Dorico: The music notation software for the 21st century

Dorico helps you to write music notation, producing printed results of exceptional quality — and plays it back with breathtaking realism. It is easy enough for anyone to learn, yet has hundreds of advanced notations, features, options and sounds to satisfy even the most demanding professionals. In the future, nobody will use anything else.

Music composing & writing with Dorico


Composing with Dorico

Composing, arranging — or just writing and printing out music — is made much quicker and more efficient with Dorico. Thanks to its intelligent design, it automatically adjusts the notation as you write. With nearly 1,500 sounds included, arrangements can be played back with exceptional realism and, with no workarounds needed for advanced notation, Dorico produces excellent results much more quickly than has been possible before.


Use Dorico to learn music notation

With its streamlined, natural user interface, students and those with less experience in scoring can compose and arrange straight into Dorico, making learning the language of music notation much faster and more intuitive. Editing and making changes — such as instrument, time signature or key — are straightforward, with the notation instantly and correctly adapting to include them, reinforcing the learning outcome. For teachers, producing teaching materials and hand-outs that mix music and text is easy, and it’s never been quicker to adapt arrangements for your band, orchestra or other school ensemble.


Use Dorico fpr publishing

Dorico is the perfect tool for music engraving, publishing and copying. It automatically lays out pages of balance and beauty, with comprehensive collision avoidance and advanced algorithms that handle almost any musical context with ease. Music made with Dorico has the look of the finest traditionally engraved music, and the software provides tweaking tools to satisfy the most demanding professional. Producing high-quality, crystal-clear scores for selling or performance has never been faster or easier.


Best automatic engraving of any software

Easy note input

Intelligently adjusts notation as you write

Any number of movements or pieces in a single project

Automatic layout of instrumental parts, including unique linked cues

Stunning playback — nearly 1,500 sounds included

Supports VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors (30 included)

Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor

DTP page layout

Sophisticated chord symbols, unpitched percussion and drum set notation

Unbarred music, tuplets across barlines, microtonality, etc. all handled correctly — no workarounds

Transfer to and from other programs via MusicXML, MIDI, PDF, etc.

What others say

“This software basically does most of the work for you besides actually writing music and it truly feels like you’re dealing with artificial notation intelligence.”
— Robin Hoffmann, composer, arranger and orchestrator

“I input and engraved three string quartet arrangements, printed them, and had them recorded live – all in 10 hours. I used Finale for 18 years, but after only three months I’m already faster in Dorico than I ever was in Finale.”
— Shane Mickelsen, composer, conductor, producer

"I have said it before but I must say it again; the output from Dorico is really extraordinarily beautiful."
— Goran Arnberg, pianist, arranger and composer

"Dorico has revolutionised the way I write music. It supports my creative process, allowing the fluid development of musical ideas. And the print quality is sublime!"
— Thomas Hewitt Jones, composer