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MakeMusic, Inc. Receives 2014 TI:ME Technology Award

MakeMusic was presented with the 2014 Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Technology in Music Education at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA earlier this week.

The TI:ME award, co-sponsored by the producers of the NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards, recognizes companies that have made exceptional contributions to the evolution of music technology use in the modern music classroom. Companies were nominated by members of TI:ME and from the submissions MakeMusic was selected as the recipient by the TI:ME Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to award this honor to MakeMusic. The organization has shown outstanding dedication to the world of music education technology with products for today’s music educators, including Finale and SmartMusic, as well as other innovative music software,” said Mike Lawson, TI:ME Executive Director.

Upon accepting the award, MakeMusic Chief Executive Officer, Karen VanDerBosch stated, “Delivering solutions that support music educators across the country is central to what we do at MakeMusic. To receive this award is a great honor and a wonderful reminder that our customers value our solutions, both today and in the future. We are committed to developing technology that assists music educators and their students to take on tomorrow.”

The adoption of modern technology in music education programs around the world is rapidly increasing and MakeMusic’s suite of products provides music educators with the tools necessary to develop and enhance the musical skills of all students.

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 publish musical scores. MakeMusic’s SmartMusic® interactive music learning 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 student. MakeMusic mobile apps include Finale Songbook and SmartMusic on iPad®. MakeMusic is also the creator 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

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