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Finale 101: Learn the Essentials to Get You Going
November 2, 2019 @ 4:00 am - 10:00 amFree
Learn how to use Finale music notation software to create, edit and print music/teaching materials for use in your music program. This “hands-on” workshop with sequential step-by-step instruction is for the Finale beginner or infrequent user. Topics include: Score set-up, fast note entry, adding expressions, markings and lyrics, time-saving shortcuts, page layout, transposing/printing instrument parts, exploring Finale’s ready-to-use worksheets and classroom tools, and ways to share your music with others.
- There is no cost to participate.
- One hour is planned for lunch. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or head out to a nearby fast food restaurant.
- A certificate for 5 clock hours will be distributed at the end of the day.
- The day is hosted by Dr. Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist in Professional Development & Resource Programs at Perpich Center for Arts Education.
- LAPTOP COMPUTER (Windows or Mac) with Finale v25 or v26 installed or the 30-day free trial version downloaded at http://www.finalemusic.com/free-trial/ Note: Finale will not work on Chromebooks.
- POWER ADAPTER and HEADPHONES or earbuds for your computer.
- OPTIONAL: For fastest note entry, bring a 2 or 4 octave USB plug-and-play MIDI controller keyboard. No full-size keyboards, please.
Our presenter is Mavis Kallestad, a Finale music notation software clinician/trainer and piano accompanist in the Twin Cities. For the past 12 years, she has represented MakeMusic, the manufacturer of the software, at numerous state music conventions and has taught hands-on Finale workshops to music educators and worship musicians in 20 states. Her textbook, Building Successful Finale ‘Chops’, contains practical step-by-step tutorials for notating musical scores and teaching materials with Finale. She holds a Music Education degree from Dickinson State University and is an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University.