This course is designed for the K-12 educator who would like to explore and create notation projects using Finale 2014 software. Activities include creating custom worksheets for music theory, composition, performance, flash cards and more. Special attention will be given to creating warm-ups and arrangements for any ensemble including band, jazz, orchestra and chorus as well as custom SmartMusic accompaniments. Lesson projects will include participant-designed materials for immediate application in the curriculum. No previous experience with Finale is required! The course is designed for both Mac and PC versions of Finale.

 

Course Information

7887 Finale Music Notation Software
 
3 graduate credits
Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration.
Instructor: Vince Leonard
Online
 
Required software: Students must have Finale 2012 or 2014 in order to participate in this course.
Required textbook: Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation (3rd Edition) by Thomas Rudolph & Vince Leonard (Berklee Press,  ISBN 087639123-4)
 
ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 25

Instructor: Vince Leonard

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Producer and composer Vincent A. Leonard, Jr. has had works premiered nationally and internationally. He is published by Arrangers‚ Publishing Company and Educational Programs Publications and National Music Works.
He is co-author of: Recording in the Digital World, Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation, Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Music Notation and Musical iPad. In 1996, he and fellow producer and engineer Jack Klotz, Jr. formed Invinceable Entertainment, 3 IPS Studio and have released two CDs, Magic Up Our Sleeve and On The Brink of Tomorrow. Compositional credits include the feature film Running On Empty Dreams, theme and episode music for the Captain Courteous radio series, numerous theater pieces, and industrials. Leonard has provided orchestrations for world premier productions of Redwall for Opera Delaware, Elliot and the Magic Bed, Isabell and the Pretty Ugly Spell,and The Little Princess for Upper Darby Summer Stage.
 
Also widely known as a copyist and arranger, he has worked on projects with Peter Nero, the Philly Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the London Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Leslie Burrs, and in musicals by Duke Ellington, Alan Menken, Kurt Weil, and Mitch Leigh. Leonard is a member of NARAS and ASCAP, and is active as a clinician and beta tester for music software for Apple computers
 
 

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