Sibelius 6.0.3 for Mac provides Snow Leopard compatibility

We are pleased to announce the availability of a free update for Sibelius 6 users that provides compatibility with the newly-released Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. This is a compatibility release only: it does not provide any improvements other than fixing a small number of compatibility problems with running Sibelius on Snow Leopard. There […]

Classroom Music sends Sibelius 6 to the top of the class

The Autumn Term issue of Classroom Music magazine — which provides specialist secondary music teachers with resources, schemes of work and advice on classroom issues and professional development — features a review of Sibelius 6, and reviewer Tony Cliff sends the new version right to the top of the class, awarding it a perfect score […]

Westport, CT students excited by Sibelius

As a new school year begins in much of the world, teachers and students alike will get the opportunity to start working with Sibelius in the classroom. The local press in Westport, Connecticut, the Westport News, has printed an article about the technology investment that has been made in local schools, including investment in Sibelius: […]

Sibelius and Ensemble Offspring nominated in Australian Classical Music Awards

Each year the Australian Music Centre hosts the Classical Music Awards, which aims to celebrate “Australia‚Äôs finest compositions, performances and outstanding achievements in contemporary classical music.” We’re delighted that Sibelius, along with our partner Ensemble Offspring, have been nominated in the Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in Education in recognition of the Sibelius Composer Awards […]

The story behind Sibelius 6: part 3

If you’ve not seen either of the previous posts in this series, they’re here and here. So let’s review our three chief goals for Sibelius 6: Make the software more useful for educators and students, particularly those using Sibelius in a networked classroom environment. Address some specific functional areas where competing products are perceived to […]

Reviewing the reviews, part 3

Continuing my occasional series of looking at the things people are saying about Sibelius 6, today I came across a blog post from composer Jennifer Jolley on her wonderfully-titled blog, Why compose when you can blog?, called 3-way Sibelius 6, in which she outlines three quick reasons why she loves the new version. The title, […]

Eric Whitacre writes with Sibelius 6, shares his experiences

American composer Eric Whitacre has thoroughly embraced social media and regularly engages in lively discussion with his many fans through his blog, Soaring Leap. He’s about to begin an experiment that will be very interesting to follow as it develops. Last year, Eric gave the following advice to emerging composers to avoid using notation software. […]