J.W. Pepper & Son, the premiere sheet music retailer in the world has announced their extensive summer music workshop and reading session line up for 2007 featuring events happening in 20 states. These events are targeted for music directors of elementary, junior high and high school level, and focus on new music publications for the new school and church year.
Attendees can choose from choral, band, orchestra and handbell music sessions. Headliner clinicians for the workshops include major composers of educational and church music, including: John Jacobson, Russell Robinson, Jospeh Martin, Cheryl Lavender, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Sally Albrecht, Audrey Snyder, Roger Emerson, Mac Huff, Kirby Shaw, Mark Brymer, Andy Beck, Rollo Dilworth, Pepper Choplin, John Purifoy, Mark Cabaniss, Lloyd Larson, Jeane Anne Shafferman, Phillip Keveren, Robert Sheldon, Larry Clark, Michael Sweeney and others.
With 15 locations throughout the country, events are held within driving distance from most areas. Events are being held in the following cities: CA: Camarillo, Norwalk, Long Beach, Santa Clara; DC: Washington; FL: Ft. Lauderdale; GA: Atlanta; IL: St. Charles, Oakbrook; IN: Indianapolis; KS: Overland Park; NH: Nashua; MI: Big Rapids; MN: Eden Prairie; MO: Kansas City; NC: Winston-Salem; MT: Billings; ND: Bismarck, Fargo; NE: Columbus; NY: Buffalo; PA: Philadelphia; TX: Palestine, San Antonio; WI: Milwaukee; WA: Birch Bay.
According to Kathy Fernandes, Vice President of Marketing, Pepper sponsors these live music events "to bring the best new music to our customers. Educators enjoy both the music and the camaraderie they experience in this type of community setting. Connecting with their peers and finding great new music is a real motivator to jump in to the upcoming school and church performance season." In addition, "our staff loves connecting with the directors each summer. We establish deep ties as their sheet music supplier over the years. Many of our customers have been doing business with us their entire career."
Registration is required for most music events. Interested music directors and educators can get more information on jwpepper.com/branch/events.jsp