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Ipsilon Music Services is New York City's most highly regarded independent music preparation company. It comprises some of the city's finest music professionals, offering a broad range of personalized music services - in both classical and popular music genres.
- Music editing and engraving (Notation)
We work personally with our clients, to make sure that their creative intentions are 100% faithfully and idiomatically realized in music notation. We use only state-of-the-art professional music notation programs. Our work is immaculate, it conforms to time-honored music engraving practices, and it is ready for performance by any performers anywhere - or for publishing.
- Score and part preparation
All scores are prepared by a staff of experienced professional musician-engravers who know what performers expect to see on the page. Our full scores are prepared with a conductor's / musical director's eye, and our instrumental parts have won praise from musicians in orchestras both large and small. All music is laser printed on durable, fully opaque, paper. Our materials are bound using saddle-stapled, coil bound, or taped accordion-style techniques.
- Music transcription from recorded media
For clients who compose directly to tape, CD, or MIDI, we'll notate any music we hear on those media, transcribing directly to computer. Our clients receive absolutely accurate notational versions of their recorded material, ready for professional use.
- Music arranging (from all forms of original material)
We provide music arranging services at all levels of a project, including: Adding chords to a recorded melody - Expanding (compositionally) on a composer's initial creative idea - Creation of piano / vocal arrangements - Fleshing out of basic material into a full-fledged musical theater score - Choral arrangements.
- Orchestrations (acoustic and MIDI)
For composers who need their music orchestrated, we provide expert scoring work, done by orchestrators with many years of experience in both classical and popular music genres. For those who need MIDI orchestrations for visual or recorded media, or for low-budget musical theater productions, we provide attractive and dynamic MIDI instrumental tracks.
- Music proofreading
Don't waste money and precious rehearsal time by sending out materials that haven't been proofread. If you've done your own music copying (or if someone else has done it for you), do what all the best publishers do: have it proofread by a professional. You'll make a lot more friends among music directors and performers!
- Song transpositions
Whether it's a musical theater song, a pop song, or an art song, each singer must make the song "their own." The first and most important step toward that goal is to make sure that it's in the best key for that singer's voice. We'll transpose any song into any key (including the song's piano, or instrumental, accompaniment).
- Organization and production of demo recordings, workshop readings, etc.
We provide a full range of expert production services in classical, music theater, and pop genres, ushering the client's project from start to finish. Our many services include: Recording project conception, organization, and execution - Organization of rehearsal spaces and recording studios - Engagement of performers - Full organization of musical theater demos, readings, and workshop presentations.
- Musical direction by established New York music directors
For clients who need musical direction for their projects, we offer the services of a host of topflight New York City musical directors and conductors. The members of our team have decades of experience working with major symphony orchestras and/or in Broadway musical theaters. These are some of the best in the business.