Vancouver Symphony Orchestra reads student’s Sibelius score

Young composer Jared Richardson was profiled this past weekend in the Times Colonist newspaper in Canada. Having only started composing a couple of years ago, this 17-year-old high school student has had a piece read by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at a free public performance this past Monday. The piece, Riders of the West, was […]

How Sibelius can help musicians with dyslexia

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of running a break-out session at the British Dyslexia Association’s first Music Conference, which was held at the Royal Academy of Music. I was invited to speak about how Sibelius could be used by musicians with dyslexia, and over the course of a lively session we discussed a number […]

MusicEdMagic.com says Sibelius Student “is an excellent value”

Educator and blogger Chad Criswell, whose site is MusicEdMagic.com, has posted a review of the new version of Sibelius Student, and says: Sibelius Student has greatly improved its utility as an educational tool for both classroom and home use. He concludes: Sibelius Student is an excellent value and provides an excellent set of included features […]

Howard Goodall’s advice for young composers

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the award ceremony for the Sibelius Student Composer of the Year 2008 competition, at the Royal Academy of Music in London. All of the runners-up and winners (bar one) in each of the three categories (Jazz, Film, Classical/Contemporary) in the two age groups (11-16 and 17-18) attended, […]