Thank you for being part of the MakeMusic family in 2023. We’ve had a great year and are excited to see what 2024 will bring, but first, we’d like to reflect on what we’ve accomplished together over the past 12 months.
Your passion for music fuels us. The following feature updates from 2023 were requested by users like you. Thank you for the input to help MakeMusic Cloud continue growing and improving into a product that helps fuel your passions.
2023 User Requested Updates
🎵 Assigner Improvements – the assignment process received a MAJOR upgrade 💪
🎵 Assignment Notification Emails now alert students to newly assigned/reassigned content
🎵 Ungraded Assignments – rubrics are now optional
🎵 Music Catalog Search Improvements: 🔎 preview before you open music, and choose from multiple sorting options when viewing search results
🎵 Content Manager improvements: now you can edit and delete content that is used as an assignment
🎵 Video Recording in Assignments – 🎥 the option to include video recording in assignments allows teachers and students to gain more performance insights than ever before
🎵 Low Frequency and Percussive Assessment Improvements
🎵 Now there is a direct Join URL instead of “copy class code” on the Class Details page
🎵 Instrument names are now displayed next to student names on the roster when assigning
🎵 The grading calendar now defaults to the current grading period
🎵 Assignment names now freeze to the top in the Gradebook
🎵 Octave agnostic assessment is an available option again
🎵 BONUS 13th user requested update just released this week: Save a Take! This feature allows users to save for later or submit a take.
Other MakeMusic Cloud Updates
Our team’s also stayed busy working on a variety of additional projects and initiatives this year. Below you’ll find a few of the highlights.
🎵 Sight Reading Studio, our newest tool that generates unlimited music for sight reading, was released!
🎵 Power Up! Returns for season 2 with a focus on individual instrument tone and includes special guest, Tyler S. Grant
🎵 Rostering updates: rostering is available with Canvas, Schoology, Google Classroom, and CSV upload. Additionally, users now have the ability to roster from multiple LMS classrooms.
🎵 MakeMusic Connect and events around the country allowed us to interact with YOU! Join us at an upcoming event 📆
The list of publishing partners exclusive to MakeMusic Cloud continues to grow—we’re thrilled to include their titles as part of our comprehensive Music Catalog!
Our Repertoire Development team has added over 1 million 🤯 measures to MakeMusic Cloud this year! This detail-oriented team values quality and accuracy so that the titles you rely upon are input correctly and sound amazing with the professional accompaniments you love!
Wishing you a happy holiday season—we look forward to making music together in 2024!