Review and Giveaway of Informusic App

The timing could not be more perfect for the launch of the fabulous new Informusic app! It’s everything I would have come up with myself to provide a handy and useful reference tool for my students as we spend the year learning about composers and music history with our Vanishing Voices practice incentive theme.

You can easily scroll through a list of composers and select the one you’re interested in researching. The click will take you to a biographical sketch with links to a couple of his most notable compositions that you can either view in score format or listen to as professionally recorded audio files. While enjoying the virtual concert, read more about the work – when it was composed, what inspired it, and what musical elements are included.

A quick slide of the finger at the top of the screen will transport you to an extensive timeline of the composer’s life with clickable icons associated with each year that will reveal yet another timeline that places the event in context with other happenings in the world. You can even manually select which kinds of events to include in the timeline from a dropdown list, including: Architecture, Art, Literature, Medicine, Music, Politics, Science, Technology, and War.

This is a fabulous reference guide that every teacher and student can and should have at their fingertips! I am excited to make this available to my students on the studio iPad this year so that they can research various composers and listen to their compositions without having full access to the internet.

Even though the Informusic app is well worth the introductory rate of $.99, the app developers have graciously agreed to offer 3 free copies to 3 Music Matters Blog readers! Just leave a comment below to be entered in the drawing. The winners will be drawn using a random number generator on Friday, September 9, at noon (CST).

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27 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway of Informusic App

  1. Oh I am SO excited about this! It fits perfectly with what I want to provide for my students this year in our studio.

  2. My students look forward to studying a composer of the month. Having biographies on my phone and using the interactive timelines would be great. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. This sounds like an amazing app! I am excited to hear there is such a thing. It sounds like exactly what I want to provide for my students.

  4. Fabulous! I would love it if my number got drawn, but this sounds well worth it anyway. Thanks for letting us know about it!

  5. This is GREAT!!! As a Jr. High/Sr. High music teacher & choir director… I have students who would LOVE an app like this!! I would love to introduce my rural Arkansan students to a new way of researching! 🙂

  6. Congrats to the winners!

    Thank you all for your interest in Informusic! We are doing our best to make this app perfect for you and your students and believe it should always be easily accessible and affordable. For that reason, we’re going to keep the app at only $0.99 for now! And thank you, Natalie and all music educators, for spreading the love and appreciation of music!

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