Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEW YORK - Mar 09, 2020 - Artusi, Inc., the premier provider of digital tools to music educators, announced today that it has acquired MacGAMUT, a leader in the industry with over 30 years of devoted usage. Artusi adds the storied brand to its innovative online platform, which is used by top music programs across the United States and Europe to provide students with interactive training at the university and high school levels.
“MacGAMUT pioneered the space of digital music education, which has grown into a large market of hundreds of thousands of students eager to embrace this technology. We are honored that Ann and David Blombach believe we are the right team to take these booming products to the next level,” said tech industry veteran, Logan Beirne, Artusi’s CFO. Jessamyn Conrad, Artusi’s CEO added, “This is a boon for both students and the instructors who assign these tools. We are thrilled that MacGAMUT has entrusted Artusi to continue their decades of groundbreaking work.”
Professor Michael Scott Cuthbert, Artusi’s Chief Music Officer and the inventor of its platform, explained, “Like most music professors, I have fond memories of using MacGAMUT as a student myself, and I’m excited to bring MacGAMUT’s educational ethos into new tools designed for the next generation of musicians. Along with Artusi’s tools, it will provide my students with unlimited practice while saving me many hours grading each week so I can spend valuable time fostering their creativity.”
Artusi and MacGAMUT’s products are now available via their websites and Artusi will be launching a fully integrated product in August 2020.
First released in 1988, MacGAMUT was a pioneer and leader in computer-assisted music instruction. MacGAMUT was invented and developed by Ann Blombach, Ph.D., who was the Chair of Music Theory at Ohio State and helped to lead the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. Together with her husband David Blombach, Ann built MacGAMUT Music Software, Inc. into one of the most widely used music training programs of its kind. Its devoted students and instructors have relied on it for decades inside the classroom and out. www.macgamut.com
Artusi is a suite of digital tools that help students learn the skills of music theory faster, better, and more accurately so they can spend more time pursuing the creative mission of music-making and music study. Invented by Michael Scott Cuthbert, Ph.D., Artusi’s groundbreaking proprietary platform provides automatic grading with instant feedback, as well as infinite practice for students. CTO Ryaan Ahmed is a professional musician, full-stack developer, and entrepreneur who founded Harvard Square Essays, LLC.
CEO Jessamyn Conrad, Ph.D., has served as a Managing Director at H Partners and CFO Logan Beirne, JD, founded and built international legal technology company Matterhorn Transactions, Inc.
Jessamyn Conrad, CEO
Logan Beirne, CFO