These awards honor the achievements of the musical instrument industry with recognition for reliable, top-selling products, nnovative retail initiatives, well-regarded suppliers and outstanding individual contributions.
A testament to the company’s innovative thinking, SmartMusic—a practice tool for students of all levels in band, orchestra and choir—is equipped with more than 30,000 accompaniments, 50,000 challenging exercises and the ability to record personal CDs. Students play or sing their part with accompaniment and receive, in real time on the computer, detailed feedback on their performance. Musicians can control tempo, key, practice loops and tuner, and they can even record their performances and assessments and e-mail or burn assignments onto a CD.
“SmartMusic’s numerous educational tools, coupled with the practice-inspiring accompaniment, make this program truly innovative, and we are delighted to be honored by the UK Music Industry Association,” said Ron Raup, chief marketing officer, MakeMusic, Inc.
The MIA is the UK trade association of the musical products industry, representing educators, suppliers, retailers, publishers and other companies associated with the market. More details can be found at www.mia.org.uk.