Jazz 100: Centennial Birthdays
The year 1917 was monumental in jazz history, but not just because it was the year of the first official jazz recording. Some of the most famous names in jazz were born that same year. To celebrate their centennials, Pepper is featuring a few of the most iconic songs from these jazz legends.
Choosing Orchestra Music
It’s always great to have a balanced group, but sometimes there is a section that really stands out. We all know that the first violins usually get the best parts in terms of challenging material, but what do you do when you have other sections that are just as strong?
It's time to celebrate music in our schools!
What started as a single day of music advocacy by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) back in March of 1973 has grown into a month of celebration and advocacy for music in our schools. Our tireless efforts to promote the importance of music education has been joined by the other arts, and March is now recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as “Arts in Our Schools Month.”