Beth Sorensen ’90 is the vice president of MakeMusic Inc., and a driving force behind Finale, the industry standard for music notation.
Finale enables composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students and publishers to create, edit, audition, print and publish musical scores. It was used on the 2013 Oscar-winning pictures “Argo,” “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln,” among thousands of other film and television projects. Finale also serves educators and schools worldwide, notably at conservatories such as Juilliard School and music colleges such as Berklee.
Finale is the the flagship product of MakeMusic, an Eden Prairie music technology company that also makes virtual instrument software, musical practice software and the XML-based format for exchanging digital sheet music.
Sorensen has worked for MakeMusic since 1999, serving as software engineer, engineering manager, notation product manager and vice president of engineering. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin performance and completed her computer science degree at St. Cloud State.