Our Brands

Fred Bock Publishing Group has expanded, now comprising eight publishing companies. Committed to the artistry of choral music, each of our subsidiaries features a diverse range of music from the world’s leading composers and musicians.

Explore our dedicated brands below!

Fred Bock Music Company is a division of Fred Bock Publishing Group Gentry Publications is a division of Fred Bock Publishing Group Hinshaw Music is a division of Fred Bock Publishing Group H.T. FitzSimons Company is a division of Fred Bock Publishing Group Jubal House is a division of Fred Bock Publishing Group National Music Publishers is a division of Fred Bock Publishing GroupPraise Gathering LogoAlliance Publications, Inc. is a division of the Fred Bock Publishing Group

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James E. Green, Managing Editor

James E. Green serves as the Managing Editor for Fred Bock Publishing Group. Before joining FBPG, Green worked as in-house Editor with Hinshaw Music and Walton Music.

Along with his editorial duties, Green is an accomplished composer and arranger, having multiple published choral titles, original pieces for dance troupes, as well as saxophone, Native American Flute and concert bands. Green has taken great pride in connecting with the Cherokee Nation (Tahlequah, OK) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Cherokee, NC) and has put forth substantial efforts to keep the Cherokee language alive through choral music. Green composes and arranges Cherokee music using the Western / Overhill Cherokee dialect and the Eastern / Kituwah dialect.

In his free time, he enjoys making Native American Flutes and composing original songs for the instrument and finds joy in the hundreds of relationships that he has built with composers over the years.

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Fred Bock Music Company

Founded by Fred Bock in 1970, the Fred Bock Music Company has roots in sacred choral music, but has since expanded its catalog to include secular choral and instrumental works, as well as piano and organ compositions. The company is proud to publish an amazing array of admirable writers and composers such as Fred Swann, Diane Dish, Mark Hayes, and more. 

Richard A. Nichols, Editor

Richard Nichols is the Choral and Instrumental Editor for Fred Bock Music Company and Epiphany House Publications. Nichols holds degrees from Bob Jones University, Southern Methodist University and Ohio State University, which includes a doctorate in horn performance with a concentration in theory and composition. Nichols is a dedicated educator, currently serving as the Dean of Fine Arts and Communication at Butler Community College. Prior to this, he served as a Professor and Chair for the Department of Music at Sterling College. In addition to educational background, Nichols is an accomplished performer, composer, and conductor. With a musically diverse background, Nichols has had the privilege to conduct choirs and orchestras, perform with several major symphony orchestras within the United States and abroad, as well as produce and direct commercially released recordings. 

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Epiphany House Publishing

Epiphany House offers a blend of musical selections that combine the best of time-honored choral music with modern, contemporary arrangements for traditional churches.

Richard A. Nichols, Editor

Richard Nichols is the Choral and Instrumental Editor for Fred Bock Music Company and Epiphany House Publications. Nichols holds degrees from Bob Jones University, Southern Methodist University and Ohio State University, which includes a doctorate in horn performance with a concentration in theory and composition. Nichols is a dedicated educator, currently serving as the Dean of Fine Arts and Communication at Butler Community College. Prior to this, he served as a Professor and Chair for the Department of Music at Sterling College. In addition to educational background, Nichols is an accomplished performer, composer, and conductor. With a musically diverse background, Nichols has had the privilege to conduct choirs and orchestras, perform with several major symphony orchestras within the United States and abroad, as well as produce and direct commercially released recordings. 

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Gentry Publications

Gentry Publications offers sacred and secular arrangements from both North and South America to traditional and liturgical houses of worship. 

Brandon A. Boyd, Editor

Dr. Brandon D. Boyd received his Ph.D. in choral music education and M.M. in choral conducting at Florida State University, and earned his B.S. in music education from Tennessee State University. He serves as the Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Missouri. Within his responsibilities as a professor, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting and choral music education, as well as conducts the MU Glee Club and Concert Chorale. His versatile career as a conductor has granted him regular appearances as a clinician, composer-in-residence, collaborative pianist, and presenter for a variety of conferences, conventions and festivals. As a composer and arranger, Boyd’s music is sung nationally and internationally. 

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Hinshaw Music

Founded in 1975 by Donald G. Hinshaw, Hinshaw Music is an international choral music publishing company. Since the beginning, they have provided quality choral music and related music resources for unparalleled musical experiences. 

Pearl Shangkuan, Editor

Dr. Pearl Shangkuan is a highly sought-after conductor, lecturer and clinician who has led performances and workshops across six continents. She serves as the Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI, and as the chorus director of the Grand Rapids Symphony; a Grammy-nominated professional orchestra. Shangkuan has a signature choral series with earthsongs, is the music editor of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Choral series and has a new signature choral series with Hinshaw music. In 2014, she made her conducting debut at Carnegie Hall and was an invited guest lecturer at the World Symposium for Choral Music held in Seoul, South Korea. She has conducted numerous choirs nationally and internationally, and has headlined several ACDA state and other professional conferences. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chorus America and has served as president of the ACDA Central Division and Michigan ACDA, where she was honored with the Maynard Klein Choral Award for “artistic excellence and lifetime leadership in choral music” (2013).

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Tom T. Shelton, Jr. Editor

Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned both a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Choral Studies, Music Education, and Sacred Music Department at Westminster Choir College. In addition, he is the director of Children’s and Youth Choirs at Princeton United Methodist Church and conducts the Semi-Tones Ensemble with the Princeton Girlchoir Organization.

Professor Shelton has a passion for music education in all areas: church, school and community. He taught middle school choral music in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County for 18 years. During that time he was selected Teacher of the Year for both Atkins Middle School and Kernersville Middle School. In 1999 the North Carolina Music Educators Association presented him with the North Carolina Middle School Music Teacher of the Year award.

Professor Shelton is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, having served as the National President (2017-2019).  Other ACDA leadership positions have included Southern Division president (2011-2012), National R&S chair for Middle School/Junior High Choirs (2007-2009) and North Carolina president (2005-2007).

Professor Shelton has conducted and adjudicated choral festivals, as well as presented workshops in 21 states as well as Hong Kong; Minsk, Belarus; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Sri Lanka. He has conducted Choral Festivals in Carnegie Hall; Honor Choirs for the Central Division ACDA and Southern Division ACDA; as well as All State and Festival Choirs throughout the United States. Professor Shelton is the Series Director for the Music for Young Voices Series with GIA Publications and has over 60 compositions published by Choristers Guild, Colla Voce Music, G. Schirmer, Galaxy, GIA Publications, Growing in Grace Curriculum, Heritage Music Press, Hinshaw Music Company, Musicspoke.com, Santa Barbara Music Press, and Walton Music.

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William P. Carroll, Editor Emeritus

William P. Carroll has served as Editor for Hinshaw Music since 1997, granting him the opportunity to foster relationships with some of the top choral composers in the world. He was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music, where Carroll served as Associate Dean, Chair of the Vocal Studies Division and Director of Choral Activities for 29 years. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, as well as holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and Millsaps College. With his extensive knowledge in music, Carroll has served as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for numerous workshops, honor choirs, and clinics. In 2001, Carroll was presented the Lara Hoggard Award for distinguished service to choral music in the state of North Carolina.

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H.T. FitzSimons Company

Serving the Liturgical Church, H.T. FitzSimons Company supplies choral and organ music for worship; publishing everything from Faure Requiem, to Grimoaldo Macchia. 

Allan Robert Petker, Editor

Allan Robert Petker is recognized as a noted composer and arranger. With more than 250 published works, his conducting books “Choral Questions and Answers” Volumes I, II, III, IV and V, have become staples in school curriculum. Allan received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from California State University Northridge in music, concentrating in viola (BA), voice and choral conducting (MA). Allan currently serves as the Vice President of Publications for Fred Bock Publishing Group, including its subsidiaries, Fred Bock Music Company, Gentry Publications, National Music Publishers, H.T. FitzSimons Company and Hinshaw Music. As a conductor, he has led concert tours throughout Europe, the Baltic and South America, and has guest conducted choirs in England, Korea and France. Additionally, Allan serves as the President of Pavane Publishing, which he founded in 1989. 

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Joshua Chai, Keyboard Editor

Joshua Chai is a freelance conductor, composer, tenor, organist, pianist and software engineer. He holds a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Kentucky, an MM in choral conducting from CSULB, and a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in music and mathematics.

Over the last two decades of working with many voices, Joshua has conducted large choral masterworks and chamber choirs, youth choruses and collegiate men’s, women’s, mixed ensembles, community choirs, and professional choruses. Chai specializes in conducting the sacred choral and orchestral repertoire, as well as modern challenging and experimental new music. His compositions have been premiered by ensembles around the country, including recently as a directing member of Inversion Ensemble, a C4 network choir based in Austin, TX specializing in timely new works by living composers.

As a collaborative pianist, he has served ACDA at regional, divisional, and national conventions as an honor choir accompanist, and continues to serve professional ensembles and conductors around the country at the keyboard.  

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Jubal House

Named after Jubal (Genesis 4:21),the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes,” Jubal House is designed to provide creative and musical resources for worship in honor of his early artistic efforts. 

Edwin Willmington, Editor

Edwin M. (Ed) Willmington is the Director of the Fred Bock Institute of Music of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, and Composer-in-Residence, at Fuller Theological Seminary. As the institute director, Wilmington’s responsibilities include teaching graduate level classes and serving as a mentor to students who lead the Fuller Seminary Chapel ministry. He has a BA in Church Music and Conducting (Bethel University, MN), MM in Composition and DMA in Composition from the University of Arizona. Wilmington developed Jubal House Publications as a means of sharing new works as tools for worship planning, and holds a special interest in encouraging the creativity of musical artists. His compositional projects include “Jubilate! An Ancient-Future Concert Mass,” and “Reconciled in Christ,” the music for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, South Africa, 2010).

 

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National Music Publishers

Equipped with both choral and instrumental publications, National Music Publishers celebrates the best of Western European traditions in music, ranging from classical editions to new composers.

Bradley Ellingboe, Editor

Bradley Ellingboe has led a wide-ranging career in the world of singing, including accomplishments as a choral conductor, soloist, composer, scholar, and teacher. As a choral conductor, he has led festival choruses in 35 states and 14 countries. As a bass-baritone soloist, he has sung under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, and Sir David Willcocks. Ellingboe has more than 160 pieces of music in print and is the author or editor of four books. For his scholarly work in making the songs of Edvard Grieg more accessible to the English-speaking public, he was knighted by the King of Norway in 1994. Ellingboe retired in 2015 after serving on the faculty of the University of New Mexico for 30 years, where he was Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, and Regents Lecturer. Ellingboe is Director of Music at the United Church of Santa Fe and founder and artistic director of Albuquerque’s Coro Lux (“chorus of light”).

 

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PraiseGathering Music Group

PraiseGathering Music Group is a church music publishing house founded by Randy and Carol Vader. Fred Bock Publishing Group is very excited to welcome PraiseGathering Music Group to our family of companies!

As this is a brand new addition to our family, we will be providing more information on our PraiseGathering brand editor as it becomes available.

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Alliance Publications, Inc

Honoring the best of the Eastern European traditions in music, Alliance Publications supplies choral and instrumental publications ranging from classical editions to new composers.

Bradley Ellingboe, Editor

Bradley Ellingboe has led a wide-ranging career in the world of singing, including accomplishments as a choral conductor, soloist, composer, scholar, and teacher. As a choral conductor, he has led festival choruses in 35 states and 14 countries. As a bass-baritone soloist, he has sung under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, and Sir David Willcocks. Ellingboe has more than 160 pieces of music in print and is the author or editor of four books. For his scholarly work in making the songs of Edvard Grieg more accessible to the English-speaking public, he was knighted by the King of Norway in 1994. Ellingboe retired in 2015 after serving on the faculty of the University of New Mexico for 30 years, where he was Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, and Regents Lecturer. Ellingboe is Director of Music at the United Church of Santa Fe and founder and artistic director of Albuquerque’s Coro Lux (“chorus of light”).

 

James Green, Fred Bock Publishing Group Brand Editor

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As well as being our Managing Editor at Fred Bock Publishing Group, James Green is an accomplished composer and arranger. In addition to having multiple choral titles published, he has written pieces for dance troupes, saxophone, Native American Flute and concert bands.