W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. partners with Noteflight to offer interactive student workbook for its college text “Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis, 2nd Edition.”
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Noteflight LLC announced its partnership today with textbook publisher W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. to offer an online version of The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis 2e workbook that will accompany the companion textbook by Jane Piper Clendinning and Elizabeth West Marvin. College music theory students will be able to purchase an interactive digital edition of The Musician’s Guide Workbook that makes use of Noteflight’s innovative web-based notation editor. The digital edition is available both separately and bundled with a physical workbook, and remains active for a 2-year term.
Through a dedicated Norton website or local campus learning management system, students can gain access to the workbook activities which are automatically copied into a Noteflight account. These activities can then be completed by students on any computer connected to the Internet, freeing users from having to purchase expensive desktop notation software or compete for access to school computer labs. Assignments can also be shared with the instructor for online viewing and grading. Students may also use Noteflight for their other music composition activities.
“Music faculties need an online solution to manage and assess music theory assignments. Students need a way to complete the assignments and share them, online from anywhere, “remarked Steve Hoge, Norton’s digital media editor for music. “Noteflight’s platform was the obvious choice – it combines electronic versions of the music theory worksheets with Noteflight’s powerful notation editing environment at an affordable price for students.”
Noteflight’s technology allows publishers of online materials to easily embed interactive musical scores in a web environment without any additional development or coding, enabling publishers to bring their content to market quickly. Musical scores can be synchronized with audio and video files, providing a highly interactive experience for students while eliminating the requirement for publishers to produce and distribute audio CDs along with their printed textbooks. Because Noteflight is accessible from any computer, students can compose from anywhere, eliminating the need for schools to equip and maintain expensive lab environments.
“Noteflight’s technology aligns nicely with Norton’s vision of digital learning.” said Joe Berkovitz, Founder and CEO of Noteflight. “We are thrilled to take a first step with a leader in college publishing to be able to offer students an innovative learning experience.”
Noteflight offers cloud-based music notation software to individuals, K-12 music teachers and university level music educators. It also licenses its viewer technology to leading global music companies, including sheet music publishers and digital content distributors.
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Noteflight, LLC is dedicated to reinventing the way people create, share, and use written music. Noteflight allows users to take advantage of the full power of the Web to edit, display, and play back music notation in a standard web browser and is integrated with an online library of musical scores from which anyone can publish, link to, or embed their compositions. Noteflight Publishing Server allows music businesses to manage large, scalable cloud-based repositories of sheet music that can be customized for any device on the fly. For more information, visit http://www.noteflight.com/.
W. W. Norton & Company has been independent since its founding in 1923, when William Warder Norton and Margaret D. Norton first published lectures delivered at the People’s Institute, the adult education division of New York City’s Cooper Union. The Nortons soon expanded their program beyond the Institute, publishing books by celebrated academics from America and abroad. By mid-century, the two major pillars of Norton’s publishing program-trade books and college texts-were firmly established. In the 1950s, the Norton family transferred control of the company to its employees, and today – with a staff of 400 and a comparable number of trade, college, and professional titles published each year – W. W. Norton & Company stands as the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees.