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In The Spotlight

I love that Finale gives you the ability to adjust any facet of your music…”

Alex Lacamoire, Tony Award-winning orchestrator of “Hamilton.”

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Finale has always been the gold standard…”

Peter Erskine, Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer

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I consider Finale to be indispensable in my compositional process.”

Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning composer

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Only Finale offers the flexibility and power my work requires.”

Rick Giovinazzo, Orchestrator on 100+ major motion pictures. 

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Finale makes a big difference.”

Jean Luc Ponty, virtuoso violinist, bandleader, and composer

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I truly could not do the work I do without the help of Finale.”

Dix Bruce, musician and author of more than 50 music instruction books

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Celebrity Testimonials

“We use Finale because it’s the best. Enough said.”

Wynton Marsalis, musician, composer, band leader, Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner

“Finale worked extraordinarily well in allowing the creation of unorthodox notational elements.”

Steve Vai, guitar virtuoso and composer

“Finale gives me all the flexibility I need to do notation for even my most ridiculous arrangements.”

“Weird Al” Yankovic, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, parodist, producer

“Finale is so easy to use, even a 70-year-old bass player can, and does, use it.”

Ron Carter, Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, and jazz legend

“Finale is the one essential tool to create professional music scores of any kind, quickly and responsively.”

Wendy Carlos, Grammy Award-winning composer and virtuoso synthesist

“Finale offers the consistency and professionalism required in the film world.”

Booker White, Walt Disney Music Library

“As an arranger for Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and many others, I’m expected to be creative, timely, and accurate under pressure. Finale helps me make it happen.”

David Hamilton, Dove Award-winning arranger, conductor, composer, producer, and pianist

“Finale’s been my compositional palette for 25 years. I can’t imagine what I’d do without it!” 

David R. Holsinger, composer, conductor, and American Bandmaster 

“For me and my colleagues who have to turn around ‘commercial’ music quickly and accurately, Finale 2014 is the best, most stable version yet.” 

Dave Hage, Dakota Music Service Ltd

Finale in the Movies

Here are just a few of the recent films in which Finale played a part:

  • Angels and Demons
  • Argo
  • Avatar
  • Black Swan
  • Captain Phillips
  • Changeling
  • District 9
  • Frozen
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Inception
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Madagascar
  • Michael Clayton
  • Minions
  • Moneyball
  • Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Philomena
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Princess and the Frog
  • Rango
  • Ratatouille
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Skyfall
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • The Big Short
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Golden Compass
  • The Muppets
  • The King’s Speech
  • Toy Story 3
  • Transformers (as well as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
  • War Horse
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Zero Dark Thirty