August 27, 2013 – MakeMusic, Inc. announced today the newest version of
SmartMusic, its interactive learning software for music education.
In a time of increased
emphasis on student assessment, academic accountability, and a national
focus on adhering to educational standards, SmartMusic offers proactive
solutions for music educators. The new features allow for more
comprehensive documentation of student progress, as well as the greatest
subscription flexibility in SmartMusic’s history.
SmartMusic has always
offered high-quality assessment of student performance, combined with
strong tools for teachers to personalize assignments and document the
growth of their students. This latest version expands and improves the
tools available for teachers and features the following major
Associate state standards to SmartMusic assignments for more comprehensive
Create your own rubrics with clear criteria for student-centered assessment.
Ability to access SmartMusic from multiple devices with the same subscription.
Interact with a new, modern, intuitive interface that is more accessible than ever.
Many additional “under the hood” improvements to installation and performance.
the way students practice and is the ideal music learning software for
music programs across the country. With our latest release, we have made
it easier for teachers to have an efficient and practical way of
incorporating state standards in their curriculum. Since standards help
define what should be taught and learned, being able to document them
with any SmartMusic assignment is beneficial to the educational process.
Used in conjunction with the new rubrics feature, teachers have
powerful tools to help guide and assess student learning,” said Karen
SmartMusic is available for download at http://www.smartmusic.com/ and is also
The latest update is free to current subscribers.
More information about SmartMusic and other MakeMusic brands can be found at http://www.makemusic.com/.
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 25 years, Finale® has been the industry standard in music
notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to create, edit, audition, print, and public musical scores.
MakeMusic’s SmartMusic® interactive 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
MakeMusic mobile apps include Finale Songbook™ and SmartMusic on iPad®. MakeMusic is also the owner 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 about this Minnesota company can be found at