The Midwest Clinic – A Preview

| December 18, 2012

The 66th annual Midwest Clinic is this week! The theme for this year’s famed International Band and Orchestra Conference is “In Honor of Our Mentors,” and some important figures in band and orchestra music will be in attendance.…

Elliott Carter: Celebrating a Long Life of Music

| December 11, 2012

On November 5th of this year, the classical music world lost one of its giants. Elliott Carter would have celebrated his 104th birthday today, most likely by attending a concert or composing a new piece.

Elliott Carter

Born in New York…

My Score: Take Your Music Further

| September 14, 2012

We’re happy to announce My Score, an exciting new service that helps composers make their music available for sale through the Pepper network!

My Score leverages the strengths of J.W. Pepper and makes it available to composers who want to have…

John Cage: Inventor of Genius?

| September 5, 2012

“Of course he’s not a composer, but he’s an inventor — of genius.” – Arnold Schoenberg on John Cage

To categorize him as simply “a composer” would certainly be failure to adequately describe all that John Cage was, nor would…

The Benefits of Attending a Live Reading Session

| August 1, 2012

On July 23, 2012, J.W. Pepper hosted Summer Sing, a choral music reading session in the company’s corporate headquarters in Pennsylvania.  While reading sessions are a standard practice for Pepper, inviting musicians into the corporate location for such an event…

Band Composer Series: Frank Ticheli

| April 11, 2012

I recently had the honor of interviewing composer and teacher Frank Ticheli. In addition to composing, he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition. He

Band Composer Series: Sean O’Loughlin

| November 1, 2011

Sean O’Loughlin

Sean O’Loughlin is a rising name in the music world.  His music is characterized by vibrant rhythms, passionate melodies, and colorful scoring.  Commissions and conducting appearances

Band Composer Series: Larry Clark

| June 23, 2011

Larry Clark’s pieces have been performed internationally and appear on numerous contest/festival lists.  He  is an ASCAP award-winning composer with over 200 titles in print and is in high demand to write commissions for bands and orchestras across the country. …