Part Predominant Recordings opened in 1995,
the brain child of my dad, Morris Pedersen,
director of choirs for nearly 40 years, most recently retired Director of Choral Music and Activities and Chair of the Arts and Humanities Division at Pierce College in Tacoma WA, where he taught since 1973.
From semester to semester, his choirs consisted of 40-60 non-auditioned singers ranging in age from 15-80. With limited rehearsal time, it was difficult for some of the singers to learn the chosen repertoire. As a result, my dad began to make his own rehearsal tapes, so his choir could become more familiar with their music away from class. This was a difficult and time consuming task.
After several years of making home-made recordings, he came to me and a colleague with his idea to start a company that would make professional rehearsal recordings to assist conductors like him in the process of helping singers to study and memorize their music faster and easier. As professional vocalists and music producers with a background in choral music, we were familiar with the professional studio process and had access to professional recording equipment.
Since 1995, Part Predominant Recordings has added 13 masterworks to our library, hundreds of octavos and anthems and have produced rehearsal recordings for honor choirs in 5 states. All of our recordings are custom made with our own professional choir featuring an incredible accompanist and talented, professional singers with extensive resumes, experienced in the art of choral music, all of whom we consider family and some who actually are!
We are committed to promoting excellence in the choral world. We continue to add high quality recordings to our library throughout the year and hope you and your choir will benefit from and enjoy using our recordings!
Jennifer Lind Ivester, Owner
Part Predominant Recordings