July 23, 2014 - In honor of their many years in partnership with the organization, the Washington ACDA presented Wendy McKee and Kathy Rasmussen in conjunction with J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. with the 2014 Spiritus Award. The presentation took place in the Kilworth Chapel at the University of Puget Sound and was followed by a barbecue on the lawn.
"We are so proud of Wendy and Kathy and the entire Kent, WA store, including Marenka and Sandee," said Dave Buckeyne, Vice President of Regional Marketing. "Wendy and Kathy were able to put in extra effort with their 32 year collective experience to better service ACDA and the entire North West territory. Wendy has a vast background in voice and is a great singer herself, so she can better service the great people of ACDA."
The Spiritus Award is given to honor an individual, business, or organization who/which has made a significant contribution to the art of choral music in Washington State. For years, J.W. Pepper has provided materials for ACDA's yearly Summer Institute, as well as many workshops and reading sessions across the Northwest.
Founded in 1876, J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is the largest sheet music retailer in the United States. 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.