New Harmony Line is pleased to announce that teachers and student composers around the world will have the opportunity to use Hyperscore for the Web starting with our release next week through MusicFirst.com! Dr. Jim Frankel, Head of Digital Education for Wise Music and Director of MusicFirst, will be hosting a webinar to introduce Hyperscore on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7 pm ET. Register here.
Webinar guests will include three of the staff members of New Harmony Line, Executive Director June Kinoshita, Chief Technology Officer Peter Torpey, and myself, Director of Education, Cecilia Roudabush. Our very special guests will be MIT Media Lab “Opera of the Future” Professor and Composer, Tod Machover, and Dr. Kevin Jennings, who did his doctoral thesis in music pedagogy on Hyperscore and was a contributor to the creative team of Morwaread Farbood and Egon Pasztor who designed the original Hyperscore in the MIT Media Lab under the direction of Professor Machover.
Educators will be offered the opportunity to register for a free trial of Hyperscore through MusicFirst.com. To aid in immediate use of the product, Quick Tool Tips and teaching modules will be provided. I will be writing curriculum throughout the summer to meet National Core Arts Standards along with members of our Beta Pilot teacher team.
Congratulations to June and Peter for their perseverance and passion for Hyperscore as they sought to develop and market a product that allows anyone of any age with access to the internet to be able to express themselves through composing music. Congratulations to all of you who give yourself the gift of composing with Hyperscore!