The music industry is preparing to make its annual pilgrimage to The NAMM Show in sunny Anaheim, California, and Dorico will be there. I will be travelling out to southern California to give a daily demonstration of our next-generation music notation software at the show, and I’ll also be giving an in-depth presentation at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles on Tuesday 23 January.

The NAMM Show

You’ll be able to see Dorico and all of Steinberg’s products in Yamaha’s exhibit in the convention space in the Marriott Hotel, which is located directly adjacent to Hall A of the Anaheim Convention Center. Steinberg’s products will be in Elite Ballroom 3 in the Marriott, and I will be giving a 30 minute Dorico demo at 3pm every day (except Sunday) in the Steinberg room just off to the side of the ballroom.

Product specialist John Barron will also be on hand every day at the show, and along with our colleagues from Steinberg and Yamaha in the US, you can come and find out more about Dorico any time during the show.

If you’d like to meet me during the show, either come to the daily 3pm demo, or drop me a line in advance and we can try to schedule a meeting.

If you have any interest in the future of music encoding formats like MusicXML, then I also strongly recommend that you make time to attend the W3C Music Notation Community Group meeting, which will be taking place on the morning of Friday 26 January at 10.30am on Level 3, Room 7 of the convention centre. The main topic of discussion is the in-progress MNX specification, and all three of the group co-chairs (myself, Michael Good, and Joe Berkovitz) will be in attendance. Do let us know if you’re planning to attend.

SCL event at the AFI

A couple of days before The NAMM Show kicks off, in association with the Society of Composers and Lyricists I will once again be giving an in-depth Dorico presentation in the Mark Goodson Theater at the American Film Institute (2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) on Tuesday 23 January at 7pm.

I was delighted to give a presentation of Dorico at the AFI last January, when it was just a baby, having only just been released a couple of months before. Thanks to the hard work of our team and the feedback of our users, the application has come on in leaps and bounds in the last year, and this is an opportunity to see for yourself how far it has come and to ask me questions.

One lucky person will take home a copy of Dorico, which will be offered as a raffle prize, and there will be drinks and refreshments served after the presentation, giving you a chance to chat with me and your fellow attendees.

The event is free for SCL members, and non-members can attend for a modest fee. Please do come along!