gardening and baking!
Director of Music Production and Editing
Tyler is a composer, clinician, and teacher who comes to us from the great state of Alabama! With teaching experience at both the middle and high school level, Tyler feels passionate about students and their musical education. Growing up in Pensacola, Florida, Tyler participated in band and other literary activities that helped shape his musical identity. He received his Masters in Education and B.A. from Troy University where he had the opportunity to study with legendary composers in the educational-performance medium. Recently, Tyler served as the Director of bands at Russell County High School in Seale, AL where his ensembles consistently received superior ratings festivals and contests. Tyler is excited to be working with Larry Clark at Excelcia Music Publishing as it’s Instrumental Music Editor.
Choral Music Editor
Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Jamey is a professor of music at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. A well-known arranger and composer of choral music, Jamey’s pieces have been top sellers and featured on many state festival lists. His contemporary arrangements have been performed by members of Pentatonix, Avalon, cast members on 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Idol alumae, and hundreds of Broadway performers. As a performer, Jamey has worked with artists ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to Disney’s Voices of Liberty. In 2015, Jamey formed the well-known a cappella group, Voctave, which has multiple #1 songs and albums and has ranked in the top 25 Billboard Magazine’s charts. In addition to singing with Voctave, Jamey produces and arranges its music. He grew up singing from a young age with the prestigious Florida Boychoir, and went onto earn a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Computer Science, specializing in voice and piano, from Rollins College, and a Masters in Music Technology from New York University.
Holding a BA from Carroll University (Waukesha, WI) and an MA from the University of Wisconsin, Blair has over 70 compositions and arrangements in print, as well as many commissions for college, high school and middle school groups throughout the United States. His music for Jazz Ensemble has been published by Hal Leonard, Lorenz/Heritage JazzWorks, Alfred and Kendor. Blair has been recognized by ASCAP for his compositions for Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Choir. His music has appeared in many network and cable TV shows, and he has performed with various artists, including Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. As a clinician, he has presented educational workshops for Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida Music Educator Conferences and has been the featured speaker for sessions in London, Toronto and Vancouver.
Marketing and Social Media Consultant
Anne is excited to be a part of the Excelcia Music Publishing team and to use her marketing and sales chops in the music publishing world to put Excelcia Music’s new and inspiring music into the hands of educators and students. Anne holds a BA in music from Hampshire College and a Masters in Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in oboe performance and composition. In her seven-year tenure with music publishers Carl Fischer and Theodore Presser Company, Anne served as Educational Music Sales Specialist and then Marketing Manager. Afterwards, Anne and her partner, Jodi, left New York City for the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts where they live now with a couple of dogs and horses in the backyard. Anne is an active oboist and composer. Since moving to Massachusetts, she has also worked retail at an independent bookshop, studies and practices classical homeopathy, and continues to trail-ride her horses.
Amber is a communications expert who comes to us from New Orleans, Louisiana with over 15 years experience in radio broadcasting and a passion for music that follows her wherever she goes. Amber grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana where she played various instruments from elementary through high school. She received her A.A.S. in Mass Communications from Bossier Parish Community College and went on to receive her B.A. from the University of New Orleans where she studied Sociology and Anthropology. In recent years, Amber began working with the Ukulele Kids Club Inc., a music therapy charity dedicated to helping children heal through the power of music. She enjoys volunteering and spending time exploring Florida with her family. Amber is excited to be a part of the masterful team working to make Excelcia Music Publishing the premier name in educational performance music.
Harrison studied Music Education at the University of South Florida, and taught middle school and high school band in Florida public schools early in his career. He later spent several years in the business world, before his creative urges took him into the world of graphic design and website development, in the midst of the dot-com boom. In 2001 Harrison started his own design company, building websites and offering a range of design services from logo and brand design to motion graphics and print design. Through the years, he has been a member of several community based symphonic bands including Tara Winds and Alabama Winds. A life-long percussionist, Harrison continues to arrange for and teach drumline and percussion ensemble at Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia and has a studio of private percussion students. Harrison resides in College Park with his wife Valerie and his family.
Porter Eidam has a B.M. in Percussion performance and a B.S. in Secondary Instrumental Music Education, both from Michigan State University. Coming from a musical family, he has been performing as a freelance musician since his teens. In his 20’s and 30’s, he worked as a timpanist and pops set-drummer for several local orchestras around Michigan and southeastern Pennsylvania. He still freelances and has a special place in his heart for wedding bands and pit orchestras. He has nearly 3 decades of experience teaching percussion and has been an instructor at Community Music School in Trappe, PA since 2010. In 1999, he started work at J.W. Pepper in Exton, PA where he held several positions including website technical support rep, percussion editor, and digital engraver for ePrint. He has served as the chief engraver and production coordinator for Wingert-Jones Publishing since 2013. He has also been a published composer/arranger since 2012. He now lives with his awesome wife, Linda, in Pottstown, PA. He has four adult step-kids, and three grandchildren.