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    Meet Pepper: North Carolina

    Welcome to our new blog series! We would like to introduce you to all fourteen of our regional stores, representing all areas of the country, Canada, and indeed the world.  First up is the Pepper store located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    Pepper’s North Carolina location started out as the print music portion of Duncan Music, and became part of the Pepper family in April of 1991.  We have been in our present location since June of 2008.  The NC team consists of Mason Wood, Tiffany Woods and Ric Williams, led by manager and Pepper Vice-President Jeff Whitsett.  We proudly serve the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

    We hold two reading sessions for church choir directors each year;  one on the last Saturday in July and one on the third Saturday in January.  And you can always find us at our usual booths at NCMEA in November, SCMEA in February and TNMEA in April.

    Our store is bright and sunny from our many windows, and is quiet and peaceful like a library.  We have spacious areas for you to sit, relax and enjoy our free in-store WiFi as you browse for music.  If you’re in the Winston-Salem area, we’d love to have you stop by and visit!

    Visit Pepper’s North Carolina’s website.

    Hang out with us on Facebook.



    Jen Tolnay
    Jen Tolnay has been working for J.W. Pepper since 1991. She previously worked in customer service, and now spends her time on Pepper’s social media efforts. Jen has a degree in music theory from Temple University, and spent many years as musical director and accompanist for a variety of musical theatre productions She also works as the choir director/pianist/organist at a local church.

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