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Technology

  • Music Collaboration for an Engaged Classroom

    SBO Staff | January 15, 2023The return to the classroom hasn’t meant a return to the pre-COVID world. The digital tools that facilitated remote teaching haven’t gone away with the return to the classroom; indeed, the best of them are proving to be a real resource that fits the expectations of teachers and students alike. In many ways, this trend […] Read More...
  • Create, Perform, Respond, and Connect with SoundCheck

    John Mlynczak | January 15, 2023The largest library of performance assessment and composition materials designed to engage students at all levels.  Performance assessment technology should be less about assessment and more about student engagement. Hal Leonard’s SoundCheck, powered by MatchMySound, engages students by offering a library of over 83,000 titles with a mix of band, orchestra, and choir repertoire as […] Read More...
  • Avid Unveils Sibelius Mobile App Placing Powerful Notation Tools at Music Creators’ Fingertips Everywhere They Go

    SBO Staff | July 29, 2021Sibelius users gain new mobile workflows with iPad app to compose anywhere Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the release of the Sibelius® for mobile iOS app, extending professional music notation workflows to iPad for the tens of thousands of composers, orchestrators and arrangers who have Sibelius subscriptions. Available immediately for download, Sibelius for mobile lets […] Read More...
  • Steinberg Introduces Dorico for iPad

    SBO Staff | July 28, 2021Steinberg’s next-generation music notation software, Dorico, is now available for the iPad for free, marking the beginning of its next great evolutionary leap. Steinberg today announces the immediate availability of the latest product in its family of music notation, composition and publishing software, Dorico for iPad, which can be downloaded now from the App Store, […] Read More...
  • JackTrip Foundation’s Push for Realtime Online Performance

    SBO Staff | November 30, 2020A look at the JackTrip Foundation's plans to solve the remote group preformance problem for music educators and musicians. Read More...
  • JamKazam Just May Save Ensembles in a Virtual Teaching World By Mike Lawson

    SBO Staff | October 21, 2020JamKazam founder David Wilson was a band kid growing up. Read More...
  • Chromebooks in the Middle School Chorus Classroom

    SBO Staff | March 17, 2016What I’ve learned and how I’m using the Google system with my middle school choir students. Read More...
  • Technology: Creation is Key

    SBO Staff | February 15, 2016Using technology to help students understand the process and passion of making music. Read More...
  • Technology: Choral Software

    SBO Staff | October 24, 2013Software for the Choral Classroom. Read More...
  • The ALIVE Project and You

    SBO Staff | March 22, 2011While giving a presentation in Stockholm for the Swedish chapter of the Percussive Arts Society’s Day of Percussion in 2004, Allan Molnar stated, “Back in the 1980s, musicians began taking computers to gigs so they could replace live musicians with MIDI instruments. Now musicians can take computers to gigs and replace MIDI instruments with live […] Read More...
  • Importing Files into Assessment Software

    SBO Staff | December 2, 2010I recently received an e-mail from Dan Franke, the principal of a private school in Audrey, Texas. Mr. Franke was requesting information on how to find software with which he could import music notation and audio files into an application for comprehensive assessments of his son’s daily practice. He explains, “My young son, 11, is […] Read More...
  • Using Smart Phones for Music Education

    SBO Staff | September 28, 2010Have you ever had a teaching moment where you were lucky enough to have just the right tool to create magic? With the increasing array of musical apps for smart phones, that tool just might be already sitting in your pocket. Smart phone technology is making magic with a plethora of music applications or “apps.” […] Read More...
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