J.W. Pepper President Glenn Burtch says he often encounters people who are surprised by the complexity of his company’s business. It takes a tremendous amount of planning and work to be able to distribute large volumes of sheet music and other music products to schools, churches and other organizations across the country each year. That effort occurs quietly behind the walls of Pepper’s distribution centers in Georgia and Utah.
J.W. Pepper® Documents the Replication of a Historical Masterpiece
It has taken more than a year of painstakingly detailed work for Conservator John Watson to get closer to his goal of re-creating a piece of history. The Associate Curator of Musical Instruments for Colonial Williamsburg is fashioning a replica of a harpsichord George Washington purchased in 1793 for his teenage step-granddaughter Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Curtis. Unlike the original, the reproduction will be playable, giving music historians a chance to hear its unique sound.
“The Washington family harpsichord was extremely special,” said Temple University Music Professor Dr. Joyce Zankel Lindorff. “It was one of the fanciest instruments ever made.” Continue Reading…
Exton, PA – J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is pleased to announce the integration of its Cut Time online group management platform with MusicFirst, the learning management system from Music Sales Corporation. With the integration of these two online platforms, music teachers can now move seamlessly between Cut Time and MusicFirst to accomplish tasks. Continue Reading…
Exton, PA – J.W. Pepper is pleased to announce a new addition to the company’s editorial department. Kathryn Griesinger has been named Orchestra Editor for J.W. Pepper and Wingert-Jones Publications. In Kathryn’s role as Orchestra Editor, she will be responsible for picking new music for promotion in catalogs and Editors’ Choice. Additionally, she will edit and select new music for publication.
J.W. Pepper launches the new Cut Time!
Exton, PA – On July 20th, 2017, J.W. Pepper launched Cut Time®, a powerful online group management tool for music directors and parent booster groups. Cut Time helps directors manage their music programs through a modern, efficient interface, cutting the time it takes to handle the large amount of administrative tasks teachers are faced with. And, being built for mobile use as well as use on other devices, a director has access to their program wherever they go and whenever they need it.
Kent, WA – J.W. Pepper is pleased to announce Brad Mastrangelo has been named Regional Sales Manager of the J.W. Pepper branch in Kent, WA. Brad will be responsible for increasing J.W. Pepper’s visibility and guiding sales opportunities in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
New York City, NY – Wingert-Jones Publications received first place for Cover Design for its publication, Bass Fingerings: Improve Your Left-Hand Game, in the annual Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence sponsored by the Music Publishers Association in New York City on Friday, June 16th. The awards were presented at the MPA Annual Awards Luncheon that was held at the Redbury Hotel. Frank Guardino, J.W. Pepper’s Art Director, is behind the design of the award-winning cover.
Exton, PA – J.W. Pepper is excited to announce Nick Buddock has been named Vice President of Operations. In his new role, he will provide corporate executive leadership over Pepper’s distribution centers in Atlanta, GA and Salt Lake City, UT.
(Denise Collins and Melinda Smith)
Liverpool, NY – In recognition of the work J.W. Pepper has done for the New York State Band Directors Association’s Summer Conference, Denise Collins, Regional Sales Manager – Northeast, was honored with the NYSBDA (New York State Band Directors Association) Distinguished Service Award at the New York State Band Directors Association’s Symposium on March 4th, 2017.
(L-R: Claire Edelmann, Dave Buckeyne, Ashli Rulien and Katie Nishimori)
Dublin, CA – J.W. Pepper congratulates Ashli Rulien, Regional Sales Manager of Northern California, who was honored with the CMEA Music Industry Leadership Award at the CMEA Banquet on February 17th, 2017 in San Jose, California.