DENVER, CO – Ascend Performing Arts is pleased to announce a partnership between the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and MakeMusic, Inc, (MakeMusic.com), a Boulder company that develops innovative solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed.
“We are very excited to partner with MakeMusic as it aligns with the Ascend Performing Arts mission of furthering the education and growth of young people,” said Mark Arnold, Executive Director of Ascend Performing Arts. “MakeMusic helps us do this through their innovative technology.”
MakeMusic products include Finale, the world’s best-selling music notation software and SmartMusic, a web-based music education platform that connects teachers and students. MakeMusic provides access to SmartMusic and Finale for performers and staff in the Blue Knights ensembles.
MakeMusic’s market includes music educators and music makers worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 100,000 music educators and more than 60 million active music makers.
MakeMusic is the only company that creates, owns, and licenses the most advanced and patented technologies and solutions to support the composing, arranging, teaching, learning, and playing of music. Independently, MakeMusic’s products are already established as market leaders. Collectively they create a huge advantage for music educators, music makers, music publishers, and other professionals serving these markets.
About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed. For more than 25 years, Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. MakeMusic’s SmartMusic® interactive music learning software transforms the way students practice. With an online library of thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, students practice with background accompaniment and receive immediate feedback on their performance. Teachers leverage SmartMusic to individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. MakeMusic is also the creator of Garritan® sound libraries, providing state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live performance, and MusicXML™, the internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, distribute interactive sheet music, and share music notation with a wide variety of software programs. Additional information can be found at www.makemusic.com.
About the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps
Since 1958, the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps has established itself as one of the elite groups of its kind in the world. A perennial Drum Corps International finalist, the Blue Knights are renowned in the activity for excellence in symphonic music, intricate visual choreography, and an unwavering commitment to innovation. Learn more here.