- New and updated plug-ins, part 1
- Setting up Vienna Ensemble Pro 5 with Sibelius 7
- 2 new plug-ins: Retract Line Ends and Replace Symbol
- Joseph Trapanese scores “Oblivion” in Sibelius
- Scorch updated for compatibility with Chrome for Windows
- Read the friendly manual
- Making 2-up PDFs in Sibelius 7
- 5 plug-ins to help with proof-reading
- New plug-in: Rhythm Paste
- New plug-in: Add Interval
Sibelius used at 93% of Top 100 UK state schools for GCSE and A-Level results in 2006
Leading schools equipped with multi-user licences of the music notation package
Sibelius music notation software is used in 93% of the top 100 state schools for GCSE results, and in 94% of the top 100 state schools for A-Levels, according to 2006 figures published by the official UK examination boards. On average, each of these schools uses 20 copies of the software to support teachers and enable students to learn, compose and perform music from age 11 onwards (the start of Key Stage 3).
Sibelius is now used to teach music at over 65% of secondary schools in the UK. In addition, Sibelius provides a range of music software for primary schools called Groovy Music. This product range is rapidly gaining adoption across the UK, and links seamlessly with Sibelius’s secondary school products.
“Sibelius is central to composition at both GCSE and A-Level,” says Kieron Howe, Head of Music at Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet, which came eighth in the country for A-Level results. “It enables students to produce professional scores and parts, and hear and record in a much more vivid sound world. This is great for public exams, but also for enhancing pupils' enjoyment and understanding of music, which continues long after the exams have finished.”
Latymer School in North London came third in the country for GCSE results. Jim Harrison, Head of Music at the school, says: “Sibelius underpins most of the composition work we do in the department. We have 20 copies in the music department and it has helped the students produce some amazingly professional results.”
“We are delighted for our schools who have made it into the top 100, and for all the others who have had a terrific year for exam results,” says Jeremy Silver, MD of Sibelius Software. “We take great care in helping schools teach music with our software, and it’s great to see that this hard work is helping students across the UK to achieve these fantastic results.”
As well as being the choice of UK schools, Sibelius is the preferred notation package for the music professional. World-famous composers such as Steve Reich and Michael Nyman, plus recording artists like Bjork and Jamie Cullum, are all avid users of the program. Sibelius has been used to compose the music for hit films including Pride & Prejudice, The Incredibles and Shrek 2.
- Sibelius is the world’s market leader in music notation software.
- Sibelius was founded in 1993 by Ben and Jonathan Finn to sell music notation software for the Acorn computer. The Sibelius notation software was released for Windows and Mac in 1998/99.
- Since then the Sibelius Group has developed 20 additional music products for the professional, educational and home user, ranging from Internet publishing to guitar software.
- Sibelius has customers in over 100 countries.
- Sibelius is used in 60% of schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
- Sibelius is endorsed by the Royal Academy of Music and is used by all the major music academies and colleges: the Royal College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Juilliard School, Berklee School of Music, the Sibelius Academy in Finland, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
- The world’s leading music publishers including Music Sales, Hal Leonard and Yamaha use Sibelius
- Sibelius was recently awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation.
Sibelius is headquartered in London, UK, with a US subsidiary, Sibelius USA Inc., in California and an Australian subsidiary, Sibelius Australia Pty Ltd, in Adelaide.