Vic FraserVIC FRASER started his music copying career in Denmark Street (known as Tin Pan Alley, London) in the late fifties, at the same time studying harmony and orchestration. Since then he has had the honour and pleasure of working for many of the worlds foremost composers, orchestras and musicians, in film, orchestral and popular music. Amongst his other credits are more than 200 movies.

Jill StreaterJILL STREATER achieved a first class music degree and studied in Germany with Heinz Holliger before playing the oboe professionally for a number of years worldwide. Jill's keen interest in hand copying, introduced to her in 1983, led to a fulltime involvement in music preparation, latterly with all the standard computer music notation programmes. Her particular areas of expertise include musicals, films, publishing work and project management. She works with the Mac, PC and Acorn platforms.

Ann BarnardANN BARNARD became a professional musician in 1976 after studying at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently spent a few years combining horn playing with music copying. Ann was responsible for pioneering the first successful music preparation team in the U.K., providing her with unrivalled experience in all aspects of music preparation for theatre, film and television.

first started music copying whilst spending five years with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as librarian. In 1972 he became a full-time music hand copyist, undertaking a wide variety of work. With the advent of computer processing, he has developed great expertise on both the older and newer versions of the Sibelius programme.

Richard IhnatowiczRICHARD IHNATOWICZ was one of the first to put down the pen in favour of the mouse. He started with Score, then tested Finale on a Mac II whilst working at The Really Useful Group. In the process he produced the vocal score of 'Aspects of Love', a major undertaking in those days. Ten years ago, when Finale became fast enough for commercial copying he became fully computerised, also using several other programmes including Erato Music Manuscriptor, Sibelius 7 and Sibelius for Windows. He has worked in Austria and Germany, and speaks French.

was educated at Chetham's School of Music and read music at Keble College, Oxford. His involvement in music preparation started by preparing editions of operas and the symphonic repertoire for Sir Charles Mackerras to conduct and record, acting as assistant conductor on many of these recordings.
He is frequently involved with the Royal Opera House and English National Opera in the preparation of new operatic material. Whilst John specialises in the Classical repertoire he is equally at home in the film world.




Vic Fraser, Jill Streater, Ann Barnard, Bob Lowdell, Dick Ihnatowicz,& John Whitfield.