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

June 17, 2024 by jwpepper

150 Years Celebrated with $150,000 in Scholarships

J.W. Pepper is celebrating its 150-year journey supporting music education by offering the J.W. Pepper 150th Anniversary Scholarship Program. This landmark program awards over $150,000 in...

May 21, 2024 by jwpepper

Tacoma Refugee Choir, A Welcoming Space for All - Interview with Erin Guinup

J.W. Pepper sat down for an interview with Erin Guinup, the founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Tacoma Refugee Choir. TRC is a non-auditioned choir for refugees, immigrants, and friends seeking belonging within a new community.

March 12, 2024 by Dr. Ramona Wis

Incorporating Yoga into Choral Classrooms and Rehearsals

Did you know yoga can help you become a better singer? Yoga involves focusing on aligning the body and paying attention to the breath, both of which are required for singing.

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.

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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