Finale is the world-wide industry standard in music notation software. Anywhere music appears on the printed page, Finale likely created those pages. Finale helps the choir to sing, the band to march, the students to learn, and the orchestra to raise the excitement level in the latest blockbuster movie.
Young composers (aged 13 to 21) were invited to submit an original 3-5 minute composition not later than May 8th. Scores were submitted in both pdf and music XML format. A jury of three renowned professional composers did critique the top 10 submissions and selected a winning piece which will be performed for Make Music Day by wind bands in various cities. The piece will also be added to a permanent SmartMusic library for bands to learn and play in the future. The winning composer did also receive a new copy of Finale, and a cash prize. Congratulations to all participants!