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

November 10, 2022 by jwpepper

Our Guide to Choosing a Microphone

As a music teacher or ensemble director, microphones play an important role in your work. Whether you need to amplify musicians for a large performance, you’re recording an ensemble to enter a competition, or you’re outfitting a music lab, you’ll need to select microphones and audio equipment. Check out JW Pepper's Guide on Choosing a Microphone!

November 3, 2022 by jwpepper

Pepper Takes Fishers: Our Visit with a Top Midwest Marching Band

Our creative team saw the company’s advance into the world of marching arts as an opportunity to venture outside our Philadelphia-area home base. Each region of the country has a unique marching band culture, and as a business with customers scattered throughout the United States and around the world, it’s important to include geographic diversity in our marketing materials.

October 21, 2022 by jwpepper

The Creators of The Voices of Liberty and Voctave Talk Choral Music with J.W. Pepper

Jamey Rayand and Derric Johnson founded and write music for two of today’s most popular a cappella groups: Voctave and The Voices of Liberty (VOL). Watch their interview with JW Pepper!

September 27, 2022 by jwpepper

Our Top Christmas, Holiday, and Winter Titles for Concert Band, Choir, and Orchestra

Every holiday season, radio stations play the same familiar standards—but that doesn’t mean your winter concerts have to lack variety! We’ve rounded up our favorite new Christmas, holiday, and winter-themed music for concert band, choir, and orchestra.

September 8, 2022 by jwpepper

Directors' Vote 2022 Results

Each year, our editors help directors find repertoire faster by reviewing thousands of new titles from all publishers and designating only the very best as Editors’ Choice. Here are the Directors’ Vote 2022 Results!

September 19, 2022 by jwpepper

5 Things to Consider When Self-Publishing Your Music

Bravo! You’ve written a great piece of music and performed it with an ensemble. You’re thinking about publishing your piece so that you can sell music to more customers. Now what? As you set out on your self-publishing journey, we recommend keeping these five things in mind.

August 23, 2022 by jwpepper

Best Music Hardware & Software for Teachers 2022

Upgrade your classroom or home studio with some new gear! Our handpicked list of products, including both hardware and software, will help you to start the school year on the right note.

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Directors’ Vote 2022 Results

Directors’ Vote: The Results Are In! The Most Popular 2022–2023 Editors’ Choice Selections Each year, our editors help directors find repertoire faster by reviewing thousands...

Shop Disney’s Encanto Sheet Music

https://youtu.be/4aJdNunrqU0 Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney have created their latest sensation that excites kids and adults with its catchy tunes. Like Frozen, Disney has gone above...

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10 Easy-To-Learn Funky Tunes for the Stands

Picking stand music for football or basketball games can be tricky for many reasons: Most groups struggle to find enough time during band camp to...

Directors & Parents: Download Our New Contest & Festival Checklist

Planning for contests and festivals is a huge undertaking. There is so much for you, your students, and their parents to remember, and there...

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The Results Are In… The Most Popular New Editors’ Choice Selections as Voted by Directors

For years music directors and performers have relied on Editors’ Choice – our list of the best-of-the-best new selections for the season – to...

New Sounds Podcast: Check Out New Music… from Your Couch

Welcome to our new podcast: New Sounds of J.W. Pepper! Each episode features a different publisher or composer who will introduce some of their...

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