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: […]

Students start music publishing business using Sibelius

A group of students in the Music Business programme at Indiana State University have started a music publishing business to publish a teaching method for five-string banjo by Louie Popejoy, a well-known local musician. They’ve been using Sibelius to create the notation for the book, and were profiled by the local newspaper, the Tribune Star. […]

Learn Sibelius online at BerkleeMusic.com

Summer term at BerkleeMusic.com, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, begins on June 29th, and Tom Rudolph‘s course, Music Notation Using Sibelius, will be running as usual. There’s still time to enrol if you’re interested in learning about Sibelius through Berklee’s online course system. You can get an idea of how […]

Learn Sibelius 6 in one hour

My friend and former colleague James Humberstone is a teacher at MLC School in Sydney. Among his many achievements in the decade he worked at Sibelius (he provided the UK voice over in Groovy Music City, fact fans!) was setting up the Sibelius Training Partners programme in Australia. There are now dozens of registered STPs […]

Using instrument changes, noteheads and layout tricks in Sibelius

Peter Kirn’s excellent blog, Create Digital Music, regularly covers Sibelius and other notation software. Peter was recently asked to speak about his use of Sibelius at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and put together a detailed tutorial that brings together a number of important tips and tricks for producing advanced layouts with […]

Sibelius “has a positive impact on exam results”

Today’s Independent newspaper here in the UK has an article on the positive impact technology has had on music teaching. It talks about a variety of music software, but Sibelius gets a great endorsement: Crawshaw students also use the near-ubiquitous Sibelius notation software package, which [music teacher Adrian] Knowles says has had a positive impact […]

Ontario students compose Shakespeare score with Sibelius

The Owen Sound Sun Times ran a story yesterday about the spring play being staged by one of the local high schools, St. Mary’s. The school is staging William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a production that director and drama teacher Jody Addley says has been “student-driven.“ The music for the show has been […]

Good morning, MTEC09!

This week, my colleagues in Australia are holding the first ever Music Technology in Education Conference, MTEC09. This is the first event of its kind in Australia, and is being attended by more than 200 delegates in Melbourne. From the conference web site: mtec09 is an engaging 3-day national conference in Melbourne, Australia, showcasing current […]