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 teachers may not…

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 period…

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…

“A Whole New World” – Aladdin on Broadway!

| March 11, 2014

Music from Disney’s Aladdin

Repertoire – Choosing Quality Choral Music, Conclusion

| February 24, 2014

Now that you have found some potential pieces and they fit the “who, what, when, where and why” of your practical considerations, what now?  Consider the following additional questions:

  1. Is the piece singable by your choir?  When I was

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 gone…

Pepper is at the 2014 TMEA Convention

| February 4, 2014

Major teacher convention scene of exciting new product releases.

Repertoire – Choosing Quality Choral Music, Part 1

| January 31, 2014

Of the responsibilities that music teachers have, perhaps one of the most challenging is that of finding and choosing quality repertoire.  With the amount of literature available for all types of ensembles, the task of selecting the best music for…