MakeMusic! Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Berklee College of Music whereby Berklee will provide incoming students with Apple Macintosh computers including MakeMusic’s Finale music notation software and SmartMusic software as part of the required bundle. The combination of Finale and SmartMusic on all student and college computers will allow Berklee to present more effectively its undergraduate curriculum.
“Finale, the award winning music notation software that is widely regarded as the industry standard, is already used extensively by faculty and students at Berklee. Its power, flexibility and unique compositional and arranging features make it ideal for academic environments… ‘We standardized on Finale years ago for our school-owned computers,’ stated David Mash, Berklee’s Vice President for Information Technology. ‘This fall we will begin requiring new students to have the latest Apple Macintosh computers with the best software pre-installed in order to insure they will be ready for Berklee classes. Finale and SmartMusic work together in unique ways that will provide important advantages to both students and faculty,'” reports Music Industry News Network here.