About Us


Trevco Music is the "World's Foremost Purveyor and Publisher of Sheet Music for Double Reeds and Chamber Music", with over 15,000 titles in stock - over 4,000 of them published by TrevCo!  Owned and operated by bassoonist, arranger and publisher, T.D. Ellis, Trevco Music 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. Trevco 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, we pride ourselves on offering the kind of expert customer service for double reed musicians that other online stores cannot. We have over 30 years of experience 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, or 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. 

T.D. Ellis has owned Trevco since 2020, and bought TrevCo Music Publishing in 2021. He has owned and operated The Music Source and T.D. Ellis Music Publishing since 1989.  A professional musician since 1980, he is principal bassoon and personnel manager of the Greater Bridgeport, Ridgefield and Wallingford Symphonies in Connecticut.  Mr. Ellis plays bassoon and contrabassoon with the New Haven Symphony and Greenwich Symphony and may often be heard with other orchestras throughout New York and Connecticut.  He is the founder of the CTPhilharmonic. He has appeared as a soloist with the Ridgefield Symphony, Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra and Western CT Youth Orchestra.  T.D. is a founding member of Bassoonery, a bassoon quartet; has performed with the Quintet of the Americas and was a guest-artist-in-residence at Sarah Lawrence College.  As a pit musician, he has played for the national Broadway tours of “The Sound of Music” and “Phantom of the Opera” as well as numerous local productions.  He has played off-Broadway with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players and the Jewish Repertory Theater.  In addition, he plays bari sax in various jazz big bands in CT and NY, including A Nordic Sound, and the West Hartford Jazz Jam.

Mr. Ellis was the artistic director of the Keeler Tavern Museum Chamber Music Series in Ridgefield, and was the founder and artistic director of the Ridgefield Symphony’s summer concert series at Lasdon Park in Katonah, NY.   He received his musical education at the Hartt School of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase.

In 1989 he started The Music Source, which began as a mail-order double reed music and supply company.  In 1995, he opened a 'bricks-and-mortar' store in Greenwich, CT, with over 50,000 titles in stock for all instruments, as well as unique music gifts and supplies.  After 25 years, the decision was made to close the store and operate online.

T.D. Ellis Music Publishing publishes over 300 works by Anthony Newman and other composers, as well as arrangements by Mr. Ellis.  Working as a music copyist, he has typeset scores for Tony Bennett, Elton John, Celine Dion, Wynton Marsalis, Yo Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Vanessa Williams, Michael MacDonald, David Sanborn, the Boston Pops, National Symphony,  the Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, Piglet’s Big Movie, Inauguration of Barack Obama, and others.  Mr. Ellis was born in Hollywood, Florida and grew up in West Hartford, CT.

Trevor Cramer founded TrevCo-Music in 1983.  In 2011, Trevor sold the retail portion of the company to Eric Varner, and in 2021 sold the publishing company to T.D. Ellis.  

Trevor Cramer was born in Watford, England and moved to the United States in 1952. He has lived in Florida since 1960 and holds dual citizenship, becoming a citizen of the United States in 1978. 

He received a degree in Humanities from the University of South Florida, Tampa in 1967 and from 1968-1970 he served as bassoonist with the First Army Band, New York City. Trevor was a member of the bassoon section of the Florida West Coast Symphony in Sarasota, Florida from 1965-1998 

He was the Administrative Director of the Sarasota Music Festival for 15 years and General Manager of the Florida West Coast Symphony for 19 years. In 1999, he was the proud recipient of the Sarasota County Arts Council “Arts Leadership Award” for Management Leadership. He served on the board of directors of the IDRS (International Double Reed Society) as business liaison from 2012-2021.

He established TrevCo Music and TrevCo Music Publishing in the early 1980s with the intent of serving the double reed community with a reliable and comprehensive source for printed music. Now retired, he continues to edit many new TrevCo publications. 

Eric Van der Veer Varner, owner of Trevco Music from 2011 until his untimely death in 2020, enjoyed a particularly rich and varied musical career. From 2004 through 2015, he was the principal bassoon with the Windsor Symphony, appearing as a soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. He previously held positions with the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, and the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. He performed in numerous summer festivals, including the Bellingham Festival of Music, the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival, and the Interlochen Arts Festival.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Varner appeared throughout Europe, the United States, and Canada. He was a founding member of the PEN Trio, a trio d’anche that explored both the traditional repertoire for reed trio, as well as championing new music. In collaboration with TrevCo Music Publishing, the PEN Trio Collection was founded in order to publish and disseminate works commissioned by the trio. 

Eric was the professor of bassoon and wind department chair at the Lynn Conservatory. Varner previously held faculty appointments at Miami (Ohio) University, Heidelberg University, and the University of Windsor. 

Dr. Varner held 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.