Ashli Rulien honored with CMEA Music Industry Leadership Award


(L-R: Claire Edelmann, Dave Buckeyne, Ashli Rulien and Katie Nishimori)

Dublin, CA – J.W. Pepper congratulates Ashli Rulien, Regional Sales Manager of Northern California, who was honored with the CMEA Music Industry Leadership Award at the CMEA Banquet on February 17th, 2017 in San Jose, California.

The CMEA Music Industry Leadership Award honors an individual or organization for outstanding leadership in music education.

“We are excited that CMEA is recognizing Ashli for her work with music teachers in the state of California,” says Linda Schmidt, Vice President, Regional Sales. “Committed to excellent customer service, Ashli is a natural at connecting with customers and we are proud to have her on our management team.”

Ashli’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from San Francisco State University. She has worked at Pepper for eight years, continually serving the music education community. Ashli leads a commendable team in Pepper’s Northern California store and orchestrates the organization of all California All-State Conference reading sessions. In addition to organizing California All-State Conference reading sessions, Ashli also helps coordinate reading sessions and festivals in conjunction with CMEA Bay Section, Colorado MEA, Utah MEA and Nevada MEA.

For more information about this press release, contact Mary Rogelstad at 610-648-0500 x2267 or


About J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. Founded in 1876, J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is the largest sheet music retailer in the world. Pepper recently celebrated its 140th anniversary, honoring 14 decades of customer service and devotion to music and music education. In addition to providing music accessories, various music software products, and music for state contests and music festivals, Pepper also offers choral, band, orchestra, church, classroom, instrumental, piano, and vocal music to directors, teachers, and other professional musicians around the world. The company provides its products and services through its 12 stores across the U.S. and online, including its newest store, RBC Music Company, in San Antonio, TX.

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