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Sibelius Strengthens Education Experience with Addition of Lee Whitmore.

Education Technology Veteran Joins Sibelius as Director of Sales and Education Technology

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Sibelius today announced the addition of Lee Whitmore to the Sibelius team as the Director of Sales and Education Technology. Dr. Whitmore, is an educator, musician, technologist, and author. He joins Sibelius having previously founded SoundTree, a division of Korg USA, where he managed a national sales division focused on providing music and audio solutions to K-12 schools and higher education. Lee regularly delivers keynotes and presentations on the integration of learning technologies in music instruction at conferences and on campuses throughout the United States. He is also an officer of the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME).

"Sibelius is deeply committed to creating great tools that help students learn, encourage creativity, and actively engage everyone in music making," said Whitmore. "I'm looking forward to being a part of the Sibelius team, directly working with students, teachers and musicians across the country."

Lee will be leading the sales team for the Americas and working with the Sibelius development teams to ensure that products meet real market needs as well as all technical and instructional requirements.

"Lee is joining us at an exciting time as we continue to develop great products for education," said Philip Nicol, Director of the Americas for Sibelius. "The addition of Lee to the team, the recent introduction of Sibelius 5, and the success of the Groovy Music series all point to continued growth and acceptance of our products in education that will continue as Lee builds out his team."

About Sibelius

Sibelius is a leading music technology company for professionals, students, educators and enthusiasts. Sibelius was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in the UK, with offices in California, Australia, and Japan. Since the introduction of Sibelius music notation software, Sibelius has developed and delivered a complete suite of products for the professional, educational and home user, ranging from Internet publishing to guitar software.

Sibelius software is used in many schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, used by most of the major music academies and colleges, and many of the world's leading music publishers. In 2006, Sibelius was acquired by Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems.

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