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 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 […]

Sixth grade Sibelius students partner with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

It’s always a thrill to hear about Sibelius being used by young musicians starting out in composition, so it was a delight to receive an email from Walt Boyer, specialist music teacher at Atwater Elementary School in Shorewood, Wisconsin, about his school’s involvement in Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra‘s Arts in Community Education programme, which this year […]