Sonja – an app for learning choral music

Technology in Music Education

Some time ago (November of 2010), Dan Swirsky, creator of Choir Pro Software, contacted me about his software project, Choir Master. Choir Master was a Windows PC-based product that was intended to help choral singers (really, any vocalist) to learn their music, through an interaction of MIDI, recorded audio tracks, and even a video of the conductor conducting. As a Mac user, the program wasn't something that I would consider, and truthfully, I make my own resources for my students with music notation software. That software project has been discontinued and its resources invested in his next project.

Since that time, Mr. Swirsky has been in touch with me, discussing his dream of creating an iPad app. He was able to find a developer, and invested his own funds into the project. I was a bit skeptical of the app's purpose, as the goal of the app was to make…

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