MakeMusic, Inc. announced today the addition of the 1,000th concert band title to their continually expanding SmartMusic repertoire library. In addition to concert band titles, this library cumulatively includes 89 jazz ensemble titles and 168 orchestra titles, and covers all levels of difficulty, from beginning to advanced. Each of the 1,257 titles provides an audio recording of professional musicians and pre-approved assignments that educators can easily assign to their students via SmartMusic Impact. Since the beginning of 2008, MakeMusic has released an average of more than 70 new titles each month.
Originally known for its vast repertoire library of solo accompaniments, the concert band, jazz band, and orchestra titles expand the market for SmartMusic as they allow music educators and their students to prepare for band and orchestra concerts as well as solo recitals and regional and state contests. Audio recordings let students hear the style and drama of the music and how their parts fit into the piece. The educator-authored, predefined assignments provide music teachers with a turnkey solution to help prepare for the next concert and a means to document student achievement.
“We are very pleased to have reached this important milestone as we enter the back-to-school season,” stated Ron Raup, MakeMusic’s co-CEO. “In order for educators to make the best use of SmartMusic in their classrooms, we need to ensure that we provide the literature they want to rehearse and perform. We believe that these first 1,000 concert band titles represent an excellent foundation in covering popularly performed pieces, and will contribute to more educators integrating SmartMusic into their curriculum. Moving forward we expect to continue to complement our library of concert band titles as we increase our focus in building a more persuasive library for orchestra.”
About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusic(R), Inc., a Minnesota corporation, is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to enhance and transform the experience of making, teaching, learning, and performing music. For 20 years, Finale(R) has been the industry standard in music notation software. It has transformed the process by which composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students, and publishers create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. Additionally, MakeMusic is the creator of SmartMusic(R), the complete practice tool for band, orchestra, and choir and SmartMusic Impact(TM), a web-based grade book that makes it easy to manage, grade, and document assignments for every student. Further information about the company can be found at http://www.makemusic.com .
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