About Us

The Musical Source is a small family-owned business, managed by musicians of all backgrounds and business professionals. Our story starts in 1993 in Washington, DC. We have sold all types of print sheet music from domestic and international publishers to clients throughout the world. Our clients include churches, schools, school systems, community organizations, retail music dealers, professional musicians and music students of every age.

In 1998, The Musical Source started a publishing wing (originally called DC Press) now known as Musical Source Publications. MS Publications includes works by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell, Dr. Deen E. Entsminger, and Marvin Mills.

In 2017, The Musical Source moved to Virginia (Chantilly, VA near the Dulles Expo Center and Dulles Airport) with new owners since September 2016. We will continue to serve you with the same commitment to excellence in music and education.

Musical Source is open 10am to 6pm weekdays. Besides MS Publications, a wide variety of of vocal, piano, organ, choral octavos and collections, band and orchestra sets and methods, theory, ear training/sight-singing, related music texts and classroom aids are available for browsing and purchase. A piano is available for customer use.

Musical Source accepts orders via phone, fax, email, website, and, of course, in person. Most Special Orders are filled within 10-14 business days. In-stock items are filled within 48 hours. Please contact a staff member to request faster shipping information.

Musical Source offers competitive discounts to churches, schools, community organizations and professional musicians. Please contact a staff member for specific information regarding your needs. We will gladly give a price quote on any order---an email or fax works best for this. We do have research capabilities on hard-to-find titles. Upon request, we will provide a 30-day On Approval of choral octavos. Please contact us with your request.

Musical Source is affiliated with a number of professional music organizations, including ACDA, AGO, AAM, MENC, NATS, RPMDA and NAMM. Throughout the year, MSI attends a number of national and regional conferences and workshops providing reading session packets, music displays and educational and/or programming assistance in a variety of areas.