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Members of the International Trombone Association The International Trombone Association (ITA) is a non-profit organisation of trombonists that is dedicated to supporting trombone-related activities. Founded in 1972, it has a membership of 4,500 members from 50 countries.  and the North American Saxophone Alliance The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization for saxophone players from around North America. Members are required to pay dues, which vary depending on age. NASA hosts regional conferences for each of its 10 regions. It also hosts a biennial international conference.  to receive special SmartMusic pricing

MINNEAPOLIS -- MakeMusic, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMUS) announced today a new agreement with the International Trombone Association (ITA ITA
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). Effective immediately, ITA members will be able to purchase an annual subscription of SmartMusic[R] for only $25.00. The standard annual subscription is priced at $100. Teacher members will be able to offer their students SmartMusic subscriptions at the same reduced price.

Ken Hanlon, ITA President, stated: "SmartMusic is the most incredible software for students and professionals alike. ITA is very proud to have been chosen to offer this program to its membership."

A similar partnership was formed in November with the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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) allowing their members to purchase SmartMusic at the same reduced price as well as sponsor their students.

Mary Schneider Mary Schneider is an Australian performer, renowned for yodelling works of classic composers. Her daughter Melinda Schneider is also an Australian country music singer and yodeller. , MakeMusic's chief marketing officer, stated, "We are very proud of these new partnerships. Agreements with such widely regarded organizations as ITA and NASA demonstrate the growing awareness of the benefits that SmartMusic learning software now offers music educators and musicians of all skill levels."

To learn more about MakeMusic and its products, visit www.makemusic.com, www.finalemusic.com and www.smartmusic.com.

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To learn more about NASA visit http://www.saxalliance.org

About MakeMusic, Inc.

MakeMusic, Inc. is a world leader in music-education technology whose mission is to enhance and transform the experience of making, teaching and learning music. Among its leading products are Finale[R], the world's best-selling music notation software, and SmartMusic[R], the complete music practice system that features Intelligent Accompaniment[R] and the world's largest interactive accompaniment library. MakeMusic maintains its corporate headquarters in Minneapolis. The company can be reached at www.makemusic.com.

About ITA

The International Trombone Association is the largest association of trombonists with 4500 members from 50 countries. Formed in 1972, ITA is a registered non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes.  and our mission is to promote the trombone and all trombone-related activities across the world.

About NASA

The North American Saxophone Alliance is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals and companies who share a common enthusiasm for the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also presents regional and international conferences which provide opportunities for its members to make music, share new ideas and to meet other saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
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