New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Minneapolis 2016

Sponsored by J.W. Pepper

July 20 - 21, 2016

Wooddale Church - Eden Prairie Campus
6630 Shady Oak Rd
Eden Prairie, MN   55344

Wednesday July 20 – School Choral Reading Session with Tim Seelig

School Choral Full Day (includes lunch) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, $40/$50

DESCRIPTION: Join nationally renowned conductor and author Tim Seelig as he leads a multi-publisher reading session and workshop featuring new music for middle school and high school choirs.  Find motivation to plan now for the entire performance year! Whether you are a new professional or an experienced educator, this workshop will add innovative selections to your programming and save you hours of research!

Wednesday evening July 20 – Adult Sacred Choral Reading Session with Molly Ijames

Church Choral  6:30pm – 9:30pm, $20/30

DESCRIPTION: Nationally celebrated composer and clinician Molly Ijames guides you through the most inspiring new music for adult choir, including seasonal, general and special-occasion anthems.  Plan and prepare for your entire church year! In addition, come early to attend one of our free special interest sessions for sacred music ministry.

Church – Special Adult Interest Session 5:00pm – 6:15 pm, no charge

Sacred Children’s Choir Session 5:00pm – 6:15pm, no charge


Thursday July 21 – Elementary Reading Session and Workshop with Joan Eckroth-Riley

Elementary Reading Session & Workshop 9:00am – 4:00pm, $40/$50                

DESCRIPTION: Join nationally recognized music educator and author Joan Eckroth-Riley, as she shares the latest exciting resources for the music classroom. Included are new musicals, song collections, games, activities, and elementary choral octavos. Energize your music program for the entire year!

VanderCook College of Music is offering an hour of graduate-level academic credit for eligible participants. To earn credit, a student must: 1) Attend the Elementary/Classroom New Music Workshops, AND the Middle School/High School New Choral Music Workshop, for a total of 12.5 class hours. 2) Complete the assigned project -- more information is available at the workshop or from VanderCook College. Additionally, each student is encouraged to keep a journal documenting the sessions he or she has attended. 

Registration for credit must be postmarked no later than August 19, 2016. Full tuition must be enclosed with registration. Please send your registration form directly to VanderCook.

Click HERE for more information and details.


Click to Register for Summer MECA Courses

New Sounds of J.W. Pepper Minneapolis

1 graduate credit
Coordinator: Patrick Benson
1 credit = $320
Tuition is due in full with registration. 
Click HERE to download the 2016 J.W. Pepper Summer Sound Sampler Minneapolis Registration Form.
Click HERE to download the 2016 J.W. Pepper Summer Sound Sampler Minneapolis Information Sheet.
Click HERE to download the 2016 J.W. Pepper Summer Sound Sampler Minneapolis Assignment.



VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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