Broadway - West End - Schools All Over The World
Sept. 18, 2020
V1.05 is now live! Multichannel recording of your sessions in both RMS Coach and RMS Mix. Click here for more info.
As of 9/18/20, we've fixed a number of bugs and streamlined some features:
June 10, 2020
Looking to put on a big, glittering production of Something Rotten but can't put together the band? Look no further than Sinfonia! Sinfonia contains the full orchestration for your show* and allows you to supplement or replace your orchestra (hello, age of social distancing) without sacrificing the flexibility of live accompaniment.
*Jazzy hands and snazzy pants not included
May 14, 2020
In the dark days of March 2020, while huddled in our homes and wondering what was next, we asked ourselves: how can we help? With live productions, both professional and educational, at a stand-still (along with seemingly everything else in the world), we knew that there had to be something we at RMS could do to help.
Introducing Rehearsal Live Share (RLS). RLS allows you to connect directly through our software platforms (launching initially with RMS Coach in late May). You'll be able to share musical content through the software as always and then place a video call through the application for remote rehearsal. RLS will be included free with your existing software license or RMS Creator subscription for the time being.
Ready to connect? Learn more here.
April 16, 2020
Have you finished Tiger King and started feeling the Pandemic Panic? (Us too.) If you're fighting the Quarantine Blues or just looking for something to do, here's a little treat: we've added a pre-release version of Something Rotten to download for Sinfonia. As with all of our trials, it's fully functional for the first five songs of the show (we anticipate a full release in June 2020). If you're looking to make that omelette, this is for you.
April 8, 2020
It's true! Sinfonia for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is here (no need for pandemonium). Sinfonia contains the full orchestration for your show and is endlessly flexible to meet your production's needs. Adjust tempo, keys, combine seamlessly with any live players you have (or don't!) using the live play and vamp features. Sinfonia is the power of a live orchestra at your fingertips. (It's an even better friend than your dictionary.) Sound good?
March 13, 2020
We understand that COVID-19 is affecting nearly every community we work with globally. As such, we are waiving date change fees for all affected customers. For more information, including extension instructions, please see our official policy here.
Feb. 24, 2020
We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our Sinfonia catalogue, Little Women. Keep your orchestra from becoming "an operatic tragedy": Sinfonia contains the full orchestration for your show and allows you complete control over your keys, tempos, and cuts. It's the power of a full orchestra at your fingertips (we know: astonishing)!
Oct. 16, 2019
Thank you Santa! Sinfonia for Elf is here, just in time for the holidays. Make your Sparklejolly Dance the sparklejolliest it can be. Key changes, cuts, even the ability to control tempo in real time - Sinfonia puts the power of a full orchestra at your fingertips. They say never fall in love with an Elf, but if you do? Sinfonia has you covered.
Sept. 10, 2019
We are hard at work on Sinfonia for Elf, so your show can be as Sparklejollytwinklejingly as humanly (elfinly?) possible. We expect a mid-October release of the full show, but in anticipation of this blockbuster title, we've released a trial version with the first five songs for download. Just think of it as Christmas coming early!
July 26, 2019
Trying to put together a show but your band was struck by lightning and switched places with their moms who don't know a guitar pick from a reed? No more fear! With Sinfonia, you got this. Fully customize your orchestration to meet your show's exact needs. Learn more here!
May 29, 2019
Do you love the customization that Sinfonia affords but want even more control over the specific instrumental sounds within the program? For the most discerning musical ears, we've just introduced Reroutes, which allow you even more granular control over your show in Sinfonia. You're now able to combine instruments from any sample library you like with our Sinfonia treatment for a tailor-made sound. Music to your ears? Learn more.
March 5, 2019
Want to "throw the hammer" at your upcoming production of Matilda? With Sinfonia, your whole score is covered--Quiet, Loud, and everything in between! Sinfonia allows you to customize the score to your production's needs, from keys, to cuts, to full real-time tempo control. Download a free trial today--it's not naughty!
Something's coming: your show! Whether you're a Shark or a Jet, we've got you covered. Sinfonia has the full orchestration for your show, from the iconic "I Feel Pretty" all the way down each Mambo dance break and scene change. Combine with any live players you have (or don't!), change keys, and control the tempo in real time. With Sinfonia, you'll never have the "Dance at the Gym-Blues." Learn more here and download a Free Trial today!
Nov. 7, 2018
Want your production of Newsies to make the front page? With Sinfonia, it can! Our lushly rendered treatment of the full score of Disney's newest megahit is designed to enhance productions of all sizes. You don't have to be the King of New York to download a free trial today.
Sept. 4, 2018
Have a dream of a full band playing ABBA's infectious disco melodies? Mamma Mia! is now available for Sinfonia! Complete your sound with the ultimate super trouper and thank us for the music later. Find out more here or download a free trial today!
Click here for more info,
July 12, 2018
Ever wanted to dance, dance, dance all night or celebrate Eliza Doolittle Day? Let us help! The full score of Lerner and Lowe's crown jewel is now available for Sinfonia.
Download a free trial and learn about the Sinfonia difference here.
Jan. 31, 2018
The Bells of Notre Dame are out there...Sinfonia for The Hunchback of Notre Dame is available to download now!
July 24, 2017
Updated for the latest, definitive 11-piece orchestration and using newly developed guitar technology. Check it out!
May 30, 2017
We've got (still more) magic to do! Download your free trial of Sinfonia, in just no time at all.
Jan. 10, 2017
Consider yourself... well orchestrated. Sinfonia for Oliver is now available. Download your free trial here.
Nov. 2, 2016
We recently added a new wah effect, now available in Sinfonia and RMS Keyboards. Check it out!
Nov. 2, 2016
We just implemented a unique, solo-over-vamp feature. This gives you a vamp to cover variable stage action that changes with each performance, with a simultaneous, independant, non-repeating musical phrase. Check it out!
Oct. 11, 2016
Take your show to Heaven! Sinfonia for Sister Act is now available.
June 27, 2016
Sinfonia for Cinderella (Broadway 2013) is now available. Hurry and get it HERE. Don't worry if you drop a glass slipper along the way...
Jan. 19, 2016
Make it part of your world. Download your free trial today.
Nov. 17, 2015
If you'll be in the Sarasota, FL area over any of the upcoming Holidays, check out Asolo Rep.'s production of West Side Story. A great production - and a great example of a high end Sinfonia implementation.
June 25, 2015
We're in Lincoln, NE for the Thespians Conference. Drop by the booth to see/try any of our resources - or just to say Hi!
March 15, 2015
This technology will help you soar to new heights. Sinfonia now available for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG!
Sept. 18, 2014
Sprinkle a little pixie dust on your show and make it fly. Sinfonia for PETER PAN is now available. Download it here.
Aug. 20, 2014
Aug. 16, 2014
Jan. 14, 2014
Sinfonia is now available for both MARY POPPINS and MISS SAIGON (School Edition). Give 'em a try for free! Click HERE.
July 12, 2013
You can download your free trial of SHREK for Sinfonia right now. Get it while it's green!.
April 29, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Sinfonia is now available for LES MISERABLES, in conjunction with MTI's release of a new version of the show for professional licensing. This version reflects changes to the score which were developed during the 2009 Broadway revival and recient national tours. Please click here to download a free trial version.
Jan. 4, 2013
In the Heights is now available for Sinfonia! Please click here to download your free trial version.
May 29, 2012
The New York Times recently gave a rave review to the Gateway Playhouse's production of CATS. This production uses Sinfonia - and though the review does not mention us specifically, we know we had a big hand in producing the sound that led to this quote: "A six-member orchestra led by Jeffrey Buchsbaum delivers the score with considerable resonance."
We measure success in part by our transparency. When a critic for one of the top newspapers for theatrical reviews in the country is not aware of any technological enhancement and reacts only to the great music he hears, we know we're doing our job.
Click here to read the review.
Jan. 6, 2012
9 to 5 is now available for OrchExtra! Please contact us for details.
Nov. 29, 2011
Legally Blonde is now available for OrchExtra! Please contact us for further details.
Dec. 12, 2010
We are thrilled to announce the release of the InstrumentEase® resource for Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. We anticipate this will be one of our most popular treatments to date. To reserve your system, book now.
Dec. 12, 2009
We are delighted to announce that the following titles are available for immediate bookings:
THE KING AND I and CINDERELLA (Enchanted version) for InstrumentalEase®.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and WILLY WONKA for OrchExtra®.
Dec. 1, 2009
In time for the Holidays, InstrumentalEase&r® for WHITE CHRISTMAS is wrapped and ready to go! Book now!
Nov. 15, 2009
We received official permission from the Leonard Bernstein Organization to prepare an OrchExtra® rendition of WEST SIDE STORY. It's ready now and it's some of our best work yet. Contact MTI for bookings.
July 3, 2009
In its review of the current production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The New Theatre, KansasCity.com made special mention of the "remarkable" sound achieved by Sinfonia supporting a small band.
CLICK HERE to read the review.
Nov. 30, 2008
Hot off the presses: THE WEDDING SINGER is now available for OrchExtra®. We've loaded it with tons of fun, authentic 80s synth sounds (in addition to the usual instrumental fare). The result is fantastic! Contact your MTI booking representative to book it now, before the supply sells out!
Nov. 7, 2008
Alabama Shakespeare Festival used Sinfonia® on its 2008 Holiday presentation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The show got great reviews, and Sinfonia was one component of how this production could be "bigger and better than any version seen before at ASF".
Read the original Playbill announcement.
Dec. 12, 2007
We're pleased to announce that HAIRSPRAY, THE PRODUCERS and SWEENEY TODD are now available for OrchExtra®:
CLICK HERE for the full list of available Sinfonia® titles.
Dec. 12, 2007
We recently conducted an online survey of past OrchExtra customers. OrchExtra is the version of our Sinfonia instrument available through Music Theatre International (MTI). It has been around for about six years now, and we were curious to get a sense of what people who used it thought about it.
We sent out email questionaires to approximately 300 former customers asking the following questions:
Here are a few representative quotes:
We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response we got. Many people were incredibly effusive in expressing how much they loved OrchExtra.The product is an extraordinary benefit to High School Theater! What a joy it was for our students to have the thrill of being accompanied by a full orchestra. Members of our small school orchestra learned so much by having the experience of accompanying a live performance! - Maggie Ward, Notre Dame Prep School, Towson, MD
We were most impressed with your OrchEXTRA. The musicians, orchestra conductor, cast members and audience members all sang its praises. - Jane Long, Southeast Alabama Community Theatre, Dothan, AL
We are and will always be HUGE supporters of OrchExtra...we wish that we had the system for every show. I make sure that I share my positive experiences with everyone I know involved in theatre. - Kathy Chitwood, Eastlight Theatre, East Peoria, IL
I LOVE using OrchExtra for this show. I produced a summer high school musical for the first time at our (college) facility, and everyone was WOWed. Even my conductor, who is degreed from Johns Hopkins and the local youth symphony conductor agreed that it was not too bad. - Beth Harvey, FCCJ Wilson Center for the Arts, Jacksonville, FL
IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!! - Wendy Czerwonka, West Plains High School, West Plains, MO
In all 95% of the respondents had very favorable comments and said they hoped to use OrchExtra® again. (Most suggestions related to new titles they wanted to see developed.) We are thrilled by this response and honored that we can help producers and educators put on more musicals. We hope to build on this base of customer support with InstrumentalEase (our new Sinfonia® product for The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization), as well as other new products we have in the pipeline.
For more information on Sinfonia® products developed for Licensing Houses, click here
June 1, 2007
From time to time, we get requests from people asking for Sinfonia audio samples. We've resisted these requests in the past because we felt people who experience Sinfonia only through an mp3 or other audio file get the wrong idea about it. They hear a recording and think that that is exactly what Sinfonia is: a recording. In actuality, what defines and distinguishes Sinfonia is not so much its sound (although we're proud of that too), but its unique ability to be performed as a live instrument and integrate with an ensemble.
We still believe that the best way to get a real sense of our new instrument is to see it in action. Therefore, we always try to get those who are interested either to come to our studios for a demo, or to attend a rehearsal or performance of a show that is using it.
Nevertheless, the reques keep coming, and we recognize that some people still really want to download a quick example. Our challenge has been to find a way to provide something that demonstrates what we think is most beneficial about Sinfonia.
The audio sample below is our attempt to do just that. What you will hear is a short excerpt from the Overture to Bizet's CARMEN. The scenario imagines a very small production of the classic opera performed by a nine piece ensemble: eight acoustic instruments plus Sinfonia. In this live recording, the eight acoustic musicians first play the famous CARMEN theme by themselves. They then immediately repeat the theme, but this time joined by the Sinfonia. The point of the contrast – a small band playing without and then with Sinfonia - is to demonstrate how well Sinfonia helps eight instruments sound like fifty.
CLICK HERE for the CARMEN Sinfonia Demo.
March 6, 2007
Due to the high number of requests, RMS is proud to announce the release of the following shows:
CATS for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization's InstrumentalEase®
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL for Musical Theatre International's OrchEXTRA®
Dec. 14, 2006
Sinfonia® and OrchExtra® were discussed in an article in today's Christian Science Monitor. Read the full article on the Christian Science Monitor website.
Oct. 11, 2006
RMS proudly announces new products for The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. CLICK HERE for more information.
Sir Paul McCartney with Sinfonia®, backstage at Cirque du Soleil's production, LOVE.
Claude-Michel Schonberg and John Cameron
Left to right: John Cameron (Original Orchestrator of Les Miserables), Fred Bianchi, Claude-Michel Schonberg (Composer of Les Miserables) and Jeff Lazarus - pictured at the Les Miserables after-party on London's West End - April 2004.