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New Sounds of JW Pepper

MUSC 2000

The New Sounds of JW Pepper provides professional development through reading sessions and rehearsal technique sessions.  Participants will learn about new resources and strategies to implement the new materials into their current curriculum.


Students will:

  1. Read through new music;
  2. Learn methods of teaching the music;
  3. Learn rehearsal techniques specific to each piece;
  4. Gather materials new to the field of elementary, choral and/or band literature.

"What a great way to get ready for the school year. Excellent presenters."

"Found some wonderful new music for the school year."

"Terrific speakers who had lots of experience teaching and lots of good information to share."

"I enjoyed this class too much! Learning shouldn't be this much fun!"

"The clinicans were all excellent. They all took us through a large amount of music, gave us helpful information on how to conduct the pieces and how to present the messages being conveyed by the composers. We were given excellent suggestions on warmups to do with our choirs."