TrevCo Varner Music is the "World's Foremost Purveyor of Fine Sheet Music for Double Reeds", with over 12,000 titles in stock. Owned and operated by bassoonist, teacher, and arranged, Eric Van der Veer Varner, TVM is the one place to shop for oboe, oboe d'amore, English horn, bassoon, and contrabassoon; solo, with piano, or in any combination with other instruments. TVM carries a complete stock of solo and chamber music incorporating the double reed family, as well as books, methods, orchestra sets, scores, DVDs, and more.
At TrevCo-Varner, we pride ourselves on offering the kind of expert customer service for double reed musicians that other online stores cannot. Our staff consists of professional musicians with over 50 years of combined experience. We speak English, German, and French fluently, and have contacts with rare publishers all over the world. Whether you are looking for that impossible-to-find piece for Heckelphone and Crotales for your dissertation recital, a selection of chamber music for beginning oboists, the difference between the three different editions of a Vivaldi concerto, ro some great wedding music, please feel free to contact us. We have in-depth knowledge of the repertoire unmatched in the business, and are happy to help you in any way we can.
The original company, called TrevCo-Music, was founded by Trevor Cramer in 1983. In 2011, Trevor sold the retail portion of the company to Eric Varner. Trevor Cramer is now focused exclusively on publishing music through TrevCo-Music Publishing. TMP continues to be one of the largest publishers of double reed music in the world. At TVM, we carry all TrevCo editions, as well as the music of hundreds of other publishers from around the globe.
After purchasing the retail business and re-branding as TrevCo-Varner Music, the operations were moved to Dexter, Michigan. The company was moved again in 2014 to Lake Worth, Florida, just north of Boca Raton.
Eric Van der Veer Varner has enjoyed a particularly rich and varied musical career. From 2004 through 2015, he was the principal bassoon with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, appearing as a soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions, where his playing was critically hailed as that “of ineffable liquid beauty”. He previously held positions with the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. He performs in numerous summer festivals, including the Bellingham Festival of Music, the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival, and the Interlochen Arts Festival.
An active soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Varner has appeared throughout Europe, the United States, and Canada. He is a founding member of the PEN Trio, a trio d’anche that explores the both traditional repertoire for reed trio, as well as championing new music. In collaboration with TrevCo Music Publishing, the PEN Trio Collection was recently founded in order to publish and disseminate works commissioned by the trio. Their 2015 performance schedule includes tours in Texas, Florida, as well as concerts in Trinidad, Hong Kong, and China. Their upcoming album, “Found Objects” is slated for release in early 2016, and features music from the PEN Trio Collection.
Currently the professor of bassoon and wind department chair at the Lynn Conservatory, Varner has previously held faculty appointments at Miami (Ohio) University, Heidelberg University, and the University of Windsor. He also spent fourteen summers working at the Interlochen Arts Camp, where he was the Assistant Director of the High Schools Boys Division.
Dr. Varner holds the Doctor of Musical Arts (2004) from the University of Michigan, where he also earned a Master of Music (2002) and a Bachelor of Music (1996) degree. Additionally, he holds a degree in Artistic Education (1998) from the Mannheim-Heidelberg Conservatory in Mannheim, Germany. His primary teachers were Richard Beene, Alfred Rinderspacher, Hugh Cooper and Michael Dicker.