Steinberg Announced as NYCGB’s Principal Innovation Sponsor

An enhanced new partnership significantly expands on an existing close relationship between the two organisations and provides direct support to NYCGB’s New Music Programme and emerging professional artists programmes, including Young Composers and Fellowship Schemes.

Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984 and is one of the world's largest manufacturers of music and audio software and hardware, with millions of users worldwide.

This new sponsorship arrangement sees Steinberg providing a unique package of benefits and financial support to NYCGB’s Young Composers and Fellowship schemes. Members receive free licenses and specialist training in Dorico Pro notation software, which helps to write music notation, automatically producing printed results of exceptional quality, playing it back with breath-taking realism. It is easy enough for anyone to learn, yet has hundreds of advanced notations, features, options and sounds to satisfy even the most demanding professionals.

Support of the New Music Programme will enable NYCGB to commission three new pieces. British-Iranian experimental composer, turntablist and artist Shiva Feshareki is creating a ground-breaking new work for the National Youth Choir. British composer Joanna Marsh - described in The Guardian (2019) as “one of today’s leading composers for the voice” - is writing a new piece for the National Youth Girls’ Choir. Steinberg’s sponsorship will support a graduate from the 2020 Young Composers Scheme to write a new piece for the National Youth Training Choir.

Daniel Spreadbury, Steinberg’s Product Marketing Manager said:

Building on the first year of our partnership in 2020, we are proud to be able to support NYCGB’s Young Composers scheme and the commissioning of new music in 2021. The musical experiences provided to young people from all around the UK by NYCGB are vital and invaluable, and Steinberg is delighted to play a small part in helping the organisation make it happen.

Ben Parry, NYCGB Artistic Director and Principal Conductor said:

We are thrilled to have developed this partnership with Steinberg which enhances our work across a number of areas. Steinberg’s specialist expertise is of huge benefit to NYCGB, and directly supports the emerging professional singers and composers of the future as well as enabling the creation of exciting new choral music, through our New Music Programme.

NYCGB Young Composer 2021 Derri Joseph Lewis said:

The Dorico programme has a very thoughtfully designed architecture and philosophy. Rather than clutter the screen with menus, Dorico is organised into five ‘tabs’ that cleverly mimic the process of music-making allowing an experience that closely resembles working with paper and pencil. We are all so grateful to Steinberg for supporting this year’s Young Composers and Fellows.

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Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post-production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license management and copy-protection systems.