SOURCE: Harmonic Vision

February 08, 2006 10:41 ET

Harmonic Vision and Sibelius Software, USA Announce Music Ace Maestro to Include Sibelius Evaluation CD-ROM

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2006 -- Sibelius Software, USA and Harmonic Vision today announced that future shipments of Harmonic Vision's award-winning Music Ace Maestro software will include a complete Sibelius evaluation CD-ROM. Harmonic Vision's Music Ace series is the world's leading music education software for teaching music theory. Sibelius is the world leader in music notation software for writing music.

Music Ace Maestro was specifically designed for professional music educators and combines the 48 award-winning music lessons from Music Ace and Music Ace 2 with a new suite of student assessment and curriculum management tools called "Maestro Manager."

In addition to Sibelius Software's award winning notation software, Sibelius 4, the evaluation CD-ROM includes other Sibelius products, including the Starclass music educators' toolbox, Compass, Musition and the Auralia ear-training program.

"Our Music Ace Maestro product is specifically designed for professional music educators," said Phil Rockenbach, president of Harmonic Vision. "We believe that Sibelius' product offerings will be of interest and value to many of those educators using Music Ace. We're pleased to be able to make this evaluation CD-ROM available to them."

The Music Ace Series is currently used by more than 5,000 school districts in North America and English-speaking countries worldwide. Music Ace, Music Ace 2, Music Ace Deluxe, and Music Ace Maestro have won more than 30 awards for excellence, including being named the most popular music education software in the eschoolnews.com reader's choice poll.

Peter Maund, director of business development for Sibelius Software, USA, said, "Sibelius products have proven to be of great value to music educators and music students. Partnering with Harmonic Vision to deliver our evaluation CD-ROM directly to music educators is a great way for us, and Harmonic Vision, to bring additional value to music educators."

Sibelius music creation and notation products are used by more than 100,000 users worldwide, including television composer Alf Clausen, musician Pat Metheny, composer Sammy Nestico, choral composer John Rutter, guitarist Andy Summers and conductor Michael Tilson-Thomas.

About Sibelius

Sibelius Software Ltd. is based in London, England. Its U.S. subsidiary, Sibelius USA, Inc., is located at 1407 Oakland Boulevard, Suite 103, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, and has offices in Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas and Nashville. Sibelius products are available worldwide in more than 100 countries. For more information, contact Sibelius USA at phone 925.280.0600; fax 925.280.0008; on the Web at http://www.sibelius.com or via e-mail at infoUSA@sibelius.com.

About Harmonic Vision

Founded in 1991, Harmonic Vision is a leading developer of music education software. Its Music Ace Series is designed for both consumer and educational markets for use by parents, school music teachers and private teaching studios. The company is located at 155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 725, Chicago, IL, 60606, 800.474.0903, and on the Internet at http://www.harmonicvision.com.

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