Exton, PA – In recognition for years of excellence in supporting choral music in the state of Texas, the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) honored Luana Marler with the TCDA Service Award.
Over the past ten years, J.W. Pepper, the largest sheet music retailer in the United States, has worked as TCDA’s vendor for their conferences and Lu has been instrumental in organizing this effort.
Lu herself has insisted that the award is for her entire crew, but, according to TCDA President Billy Talley, “the entire staff has done an amazing job for us, but this award was given just to Lu.” The TCDA started presenting their service award in 2005 and, since then, it has been awarded only four other times with Lu being the fifth recipient.
Luana Marler, now Vice-President of Regional Marketing in a multi-state territory, began her time with Pepper as an Assistant Manager in 1986. During her time as manager of the Fort Worth branch, she has built an extensive network of services designed for music professionals throughout her market, especially in Texas. Pepper is very thankful to have such an employee like Luana, who is willing to go above and beyond to provide the best service possible for our customers. According to Pepper’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kathy Fernandes, “if you know Lu, it’s easy to understand why she received this honor. She puts her heart into every interaction she has with her customers and her staff. Her tireless efforts yield amazing things for the Texas music community.”
Founded in 1876, J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is the largest sheet music retailer in the world. It offers choral, band, orchestra, church, classroom, instrumental, piano, and vocal music to directors, teachers, and other professional musicians. Pepper also provides music for state contests and music festivals, as well as music accessories and various music software products. In addition, it offers music library services via new music subscriptions. Pepper also provides products and services through its stores and online.