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A Milestone: Over 100,000 Users. You and over 100,000 other enthusiastic musicians continue to propel the growth of the Noteflight community. Just this summer, the number of active Noteflighters surpassed the 100,000 mark, and as of this writing it’s well on its way to the next 100,000. As Noteflight gains momentum, an increasing number of Noteflighters have jumped on the Crescendo bandwagon and gained access to additional features and advanced creativity tools. If you haven't explored Crescendo yet, learn more about it or try the live demo.
Noteflight 2.3 Around The Corner. We’re releasing the latest version of Noteflight in the next few days -- possibly as you read this newsletter! Highlights from the list of new features include full support for grace notes and appoggiaturas, and options to preserve system breaks when importing MusicXML. We've also made text repositionable in all four directions with the arrow keys. See the release notes for details.
Learning Edition Now Priced For Your University. We understand that your university’s budget doesn’t always allow for expensive software purchases. That's why we've created a new, flexible pricing structure that lets your students subscribe directly to a Noteflight Learning Edition community for your university. Students invest in a year-long subscription to Noteflight for use during coursework. Each subscription is priced less than the average textbook. Your university will not be burdened by large upfront or ongoing investments, nor will you have to guess at future enrollment numbers. The Noteflight University Community one-time set up is priced well below the cost of equipping a lab with traditional boxed software, and comes with on-going support and updates. Your community can grow or shrink to follow your enrollment numbers - no problem. Read more about Noteflight Learning Edition.
Templates for the K-12 Classroom. Noteflight has recently partnered with The Vermont MIDI Project to create a new resource library of ready-made, teacher-tested learning activities. Each activity is a template you can instantly copy to your Noteflight Learning Edition account. In just a few clicks it’s ready for you to use and adapt to your methods and your classroom.
Sandi MacLeod, Ph. D., Director of the Vermont MIDI Project, says:
"Beginning in October 2009, about 20 teachers in VMP began exploring the use of Noteflight Learning Edition (NLE) in their classes, developing their own web-based lessons around musical concepts.From this group of pilot lessons, I’ve organized a variety of topics to share to begin the Noteflight Resource Library. All lessons have been used with students, some in multiple classes.
Our teachers have used Noteflight Learning Edition in many general music classes across grades 2-12, and with performance-based ensembles such as band, jazz band and chorus. They've also used it with high school courses in composition, music theory, and history/appreciation, and Independent Study projects. They've are excited about the way the tool appeals to enthusiastic and engaged learners in their classes, and have observed many students creating multiple original compositions beyond the assignments given. They are thrilled to have a homework tool every student can access over the Internet, eliminating the need for software purchases by individuals."
View the library of learning activities now.
Meet Noteflight at the CMS/ATMI Conference Meet members of the Noteflight team Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 26th, at the College Music Society’s 53rd National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 2010 National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) in the Marriott Minneapolis City Center. Please stop by to see us at Table 18 and learn more about the new pricing model for Noteflight Learning Edition in Higher Education. Read more about the conference.