The first orchestra converting to ipads

SKO is the first German orchestra to convert paper sheet music to tablets

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra has been selected by the state of Baden-Württemberg for the ZUKUNFTSSTARK funding program and will receive a total of 78,368 euros for converting paper sheet music to tablets.

With the ZUKUNFTSSTARK funding program, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts supports cultural institutions in investing in sustainable digitization projects under corona conditions and in further developing their structures. The state of Baden-Württemberg is providing around 1.3 million euros for this purpose.

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra was selected by an independent jury from a total of 49 applications for the funding program. The investment of just under 80,000 euros will enable the SKO to continue its digitization strategy by becoming the first orchestra in Germany to convert paper sheet music to tablets.

"We are very pleased about the funding, it fits perfectly with our digitization strategy," said Markus Korselt, the SKO's Managing and Artistic Director. "The use of tablets not only gives our musician:s access to the entire music library at any time. It also makes it easier to use, because you no longer have to turn pages by hand, but only with the foot pedal. In addition, rehearsal work is made easier because entries such as tempo or volume specifications can be changed at will with the stylus and transferred to other musicians' tablets in real time. Not to mention the many paper printouts that will be eliminated in the future. And finally, our musicians will be easier to see on stage because they will no longer be hidden behind large music stands and lectern lights."

The tablets are to be used from the spring onwards

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