Abbey Road anthem competition open for entries

To celebrate the 80th birthday of the world-famous studios in London, Abbey Road is staging a competition to find the next great choral anthem. Up to ten composers will have their original works recorded in Studio One, under the direction of Eric Whitacre, one of the world’s most popular contemporary choral composers. The competition will […]

Sibelius sponsors search for music teacher of the year

For the past several years Avid, and before that Sibelius Software, have been privileged to sponsor Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year competition, which seeks to recognise six of the most inspirational music teachers in the UK’s schools. There are categories for primary, secondary, special needs, peripatetic and newly-qualified teachers. This year’s winners will […]

LCO New showcases student composers this week in London

LCO New: Explore ‘Inspired by Architecture’ is a composition scheme run by London Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with the East Festival (@eastfestival on Twitter) and Queen Mary University of London. Following a Study Day for music students in November 2009, which featured talks from prominent architects and composers – a video from which is embedded above, […]

Sibelius reseller is one of UK’s top entrepeneurs

DS Music is one of the UK’s biggest Sibelius resellers, and its Managing Director, Jon Petrie, has been shortlisted for the Shell Live Wire Young Entrepeneur of the Year 2009, a highly sought-after award that recognises the best young businessmen and businesswomen under 30 years of age. To have got to this stage in the […]

Walt Ribeiro’s Sibelius 6 YouTube giveaway

Avid has partnered with Walt Ribeiro, the Internet’s music teacher (so I’m told), to give away a few copies of Sibelius 6 via YouTube. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Sibelius 6 is leave as many comments as you like on this video. Walt will […]