The Eric Whitacre Virtual Youth Choir

| July 22, 2014

It is almost time for the long-awaited reveal of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Youth Choir.  The wildly popular Virtual Choir project has a new flavor this time around, focusing completely on the voices of those 18 and under.  Children as young …

The Conn-Selmer Institute 2014

| June 6, 2014

csi-mast-newThe Conn-Selmer Institute returns this year from June 8th to the 11th.  Held annually in Mishawaka, Indiana, sessions focus on recruitment techniques, retention, student engagement, and motivation as well as a wide range of other topics music …

Richard Strauss’ 150th Birthday

| May 12, 2014

Richard_StraussIn 2014 we celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss (June 11, 1864 – September 8, 1949).  He is considered by many to be the natural musical successor to Richard Wagner and the leading German composer of the post-Romantic …

Three Marching Band Horror Stories

| April 21, 2014

Marching-Band-CoverTrying to keep a rehearsal running smoothly with a collection of musicians is difficult enough as it is.  Add to that the unpredictable outdoors, a plethora of competitions, and a hundred or so jittery teenagers and you might as well …

New Christian Apparel for Easter

| April 7, 2014

The company you go to for all your music needs is now the company to go to for great Christian apparel!  Pepper is thrilled to announce a new line of Christian shirts just in time for Easter.  Our connection to …

Pepper is now the place to go for Music Apparel!

| March 20, 2014

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You have always known us as the top sheet music retailer in the nation, and we know you will find our apparel section to be everything you’ve come to expect from J.W. Pepper.  We have a wide range of styles …

“A Whole New World” – Aladdin on Broadway!

| March 11, 2014

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The 300th Birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

| February 26, 2014

C.P.E. BachThe year 2014 could prove to be significant for the legacy of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.  The second surviving son of the great Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 8, 1714, and a flurry of events worldwide will commemorate …

The Star-Spangled Banner Turns 200

| February 20, 2014

The Star-Spangled BannerWe know the story of how The Star-Spangled Banner was written.  Francis Scott Key, lawyer and amateur poet, sat aboard a British warship in Baltimore Harbor watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry when the lyrics came to him.  He had …

Music in Sports: The Sochi Olympics

| January 17, 2014

winter olympicsMusic goes hand in hand with any celebration and the Olympics, like nothing else, is a celebration of sports and athleticism.  Every two years we are treated to the best competition the world has to offer.  Along with the athletics, we are …