Product Description by our Music Experts
Sibelius 8 Academic is exactly the same as the full version of Sibelius 8, apart from students & teachers receive a massive educational discount (before purchasing please check you are eligible).
- Perfect for GCSE, A Level, Degree Students & Music Teachers
- Exactly the same as Sibelius 8 but with a big educational discount
- 12 months of Upgrades & Support included
- Annual Subscription Version (Boxed (petetual) & Digital Download (petetual) versions also available)
- Use Sibelius 8 Now (see 'Can I Use Sibelius Today' below)
- Compatible with previous versions of Sibelius
- For PC and MAC
Can I use Sibelius today?
Yes! After your purchase we will send you the Sibelius 8 download link so you can start using Sibelius straight away. You will then received your 'boxed' version through the post.
Annual Subscription - more affordable
The Sibelius Annual Subscription gives you a years worth of use, upgrades and support. As with all subscriptions the terms needs to be renewed at the expiration or the software will cease to work. By purchasing via an annual subscription the upfront outlay is much smaller and you are always up-to-date with the latest version of Sibelius and can access support when you need it.
The Industry Standard with Academic Discount
Sibelius 8 is no doubt the most popular notation software around and is used in 97% of schools & Universities and is the industry standard amongst professional composers & publishers - it's so powerful with many advanced features, yet it is so easy to use. The reason for this is that Sibelius was originally created by musicians who had computer science degrees - it was therefore developed in a logical way for musicians to compose, arrange, edit, etc. By purchasing Sibelius 8 Academic for Students & Teachers you will be using the very same version - the world is your oyster!
What’s new in Sibelius 8?
With Sibelius 8 Academic for Students & Teachers you now get 1 year of upgrades and support included. Whereas in the past Avid Sibelius released a major update every few years, they are now launching new features as they are developed and released so you get access to them straight away rather than waiting for them to be rolled into one major update. Here are some of the new features available now/coming soon:
- 12 Months of Upgrades Included
- 12 Months of Support Included
- Multi-touch Gestures - Use multi-touch gestures on your laptop trackpad or Surface Pro 3 to navigate/edit scores.
- Write music with a pen - on your Surface Pro you can add/edit notes using a pen
- Notes & Comments - add notes and comments for you or others
- Easy Activation - simpler activation process to get up and running faster
Other great features
Sibelius 8 for Students & Teachers also comes with the Sibelius Sound Library which is a high quality set of sampled sounds so that your scores sound as realistic as possible, PhotoScore Lite to scan music scores into Sibelius, AudioScore Lite which notates what you play into a microphone and Rewire that lets you send scores to DAWs. You can even download the Sibelius Scorch iPad app (separate purchase) to view your scores on the move.
Sibelius 8 Academic FAQs
Can I download Sibelius straight away?
After you place your order we automatically email download link(s) usually within 10-20 minutes (247) after purchase so you can start using Sibelius straight away on a 30 day fully functional trial - we will then send your 'boxed' version of Sibelius through the post. Note: if you have already accessed the Sibelius 30 day trial please wait for your 'boxed' version to arrive via the post as trials can not be used more than once on the same computer.
When does my 12 months of Upgrades & Support start?
Sibelius 8 Annual Annual Subscription for Students & Teachers comes with 12 months of support and upgrades (Annual Upgrade Plan). Your Annual Upgrade Plan starts when you install/activate Sibelius.
Am I eligible for the Academic discount? How do I complete academic verification post-purchase?
You are eligible for the academic discount if you are a secondary school, college or University student or teacher ('private teachers' are usually not eligible). Please check that you are eligible before purchasing by clicking here. Inside the Sibelius box you will find instructions in how to complete the academic verification (post-purchase) and Avid usually verify your status within 48 hours. Whist you are completing the academic verification you can install Sibelius straight away on a 30 day fully functional trial. Note: if you have already accessed the Sibelius 30 day trial please wait for Avid to verify your status and email your activation details to you as trials can not be used more than once on the same computer.
How much education/academic discount do I get?
The full version of Sibelius 8 is around £550 so by buying Sibelius 8 Academic Annual Subscription for Students or Teachers you are receiving a massive educational discount - the price above is the academic discount price (there is no further discount available).
Can I install Sibelius on more than 1 computer?
You receive a 1 user license with Sibelius 8, however you can install Sibelius onto 2 computers/macs within the same household as long as they are not used simultaneously.
Is Sibelius 8 compatible with earlier versions of Sibelius?
Sibelius can open and save as Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 7.5 files.
What are the PC and MAC system requirements?
Sibelius 8 is compatible with MAC and PC. Here are the recommended minimum requirements:
Windows: 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1 or later), Windows 8.1 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10,, 1+ GB of RAM, 1 GB hard disk space, Internet connection required for software download and activation.
MAC: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan) or 10.12 (Sierra), 1+ GB of RAM, 1 GB hard disk space, Internet connection required for software download and activation.
Note: you will need an additional 36GB of hard drive space and 4+GB of RAM if you wish to install ‘Sibelius Sounds Library’ (high quality sounds) which comes with Sibelius 8 perpetual licenses.