Gracenotes Archive

Welcome to the Gracenotes Archive of monthly Sibelius USA newsletter to Sibelius enthusiasts in the North and South Americas. Gracenotes is meant to help you keep informed about upcoming events, training, updates and other news items concerning Sibelius, our products and the people using them.

May-June 2006 Featured Sibelius Users: The Making of An American Idol: On Stage and On Tour, Sibelius Helps Dreams Come True (Fast) • Sibelius Hints & Tips: Separating Two Instruments on One Staff in the Score While Maintaining Dynamic Parts; Names and Bar Numbers; Two Transposition Tricks • Upcoming Training, Tradeshows and Events
March-April 2006 Sibelius in the Classroom: Sibelius Joins the Fight to Save Music Education with • Sibelius Product News: Sibelius and In the Chair Team Up to Create Next-Generation Learning Environment for Music Students • Featured Sibelius Users: Sensing Music: Sibelius Opens Up a New World for Pianist Kevin Kern; Sibelius Is Part Of The Big Picture For Disney’s Booker White; SF Bay Area Latin Music Scene Fueled by Sibelius charts; • Upcoming Training, Shows and Events
February 2006 Sibelius in the Classroom: Groovy Music Shapes is released, designed for elementary school children, ages 5-11 • Sibelius Product News: Sibelius 4 & Musition score first & third places in The Music & Sound Retailer magazine's Instructional Software Top Ten • Featured Sibelius Users: Peter Martin, jazz pianist and arranger on Grammy® Award-winning film score for Good Night, and Good Luck; “America’s greatest living composer” Steve Reich's birthday triggers global celebration
January 2006 Sibelius in the Classroom: Sibelius Unlocks the Keys to Music Mastery at High-Powered School District • Sibelius Products News: Sibelius Sounds - a range of high-quality collections of sound samples for Sibelius • Featured Sibelius Users: Harry Gregson–Williams, multi-award winning composer of the score for the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; Sibelius helps bring Harry Potter to the screen & news of Sibelius users nominated in the 2006 Grammy Awards
December 2005 Sibelius in the Classroom: Sibelius helps write the future of music education at Queensborough Community College; Sibelius training rolled out for music teachers at US military bases around the world • Featured Sibelius Users: Sibelius hosts hands-on clinics at the IAJE 2006 Conference with Gil Goldstein, Bob Mintzer, Dennis Wilson & David O'Rourke; Renowned composer Stephen Cohn counts Sibelius among his essential tools
November 2005 Sibelius in the Classroom: Sibelius is a Key Element of Award-Winning Cultural Arts Program; December is a BIG month for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest; The Vermont Midi Project Holds Opus 12 Concert • Featured Sibelius Users: Jazz Legend Phil Woods Keeps Current With Sibelius; Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman Release Song X Twentieth Anniversary CD; Mayor of Maui Proclaims November 18th Henry Allen Day • See what's new in Photoscore 4 • Sibelius Training with Ernie Jackson
October 2005 Sibelius in the Classroom: Pilot composition program at Bellevue (Wash.); Drum Corps music director & teacher Wayne Downey discusses his use of Sibelius in composing & arranging • Featured Sibelius Users: Conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas, A-List sax man Ron Blake and New York bassist David Finck • Plus, hanging out with Pat Metheny & Phil Woods
September 2005 Sibelius in the Classroom: State-of-the-art music lab at Grayson High School • What's New in Sibelius 4: Worksheet Creator • Jazz arranger and instrumentalist Gil Goldstein and trumpet virtuoso Chris Botti • New Sibelius products: Garritan Personal Orchestra Sibelius Edition and the Sibelius Rock and Pop Collection
August 2005 • Writing for video with Sibelius 4 • Ben Finn hosts webcast seminar • Featured Sibelius Users: jazz-rock guitarist Larry Coryell and drummer/educator Carl Allen • News of Michael Brecker's medical condition and how to help • Lots of new Sibelius 4 tips and much more
July 2005 • Sibelius 4 is launched • First of 4 articles on its major new features by product manager, Daniel Spreadbury • Sibelius in the Classroom: Kyle Athayde Quintet, recently voted top high school instrumental group by DownBeat magazine • Featured Sibelius Users: composer, vocalist, director and choreographer Meredith Monk - and lots more!
June 2005 * Sibelius in the Classroom: two ground-breaking music programs • Featured Sibelius Users: pianist Mei-Ting Sun and saxophonist Bill Evans • New piano curriculum • Sibelius Hints & Tips and training sessions
May 2005 Sibelius in the Classroom: Watertown High, Wisconsin's Soundscapes project • The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) • The Amistad Academy for "poverty-level or below" music students • Tribute to jazz bassist Percy Heath • More on SFJAZZ with John Santos & Michael Brecker
April 2005 • Berklee College of Music promotes use of Sibelius Educational Suite • Stage, screen & film composers, Douglas J. Cuomo and Darren Wilsey on using Sibelius • Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall
February 2005 • Scorch provides sheet music for The World's Largest Concert • Sibelius features at the San Francisco Jazz Festival with arranger Gil Goldstein and saxophonist Joshua Redman • Sibelius 3 available in French & Spanish
January 2005 • On tour with the John Lennon Educational Tour bus • More on jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's new album • Orchestrator Kevin Kliesch on scoring for film • Guitarist Adrian Legg plays for G7 at NAMM 2005 • Technical tips, training dates and much more...
December 2004 • Musical distance learning in Vermont • Featured Sibelius users: Simpsons composer Alf Clausen, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Buster Williams • Hints & Tips section for Sibelius and G7
October 2004 • Young students at the Colorado Suzuki Institute learn music theory • Featured Sibelius users: Bebop giant Phil Woods and film composer Bruce Broughton • Hints & Tips section, now expanded to include G7
August 2004 Sibelius in the classroom: 4 grade students compose for a string and woodwind quintet • Featured Sibelius users: includes jazz heavyweight & Sibelius user, Bob Mintzer
July 2004 • 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Paul Moravec • Regular Sibelius Hints & Tips area launched

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