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J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is pleased to announce the integration of its Cut Time online group management platform with MusicFirst, the learning management system from Music Sales Corporation. With the integration of these two online platforms, music teachers can now move seamlessly between the Cut Time and MusicFirst to accomplish tasks.

Together, these systems allow music directors to bring Cut Time’s powerful communication tools to bear with the advanced assignment, practice and assessment engine of MusicFirst. The goal is for teachers, students and parents to be more connected and informed throughout a student’s musical journey.

MusicFirst® offers music teachers and students easy-to-use, affordable cloud-based software and a powerful online classroom that enables music learning, creation, assessment, sharing, and exploration on any device at anytime, anywhere.

Cut Time® provides a modern suite of tools that not only assists directors with their work, but also extends meaningful benefits to students, parents and music booster groups who are positively impacted by improved communication throughout their music program.

According to Kathy Fernandes, Chief Marketing Officer of J.W. Pepper, “Pepper and Music Sales Corp. share the common goal of delivering solutions to music teachers that respect and support the important role teachers play in guiding the curricula.” Further, “Our platforms enable delivery of and communication around critical aspects of music programs, helping teachers be successful in meeting the needs and expectations of their schools.”

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About J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.  Founded in 1876, J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is the largest sheet music retailer in the world. We celebrate over 140 years of customer service and devotion to music and music education. In addition to providing music accessories, various music software products, and music for state contests and music festivals, Pepper also offers choral, band, orchestra, church, classroom, instrumental, piano, and vocal music to directors, teachers, and other professional musicians around the world. The company provides its products and services through its 12 stores across the U.S. and online.

About Music Sales Corporation.  Established in 2012, MusicFirst is the Digital Education Division of the Music Sales Corporation. The Music Sales Corporation was founded in 1935 by the Wise family, chiefly producing classical and tutorial material. Today the US company is a major copyright holder in both popular and classical music. Located in the heart of New York City, this office houses a multi-faceted group of executive, administrative, editorial and production staff. The extensive copyright and licensing department manages the ever-growing Music Sales catalogue. Also based here are the promotion and publication departments of the vast G Schirmer/AMP music catalogue with its many eminent composers that include John Adams, Samuel Barber, Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, Tan Dun and Gian Carlo Menotti. To learn more about the Music Sales Group, visit