As our everyday lives become more and more digitized isn’t it time to start digitizing some things we’ve collected over the past? One choir in London, England that has a huge library of sheet music seems to think so. This choir recently contacted me because they found themselves spending a lot of money on storing an enormous amount of sheet music. They would have switched over sooner, they said, but their loyal librarian liked everything the way it was. They even referred to her as “change-resistant”.
Since she has retired, however, the choir is excited to switch everything over to the digital world. This means they will be able to organize, find, edit, and share a piece of music quickly and efficiently in its digitized form! Not only that, they will save money with every click because digitized sheet music is cheaper to store. It’s that simple.
The Value and Ease of Digitizing Your Choir’s Sheet Music
While the value of paper sheet music will never die, we hope, digitizing just makes sense whenever and wherever it is available. For starters, digitized sheet music is easily portable. The members of this London choir can literally walk around with their entire library of digitized sheet music under their arm. They can access it no matter where they are - singing in London, Paris or Greece.
Uploading sheet music is simple. Whether you have a vast library like the London Choir or you’re a small church, all you have to do is scan your sheet music into the software and presto, it literally comes alive. You can now easily play around with the music, editing it and fine-tuning it to perfection.
Once your sheet music is scanned, you can assign specific songs to specific singers with our software. Choir Genius is packed full of features that will save you money and time while keeping your choir organized. From Communication tools such as email lists to attendance tracking and reporting, Choir Genius is more than just digitized sheet music storage. It’s also and easy and convenient place to store sheet music, PDF files, video resources, learning tracks and more.
The way the world stores information has changed and the choir industry needs to catch up. With sheet music susceptible to fire, aging, pests, and water damage, doesn’t it make sense to replace it or at the very least back it up? To find out more, visit our features page and have a look around.