SB101 Sibelius Fundamentals I

Instructor-Led (Public In-Person*): 16 hours
  • Two 8-hour days of live classroom training


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The Sibelius Fundamentals I (SB101) course provides a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of the Sibelius application. Along with its counterpart, Sibelius Fundamentals II (SB110), this course provides the foundation for the Avid Certified | Sibelius Specialist certification exam.

In this course you will discover and develop foundation-building themes and new ways of working in the software as well as a clear understanding of the Sibelius interface, from navigating the ribbon to inputting notes in a variety of ways. Become comfortable with using shortcuts while learning how to create, edit, and print your score quickly and efficiently. Sibelius Fundamentals I (SB101) is the first crucial step in mastering Sibelius, the most popular music notation software in use today.


This course is designed for music notation Hobbyists, Composers, Arrangers and Publishers.


No familiarity with the system is necessary. A basic ability to read music and a clear understanding of musical concepts, such as pitches, rhythms, time signatures, key signatures, and tempo is highly recommended.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Navigate and Understand the Sibelius Interface
  • Make Appropriate Selections for Various Tasks
  • Create a New Score and Input Basic Score Objects
  • Input Notes Using a Variety of Methods
  • Edit Pitches and Rhythms
  • Work with CommonText Styles
  • Format and Print Your Score

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