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MOLA 2016 Conference report, day 2

by Philip Rothman on May 15, 2016 · 9 comments

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Today’s MOLA sessions featured Steinberg product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury demonstrating the company’s new scoring application to assembled audience members, my Finale and StaffPad presentations, and much more.

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MOLA 2016 Conference report, day 1

by Philip Rothman on May 14, 2016 · 7 comments

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A report from the first day of activities at the 34th annual MOLA Conference in Helsinki, with presentations on music notation and an update on tomorrow’s Steinberg product demonstration.

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The 34th annual Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland from May 13-16, 2016. I’ll be presenting sessions on Sibelius (the software, that is), Finale, and StaffPad, and Daniel Spreadbury will be giving a keynote presentation on the new Steinberg scoring software.

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2015: A year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 31, 2015 · 1 comment

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Whether it’s your first time reading these posts or you’re coming back for seconds, here are many of the posts from the past year, from industry news and interviews, to tips and tutorials in the field of music notation software and related technology.

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Delving into the process of producing new versions of both the suite and a complete ballet of Aaron Copland’s masterpiece Appalachian Spring, using Sibelius and the Norfolk fonts.

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Summer reading list, Sibelius blog style

by Philip Rothman on July 3, 2015 · 0 comments

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We’re heading to the beach for a few days. If you’re doing the same, or just taking it easy on your porch, bring along this summer reading list to get up to speed on the year’s news to date.

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An extensive chat with the SoundNotion team about music notation news, and reflections on presentations at the NYU/ASCAP film scoring workshop and the MOLA annual conference.

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Not necessarily music-related, but if you’re interested in my new favorite tool to transcribe speech — along with a sneak preview of an upcoming interview on the blog — read on.

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2014: A year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 22, 2014 · 5 comments

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In case you missed any blog posts this year, or want to refresh your memory as you sip egg nog, here are some of the most interesting posts from 2014.

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Road report: Copland 3 in The Big Easy

by Philip Rothman on November 18, 2014 · 6 comments

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A brief diary of a recent trip to New Orleans to hear the first notes of a new edition of Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony.

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