Music Engraving and Editing

You’re working on your latest piece of music. But before you publish it, you want to make sure the music engraving is as good as possible.

Performers are done with music that’s:

  • Difficult to read
  • Missing pages or parts
  • Obviously written by someone who doesn’t pay attention to the instrument

Nowadays, those issues are unacceptable. If you want to get your music out there, you NEED the parts to be playable and for the music engraving to be good.

Here’s where I come in:

As a flutist and composer, I can help you improve the final version of your work. I’ve played enough pieces with poor layout choices for a lifetime.

But those experiences encouraged me to learn more about engraving and editing.

If you want to make sure performers can read and enjoy your work, let’s work together.

Music Engraving

  • I’ll take your handwritten score and input it in the computer
  • Together, we can add dynamics and other markings
  • If you choose, I’ll even export an audio file of the music
  • You can use the final product how you choose
  • I retain the rights to use engravings in my portfolio

Music Editing

  • As a flutist, I can edit your flute parts to ensure they’re playable
  • I’ll make sure the flute parts fit the grade of your choice
  • I also offer part editing for select woodwinds
  • Combine editing with engraving for a ready-to-publish score
  • I retain the rights to use edits and engravings in my portfolio

The Creative Process

Music engraving starts with the draft score. I’ll use MuseScore, Symphony Pro, or Sibelius to notate your music (you choose the program).

First, I write out the parts, and I will add any dynamics or articulation markings you have. I will send you the draft to approve or request further edits.

When it comes to editing, I will play the parts if they’re for flute, piccolo, or alto flute. I will play other bass flute parts on my C flute. That helps me get a sense of their playability.

Once I finish engraving or editing, I’ll listen to the final project. Then, you’ll receive an email with the score, parts, and audio to approve.

Music Engraving FAQs

Learn more about music engraving and why you should hire help!

What’s your music engraving background?

I’ve been engraving music for almost a decade. In that time, I’ve used various programs to notate my own music and arrange existing works.

While I majored in performance, I still used notation programs on the side. I also used them for the occasional music theory assignment.

What instruments do you do edits for?

I can edit parts for all members of the flute family (piccolo, C flute, alto, bass, contrabass). If necessary, I can also edit parts for Bb clarinet, oboe, alto sax, tenor sax, and baritone sax.

However, I will engrave the parts for any instrumentation. But if I notice that another instrument seems out of its range, I’ll bring that to your attention.

Why don’t you edit parts for just any instrument?

I want to make sure that the parts I edit will be enjoyable for teachers and performers. Since I don’t have as good of an understanding on some instruments, I don’t edit those parts in depth.

While I can engrave and do light edits, it’s better to consult with a performer of those instruments that you want to write for.

Do you record tracks of your music?

I can record tracks for flute, piccolo, and alto flute. For other instruments, I can provide a digital rendering of the audio.

Can I hear more of your work?

You can listen to examples of my arranging and composing on my YouTube channel.

What’s your turnaround time?

Turnaround time depends on many factors, including the project size. I’ll give you an estimate of the timeline. If you need results earlier, I will bill you a rush fee.

How much do you charge?

The price for music engraving and editing varies between projects. Please contact me with information on your project to get a quote.

Are you ready to get started?