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Avid: Sibelius – A Comprehensive Introduction (SB100)

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Three days

This extremely comprehensive course combines Avid: Sibelius – An Introduction (SB101) and Avid: Sibelius – The Essentials (SB110). Over the course of 3 days, you will gain a thorough understanding of how to get the most from the world’s best-selling music notation software at User Level.

Why study Avid accredited courses at Middlesex University?

Avid solutions are used to create the most listened to, watched and loved media in the world. The certified Avid courses we offer equip budding media enthusiasts and seasoned professionals with the skills required to harness Avid’s powerful technology with proficiency.

When training with us you can expect exceptional teaching from seasoned industry practitioners, an award-winning learning environment, and access to all the latest technology and equipment.

What's included

  • You'll receive tuition from certified trainers
  • You'll have access to an individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro or iMac
  • All course-related materials are included
  • You will be able to take the Avid Certified User Examination at the end of the course.

What will you study on Avid: Sibelius – A Comprehensive Introduction?

This short course will cover the following areas:

  • Navigating and understanding the Sibelius interface
  • Making selections
  • Creating a new score and inputting score objects
  • Introduction to note input
  • Editing pitches and rhythms
  • Step-time note input and adding score objects
  • Working with text styles
  • Finishing and printing your score
  • New methods of note input
  • Introduction to multiple voices
  • Using the transpose feature
  • Working with repeats
  • Creating chord symbols
  • Inputting lyrics
  • Changing notehead types
  • Creating a lead sheet
  • Using multiple voices and hide/show
  • Using the reduce, explode and arrange features
  • Editing and creating instrument changes
  • Working with drum mapping and notation
  • Importing MIDI files
  • Using advanced filtering, finding and editing
  • Using the worksheet creator
  • Using the transformation options
  • Working with the ideas panel
  • Introduction to layout and formatting
  • Exporting and sharing options.

Upon completion of the programme, you will have in-depth knowledge of how to get the most from Sibelius at User Level and User Certification upon successful completion of the examination.


This course will take place at our London campus in Hendon on the following dates:

April 2018

  • Wednesday 25 April
  • Thursday 26 April
  • Friday 27 April

November 2018

  • Wednesday 7 November
  • Thursday 8 November
  • Friday 9 November

Entry requirements

To enrol onto this course, you must have a basic understanding of music theory, notation and how to read music. You must also have some familiarity with Mac computers and basic keyboard skills.


To book on to the course, please visit our online store.

Other courses

Avid: Sibelius – An Introduction (SB101)

Start: April, November

Duration: One day

Code: SB101

Avid: Sibelius – The Essentials (SB110)

Start: April, November

Duration: Two days

Code: SB110

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