Creating music flashcards with Sibelius

Katie Wardrobe (@katiesw1 on Twitter) is a wonderful educator and a music technology expert based in Australia. She worked for Sibelius for a while, before striking out on her own as a music technology consultant through her business Midnight Music. Now she has started a new blog, Music Tech Tips, and she promises to add […]

Sibelius 6.1 update now available

I’m delighted to announce that a free update to Sibelius 6.1 is now available, and existing Sibelius 6 users can update to the latest version to get a number of important improvements and fixes. Sibelius 6.1 also marks the release of the localized versions of Sibelius 6 in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese, with their […]

Learning more advanced cut-away score techniques

This tutorial was contributed by composer, teacher and choral director Peter McAleer. If you would like to contribute a tutorial for the benefit of Sibelius users around the world, please get in touch. This tutorial builds on some of the techniques first introduced in Creating cut-away or scrapbook scores and addresses some problems with scores containing […]

Sibelius and Virtual Drumline masterclass in Katy, TX

If you happen to be located in the Houston area, you may be interested to know that expert Sibelius and Tapspace Virtual Drumline user Bryan Harmsen of Visaudio Designs will be holding a masterclass in the Seven Lakes High School Band Room in Katy, TX on Wednesday 7 October at 7pm. The class costs just […]

Fun with nested tuplets

Sibelius user Kyle Gann is, in his own words, a “composer, musicologist, writer, educator”, which means that he must always be very busy! On his ArtsJournal blog, PostClassic, he writes engagingly about a variety of contemporary music topics — and, every once in a while, about Sibelius. In his post The Things You Can Steal […]

Transformations plug-ins in Sibelius 6 help develop ideas

Sibelius 6 is so chock-full of new features that it’s easy for some to be overlooked (hence my little things series), but thanks to my pal, the lovely and talented James Humberstone, some more hidden gems are coming to light. Together with James and plug-in developer extraordinaire Bob Zawalich, we added a suite of plug-ins to […]

Plucked from Nowhere competition winner announced

Back in July I posted about an exciting composition competition entitled Plucked from Nowhere. To win, entrants had to write a compelling new work for harp and chamber orchestra. Today, I was contacted by competition organiser Geoffrey Alvarez with the news that the competition’s esteemed jury — including composers Paul Patterson and Roxana Panufnik, as […]