Cengage’s Mastering Sibelius 6 book now available

Cengage have just published a new book about Sibelius, called Mastering Sibelius 6. Based on Marc Schonbrun’s book Mastering Sibelius 5, Gabriel Cobas has revised and expanded upon the original author’s work to bring the book fully up-to-date with all of the new features and changes introduced in the latest version of the world’s best-selling […]

Celebrating young musicians at the Schools Prom

Last night I had the privilege of attending the first of this year’s three Music For Youth Schools Prom concerts. Every November, more than 3,000 young musicians from schools around the United Kingdom come together to put on a series of three concerts showcasing the remarkable breadth and depth of music making that goes on […]

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 […]

Sibelius and Auralia help Bensalem students learn music

Yesterday’s Bucks County Courier Times newspaper carried a story about Bensalem High School, which has recently installed a new lab full of iMac computers running Sibelius, Auralia and Garageband. Teacher Mike Zimmerman is running a music technology class for the school’s students. The article says: “Primarily, for music technology, we used GarageBand, Sibelius and some […]