Sibelius online and in-person training courses by Mike Klinger, summer 2013

Mike Klinger in his Washington State studio

Registration is now open for an online Sibelius training course that starts on June 17, 2013. Mike Klinger, the instructor of the course, has been teaching music technology and helping educators and institutions make the most of music technology for more than 40 years.

The course duration is 10 weeks and runs through August 23, but you can set your own pace if you want to move along more quickly. The course curriculum includes:

  • Learn basic step-time inputting techniques using the mouse and midi keyboard
  • Learn basic real-time inputting techniques using the midi keyboard
  • Learn basic lyric and chord entry techniques
  • Transpose, assign instrumentation, mix volumes, panning and other controllers
  • Input a simple lead sheet, piano piece, multi-voiced piece (chorale), and small score
  • Extract the parts of a score and printout score and parts
  • Understand the techniques involved of importing and editing MIDI files
  • Learn how Sibelius interprets and recognizes scanned images and then edit as needed
  • Learn advanced page layout techniques and “house styles”
  • Learn advanced scoring techniques
  • Learn how to write and properly notate percussion parts.
  • Writing examples as EPS files to be imported into a word processor
  • Save your work as Audio and burn to CD
  • Understand how sound libraries work
  • Understand Ideas mode concept
  • Learn how to write music to video

The course tuition is $249 USD. Optional college graduate-level credit is also available.

Mike Klinger’s retreat in Carson, WA

Mike is also offering an in-person, four-day workshop from August 6-9, 2013 at his music technology retreat center in Carson, Washington. Registration is limited to 11 students. Here is the course description:

Designed for both beginner and intermediate users or older Sibelius users wishing to learn the new Sibelius 7 version. Learn the basics of inputting music using mouse or a midi keyboard in both step time and real-time modes. Simple in-class assignments will teach you how to: input a simple lead sheet with chords and lyrics, input a simple 4-part score and transpose and extract the parts, learn how to scan in music, import midi files, design worksheets and tests, saving as audio, “live tempo”, magnetic layout, working with sound libraries, working with the new Ideas hub, advanced page layout techniques and much more.

Visit the site for more information about the workshop and for registration and pricing details.

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