June 16, 2023—Louisville, CO

MakeMusic is delighted to announce that they have signed an exclusive agreement with Carl Fischer Music, Presser, and BriLee Music.

Starting on July 1, 2023, the Carl Fischer Music, Presser, and BriLee Music catalogs will be exclusively available for interactive practice on MakeMusic Cloud, formerly known as SmartMusic, the reference online platform for music practice from MakeMusic. New and best-selling works by Deborah Baker Monday, Carol Brittin Chambers, Kathryn Griesinger, Mark Lortz, Yukiko Nishimura, Todd Parrish, Doug Spata, Michael John Trotta, and many more will be available for interactive practice during the 2023–24 school year. Many signature method books, such as the Arban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet and Klosé Celebrated Method for Clarinet, will also be available for the teachers and students to enjoy.

Heath Mathews, SVP of Alfred Music and MakeMusic Cloud, said, “We’re very excited to broaden our cooperation with the Carl Fischer and Presser teams. MakeMusic and Carl Fischer have had a strong and collaborative relationship for several years. This exclusive agreement solidifies our association and guarantees that new and returning MakeMusic Cloud users will have access to the world-class Fischer, BriLee, and Presser catalogs for years to come.”

Sonya Kim, President and CEO of Carl Fischer Music and Presser, said “We are thrilled to now offer our entire digital music library to teachers and students through MakeMusic Cloud, where educators can use the latest interactive tools for music practice, assessment, and performance. We look forward to sharing the best of our band, choral, and orchestra repertoire as well as favorite methods and beloved solo repertoire. With a shared vision for meeting the needs of educators in an increasingly digital world, we are excited to form an exclusive partnership with MakeMusic Cloud to connect young learners to our music in effective and meaningful ways.”


MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed. MakeMusic Cloud, formerly SmartMusic, is an interactive music learning software that transforms the way students practice. With an online library of thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, students practice with background accompaniment and receive immediate feedback on their performance. Teachers leverage MakeMusic Cloud to individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. For more than 25 years, Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. MakeMusic is also the creator of Garritan® sound libraries, providing state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live performance, and MusicXML™, the internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, distribute interactive sheet music, and share music notation with a wide variety of software programs.
Additional information can be found at makemusic.com


For the past 150 years, Carl Fischer Music has been a leader in the music publishing industry, with a deep and abiding commitment to sharing both traditional and contemporary music with the world.

The Carl Fischer Music catalog offers a wide selection of sheet music, music literature, and pedagogical materials by premiere composers and authors from diverse backgrounds, including Lauren Bernofsky, Henry Brant, Martin Bresnick, D.I.D. Choi, Vicki Tucker Courtney, Norman Dello Joio, Kelly Dugger, Lukas Foss, Howard Hanson, Quincy Hilliard, Lee Hyla, Adam Kadmon, Peter Mennin, Yukiko Nishimura, Liam Ramsey-White, Doug Spata, Carl Strommen, Michael John Trotta, and Anton Webern. Publications span multiple genres, ranging from concert music to jazz, classics, popular and choral works, while representing the major instrumental groups, including woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, voice, keyboard, and fretted instruments.


In tune with the times since 1883, Presser is one of the country’s most prestigious classical music publishers. The Company is dedicated to carrying out the mission its founder established more than a century ago: service with integrity to music and musicians, commitment to quality, and a vision for the future. The Presser team strives to offer vibrantly fresh, powerful, and poignant music which nourishes musicians and in turn transports their audiences, no matter the size of the stage. The Presser catalog represents and amplifies the varied voices of American classical music, including Samuel Adler, Ruth Crawford, Eric Ewazen, Chen Yi, Stacy Garrop, Adolphus Hailstork, Amanda Harberg, Lowell Liebermann, Nkeiru Okoye, Carter Pann, Shulamit Ran, Gary Schocker, Steven Stucky, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.


For the past 25 years, BriLee Music has been a leader in choral publishing. Unwavering in its mission to create quality educational music, BriLee has become the publisher of choice for Junior High and High School Choral Directors. With notable writers including Vicki Tucker Courtney, Laura Farnell, Greg Gilpin, Christi Jones, Jacob Narverud, Earlene Rentz, Meredith Tompkins, Michael John Trotta, and Regional Wright, pieces for every voicing in print and digital formats, and a span of supplementary materials such as accompaniment tracks and part-dominant recordings, BriLee is committed to responding to the changing needs of choir directors in the classroom, church, and community settings.