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The Stars and Stripes Forever

Music is a natural accompaniment to enjoying the summer's bounty of good food, good times and patriotic celebrations.  Watch how some New England band members expressed their patriotism as they...

Play Music, Age Well

There has been much research done on the cognitive benefits of musical activity during childhood;  a recent study conducted by the University of Kansas...

Audience inCHOIRing

Have you ever attended a musical or choral event and thought, "Wow, I wish I could do that"?  Perhaps you felt so inspired after...

Did You Know? A Music Advocacy Presentation

In honor of Music in Our Schools Month, and to continue our efforts to raise awareness of the importance of music education, Pepper would...

Creativity: Your Brain on Improv

I know what you're thinking.  How can one scientifically analyze a concept that, by its very nature, is capricious and unpredictable?  Dr. Charles Limb,...

Can You Bring Generations Together?

The homecoming celebration for Wheeling High School in Wheeling, Illinois had a special event attached this year. As part of the festivities, invitations were...

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Recently, while watching an episode of Biography about the movie Jaws, my mind wandered back to the summer of my tenth year, to our...

Witness the Spark

A young boy jams with Hayward blues band and finds the joy of groove in the process.

Music as a Soundtrack to Life

Think of every epic moment in the history of your life, and then take away the music.  For most of us that thought is,...