“Deep Field”: Exploring the Connections Between Science and Music

Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre and the late “Mother of Hubble” Nancy Grace Roman had something in common when they were children: they both enjoyed...

Jazz with Pepper: The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Nearly three decades ago, a group was started with a simple mission – to play contemporary big band jazz, rooted in a traditional style....

Creating Virtual Choir 5 for “Deep Field”

Voices from 120 countries unite in one of the most powerful moments in composer Eric Whitacre’s film Deep Field. After the viewer travels through...

Unveiling a Replica of the Washington Family Harpsichord

In February, we celebrate past presidents and their contributions to our national identity. The legacies of our past leaders are played out in history...

Inspiring Our Youth: Music Programs That Celebrate Diversity

Aaron Dworkin says he did not know about many black classical composers before he went to college. Long before he was named a MacArthur...

12 Jazz Hot Spots for Your Bucket List

Since 2001, April has been recognized as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Certainly one of the best ways to learn about jazz and explore its...
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“I Love the J.W. Pepper!”

“I love the J.W. Pepper!”  –  quite possibly the best testimonial we have had the pleasure of receiving from a customer – or perhaps...
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Silent No More: Mount Vernon Makes Harpsichord History

The harpsichord holds an important place in music history. Its unique sound is instantly recognizable, flavoring the works of countless composers from the Renaissance,...
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Jazz 100: A Celebration of Recorded Jazz Music

“When I think about jazz music, I think about the millions of musicians who were involved in this before me, who were great musicians...