Music Composition Programs: How to Upload Scores

Please upload your scores to Decision Desk in PDF format, after you have completed the online application. Each score should be a single document (please do not submit separate PDFs for each sheet of music). If you are using Finale or Sibelius, you can create a PDF of your scores by following the steps below.

On a Mac:
1. Open your file in Finale or Sibelius
2. Go to File > Print
3. When the Print window appears, move your cursor to the left side of the Print window and scroll down to the bottom.
4. Click "Open in PDF Preview."
5. Once you open the PDF Preview, go to File > Export
6. An export window called "Preview of 'Print'" will pop up. At the top of the window next to "Export As:" enter a new title for your PDF document (Ex. "Jane's Scores")
7. Select a destination where your export will be saved (Ex. Desktop, Documents, etc.).
8. Once you save your exported PDF, it will be ready to upload to Decision Desk.

On a PC:
Note: If your PC does not currently have an Adobe PDF print driver, you will need to install one.
1. Open your file in Finale or Sibelius
2. Go to File > Export > PDF
3. To add additional information, go to Additional Properties and complete the desired fields.
4. Enter a title for your file (Ex. "Jane's Scores).
5. Select a destination where your export will be saved (Ex. Desktop, Documents, etc.).
6. Once you save your exported PDF, it will be ready to upload to Decision Desk.

If you run into issues, when uploading your scores to Decision Desk, please use the Decision Desk "Support" feature on the left side of the website.

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