Sophisticated enough to meet the demands of the world’s top professional composers, arrangers, and publishers, yet simple enough for elementary or primary students, Sibelius is the superior choice for learning and teaching music notation, composition, and music theory.
With flexible licensing for institutions and built-in classroom management features, Sibelius is the ideal solution for your classroom or lab. Furthermore, students will receive four years of complimentary upgrades, so they can stay up to date throughout the course of their studies.
More classroom features
Sibelius Worksheet Creator
Save time with ready-made teaching materials
The Worksheet Creator saves you hours of time by giving you a comprehensive range of ready-made teaching materials—over 1,700 worksheets, projects, exercises, songs, instrumental pieces, lyrics, posters, reference material, and other resources.
Individuals or groups can use the worksheets in class or for homework—either on paper or on the computer. All of the materials are carefully designed to fulfill curriculum requirements, and to suit school students of all ages. Some of them (such as the repertoire and reference material) are also useful for universities and instrumental teachers.
Many of the worksheets have random questions that are different each time. You can produce both a worksheet for the student and a completed answer sheet to save time when grading. And it all takes just a few seconds.
Creating a worksheet
Just choose from six main categories in the Worksheet Creator:
- Elements of music covers music theory and musicianship.
- Writing and creating music includes notation, transposing, arranging, composing, and improvising.
- Selected repertoire has over 400 pieces for voice, piano, and other instruments, including songs in 14 different languages and 50 Bach keyboard pieces, suitable for study, arranging and performance. There are also 45 poems to set to music.
- Reference includes over 200 scales and modes, ranges of different instruments, etc.
- Posters, flashcards, and games has nearly 200 of these, from notes and keys to pictures of instruments.
- UK KS3 and GCSE projects has UK-specific projects from African drumming to serialism.
Each of these categories contains further sub-categories. For example, Elements of Music includes 14 areas, such as rhythm, scales, sight-reading, and ear training. So with a few clicks, you can narrow down your choice to just what you need.
Then just choose how many questions you want—and up pops the ready-to-use student worksheet, plus a filled-in answer sheet.
Using your own worksheet
You don't have to use the Worksheet Creator materials as they are. You can either adapt them to your own requirements, or create your own worksheets based on the included blank templates.
Easy classroom control—only in Sibelius
Streamlined classroom control
A single, simple Classroom Control window shows you all the Sibelius copies that are running, as well as the students' user names. You can freeze students' programs when you want them to pay attention.
Get a copy of the score each student is working on—or send a score to any student, or to all of them at once. You can also prompt students to save a version of their score with the Versions feature, to help you track their progress over time.
And it's all password protected, for complete security.
Sibelius Network Licence Server
Increase your students’ access
With the Sibelius Licence Server, you can install Sibelius on as many computers as you want. When a student wants to use the software, they automatically receive a floating, concurrent network license from the Licence Server. So, for example, students can finish their work on a computer in the library if the music suite is busy. The Licence Server software is included free of charge with all network multi-packs.
Easy to set up—easy to use
Sibelius Licence Server features an easy-to-use control panel interface that non-technical teachers can use. It’s fast and simple to assign licences, replace computers, upgrade to newer versions of Sibelius, and track licences.
Experience the freedom of check-out licences
If students at your institution bring their own laptop computers to school, you can now let them take copies of Sibelius home with them for a limited period of time. This enables them to enjoy all the benefits of Sibelius for the duration of a semester, or over a weekend or the summer vacation—for up to a year.
This type of temporary licence is called a check-out licence, because students “check it out” of the Licence Server when they take their personal computers away from the school network, and then “check it back in” when they next connect to the school network once more. The school effectively has one fewer licence available until the checked-out licence is returned. If a student does not check the licence back in, it eventually expires, after which the student cannot run the software on his or her computer until it is reconnected to the school network.
There is no additional charge for using Sibelius’s check-out licence feature. What’s more, if you’re currently using a stand-alone, non-networked site licence of Sibelius, you can now switch to using a network site licence for no additional charge—simply contact our support team for details.
You may even find it useful to purchase additional seats specifically for the purpose of checking out licences for students, so you could earmark one set of seats for use on the school network, and another for check-out licences for your student
Sibelius software’s network licences operate on a client-server model. The Sibelius program itself is installed on the local hard drive of each of the client workstations, and a separate Licence Server program is installed on a single designated server or workstation.
The Licence Server program is supplied on the Sibelius installation DVD, and enables the designated number of licenced client copies to run on the network simultaneously. The Licence Server also lets you send messages to users of the client copies, and close copies down from the server machine.
Sibelius requires a network using the TCP/IP protocol. (Your network may use other protocols in addition to TCP/IP, but TCP/IP must be present in order for the Licence Server to communicate with the client copies.) The Licence Server program runs on Windows or Mac OS X.