THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

February 13, 2024 by Joe Snyder

Plan to Plan: What to Consider When Planning a Festival or Special Event

When we were members of a school music program, we most likely participated in an honors festival, an adjudication or competition of some sort, or we were treated to an evening or clinic with a special guest artist.

February 8, 2024 by jwpepper

United Sound: Improving Access to Music Education, One Program at a Time

Like many middle and high school band directors, Julie Duty found out the hard way that she was ill-equipped to serve students with disabilities. After scouring for resources and assistance...

January 23, 2024 by Kathy Fernandes

J.W. Pepper Supports Choral Singing in America!

Exton, PA – January 22, 2024. J.W. Pepper is proud to be a marquis sponsor of the stunning new documentary “Choral Singing in America: Nurturing the Country’s Soul.” The film, developed by Collaborative Films, captures the breadth and beauty found in choirs of all kinds.

October 31, 2023 by jwpepper

“Compose Like a Girl”: Celebrating and Empowering Women Composers

Jocelyn Hagen’s new composer series and accompanying podcast, “Compose Like a Girl,” offers a fresh perspective on the world of composition and women’s voices in music. In this exclusive interview, we delve into the heart of the podcast and its mission of amplifying the voices of women composers.

October 31, 2023 by Julia Anderson

Company Choirs Revitalize Workplace Culture

Singing in a group is accessible to everyone, improves mood, has proven health benefits, and builds community. Learn about the benefits of company choirs in the workplace!

20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir

What types of vocal warm-ups do you use for your choir rehearsals? The answer to this question can take on myriad forms depending on...

Vocal Belting 101: How to Help Your Students Use Their Full Voice

When I was an undergrad, I was told that belting would ruin my voice. I shunned the music I loved and focused solely on...

Our Top 10 Basic Library Titles for Concert Band, Choir, and Orchestra

No matter what type of ensemble you lead, choosing repertoire can be a major challenge. You don’t want to bore your students with music...

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs & Learning Disabilities

Dr. Alice Hammel remembers when Vinnie started school. He had frequent outbursts and struggled throughout most of his elementary school years; eventually, he was...

How to Establish Classroom Routines and Why

Picture a successful band, orchestra, or choir rehearsal. Students have their instruments and music at the ready and are focused on the conductor. They...

16 New & Powerful Choral Songs to Help Students During Hard Times

Choral Music has always had the ability to inspire and heal wounds, and now many songs are taking on a new meaning as teachers...

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