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Sibelius Wins Two Worlddidac Awards
International awards recognise innovation and educational value of Sibelius 4 and Groovy Music software products
Dr. Peter A. Gloor, Chairman of the Jury of the Worlddidac Award, presents the awards to Sibelius Sales Manager, Justin Baron
Sibelius Software, the leader in music notation software, has won two Worlddidac Awards for the innovation and educational value of its products. Both Sibelius 4, the latest version of their flagship notation program, and Groovy Music, a dedicated music program for schoolchildren aged 5-11, were awarded prizes.
The Worlddidac Awards recognise the pedagogical value of products from right across the world. It is fast-becoming the most renowned international prize in the education sector, with a judging panel made up of respected education associations across Europe and beyond. The 2006 ceremony was held on October 24 in Basel, Switzerland.
The judging criteria include overall quality, pedagogic value, ease of use, aesthetics, handbook quality, degree of realism in software, multi-functionality, adaptability, design innovation, pedagogical innovation, technological innovation, degree of interactivity and performance/cost ratio.
“We are delighted to win two Worlddidac awards.” Says Jeremy Silver, MD of Sibelius Software. “These awards are unique because of their international perspective and focus on learning value. And the judging panel is made up from the most respected education associations from a whole range of countries.”
Sibelius 4 is the world’s best-selling music notation software and is used by over 100,000 people across the globe, including composers, educators, students and arrangers. Version 4 adds groundbreaking functionality for creating instrumental parts, composing for video, producing beautiful printed music and seamlessly transferring music and lyrics to and from Microsoft Word.
Groovy Music is a series of three programs for schoolchildren age 5-11 that were created using Sibelius's deep understanding of music education. Groovy Music makes teaching music to 5-11 year-olds easy and fun and is fast becoming the No.1 choice for primary/elementary schools.
- 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.