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

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.

September 2, 2022 by jwpepper

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. Here are our top 10 Basic Library titles for band, choir, and orchestra!

August 23, 2022 by jwpepper

12 Effective Classroom Management Routines for Music Teachers

To find out the most effective classroom management routines for music teachers, we turned to music teacher Judy Houdeshel with over 45 years of experience.

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.

July 27, 2022 by jwpepper

Shop Disney’s Encanto Sheet Music

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney have created their latest sensation that excites kids and adults with its catchy tunes.

July 13, 2022 by jwpepper

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.

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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...

If You Love West Side Story, Listen to These!

Are you a West Side Story fanatic looking to expand your music palette? Have you wanted to explore other musicals but don’t know where...

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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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