Dorico visits the Sydney Con

Tuesday 29 May, 2018

In one of the many computer labs at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, students studying Music Notation and Publishing explored the new gold standard in scoring software, Dorico. Having used other scoring software previously there was an air of “just another program” which was to be expected. This quickly changed to excitement after Peter Wardrobe from Yamaha Music Australia gave an overview of Dorico. As Dr James Humberstone, Senior Lecturer in Music Education noted “It was great that within just a 2 hour lecture you were able to cover the basics but also show some of Dorico’s most advanced features. I think you have quite a number of converts! With most students in the room focusing on publishing, the session focused on a number of unique ways Dorico addresses areas such as workflow, document resource creation and score manipulation

Excitement intensified when the topic of percussion parts was explored. Students were blown away by having the ability to drag and drop multiple percussion instruments into a combined line. After minimal time using Dorico students found it easy, fun and musical to input percussion parts. “I’ve been using other software for 6 years and I am converted” Oliver- Student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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