Sibelius “has a positive impact on exam results”

Today’s Independent newspaper here in the UK has an article on the positive impact technology has had on music teaching. It talks about a variety of music software, but Sibelius gets a great endorsement: Crawshaw students also use the near-ubiquitous Sibelius notation software package, which [music teacher Adrian] Knowles says has had a positive impact […]

Links for 2009-05-12

Avid 2009 Customer Reel on Vimeo Avid have released a great customer reel that highlights all of the amazing media that Avid software and hardware is being used for. It's pretty incredible and looks great in HD on Vimeo! (tags: avid video customer reel) Toward More Effective (and Efficient) Cuing :: Film Music Magazine Another […]

Interview with composer and pianist Kevin Kern

MusicNotes.com has this weekend published an interview with Kevin Kern, the pianist and composer, who was kind enough to send me a copy of his latest CD, Endless Blue Sky, a couple of months ago. I very much enjoyed listening to the album, which features Kevin playing songs of his own creation. Kevin is blind, […]

Check out the new SibeliusMusic.com

After many months of hard work by my colleagues Dan Atrill, Richard Payne and John Barron, the redesigned SibeliusMusic.com has gone live today. SibeliusMusic.com is the community site for Sibelius users to share their compositions online using the free Scorch web browser plug-in (which works in all popular browsers on Windows and Mac). Users can […]

It was 10 years ago today…

…that Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. No, sorry, wrong lyric. Today is the tenth anniversary of my first day at Sibelius. I remember it well: having arrived at the office bright and early, my first duty was to build my own desk, and then get on with setting up my new PC, a […]

Ontario students compose Shakespeare score with Sibelius

The Owen Sound Sun Times ran a story yesterday about the spring play being staged by one of the local high schools, St. Mary’s. The school is staging William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a production that director and drama teacher Jody Addley says has been “student-driven.“ The music for the show has been […]