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

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Understanding Proposition 28 – Resources from CMEA

It’s an exciting time to be a music teacher in California! Proposition 28, a California ballot initiative that guarantees additional funding for arts and music...

10 Products You Didn’t Know You Could Buy from J.W. Pepper

J.W. Pepper, the world’s largest sheet music retailer, has been in business for nearly 150 years. In that time, we’ve sold an extensive range...

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

Jamey Ray and Derric Johnson founded and write music for two of today’s most popular a cappella groups: Voctave and The Voices of Liberty...

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...

5 Things to Consider When Self-Publishing Your Music

Bravo! You’ve written a great piece of music and performed it with an ensemble. Everyone enjoyed it, and others want to use it with...

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...

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...

PYO Music Institute Presents the 9th Annual Ovation Award in Partnership with J.W. Pepper, Jacobs Music, and WRTI 90.1 FM

Each year, the PYO Music Institute’s Ovation Award recognizes outstanding music teachers in the Delaware Valley region. J.W. Pepper is proud to sponsor the...

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...

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...

The Music of Rita Moreno, a West Side Story Icon

Rita Moreno is an incredibly talented Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer, most famous for her role as Anita in the 1961 West Side...

Beatlemania in DCI: The Bluecoats

Between the 2019 movie Yesterday, a new Disney+ documentary, and even a recently launched master’s degree, the Beatles are in our lives and in...

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...

5 Tools for Teachers from J.W. Pepper

J.W. Pepper offers many tools to make music teachers’ jobs easier and help them get the most out of their programs. Whether you are...

How to Read Sheet Music

Whether you play an instrument or sing, we highly recommend that you learn to read sheet music. Just as learning a language allows you...