Performance planning is rarely the highlight of any music director’s season. Designing your concert may be enjoyable in itself, but the stress that comes with finding the right music, keeping track of what you have and haven’t reviewed, and deciding on the best concert order can begin to weigh on anyone after a while.
And, while it is necessary to do all this prep work in order to get to the part everyone loves, the time it takes to get there can be overwhelming.
That’s why J.W. Pepper created My Library, a free online service that helps you plan your performances. My Library is already available to anyone with a Pepper account. Once you log in to your account, you can launch My Library and get started.
Adding pieces to My Library is as simple as shopping around the site. As you browse our site, you will notice a new icon in the same place you can view scores or listen to the music. Clicking this small folder icon will allow you to add the piece to a folder you create in My Library. Add as many pieces as you want, whether you plan to purchase them now or return to them for future consideration.
Once you have your pieces, you can easily organize them into folders by concert season, school year, performance theme or any other method you prefer. In each folder, you can move the pieces around to test different concert orders. Because most pieces give you the opportunity to listen right from our site, you can hear your entire concert exactly as it will sound before you even purchase the pieces. That means time saved and no more leaps of faith when it comes time to buy.
Many of our customers are already using My Library to plan future concerts and loving the results:
@jwpepper I am OBSESSED with your My Library beta test.. I may or may not be already planning my Spring 2017 show… Best new feature!
— Jordan Plair (@jordanliane) December 8, 2015
“I just used the library to put my spring concert program together. It makes life easier! Thank you!“ – Amy Black
“Using it for the first time. I love that I can save all my favorites to one location and then organize by season or concert. Love it!” – Joyce Jingle
It is easy to get started with My Library and, in no time, you can finish the hard work of planning a concert and get to the fun of making music! Log in today and start planning your next concert online for free.