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EarMaster 7

Ear training & music theory practice on PC & Mac

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The easy, motivating and efficient way to become a better musician

Over 2500 music theory exercises for all levels covering ear training,
sight-singing practice, rhythm training, Jazz harmony, Swing and a lot more

Learn to recognize, transcribe and sing melodies, scales, chords,
intervals, chord progressions and rhythms

Jazz course with swing rhythms, jazz chords, and sight-singing of Jazz standards

Detailed statistics to monitor your progress

Customize the exercises to practice the way you want

Answer questions with multiple-choice buttons, the notation staff, on-screen piano, guitar, bass, violin,
cello, mandolin, solfege syllables, scale degrees and more

Use a microphone to sing or play your answers in real-time

Use a MIDI keyboard to play your answers and control the functions of EarMaster remotely

Over a hundred instrument sounds sampled from real instruments

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We think it's the best, but don't take our word for it...

Thousands of music teachers, hobby musicians and music students are using EarMaster to train their aural skills. Like Pat David, a Youtube music instructor who recently discovered EarMaster:

Stop being a GOOD musician. Become an EXCELLENT musican!

Ear training is the key to better musicianship. You can have great technical skills, know your scales by heart, understand all the harmonic rules, but without good aural skills there's a final step that you won't be able to move up to.

To get better aural skills, you need to train your ears. And one of the most efficient method for that is EarMaster.

Being used by thousands of schools in most countries for many years, EarMaster is a serious and reliable practice tool that will help you improve your aural skills and reach new levels of musicianship - Because the difference between a good musician and an excellent musician is almost always a good musical ear

Who should be using EarMaster?

EarMaster has been designed in collaboration with music teachers. It was designed to meet the needs of:

Music students who need to practice for ear training and sight-singing exams

Music teachers, schools and choirs looking for a reliable tool to teach ear training and sight-singing at all levels of tuition

Professional musicians & hobbyists interested in keeping their musical ear in shape 

Available in 2 versions 

EarMaster Pro 7 (PC & Mac) - US$ 59.95
For all musicians and music students.
The perfect tool to obtain an expert ear, pass ear training exams, and become a better musician.
Perfect for AP Music Theory, ABRSM, RCM and similar exam standards.
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EarMaster for iPad
The best ear training and sight-singing you can get on iPad.
Many Apps in one covering all levels to acquire perfect aural skills.
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Multi-user licenses for music schools

EarMaster is also available as multi-user packages for music schools, conservatories, choirs and universities:

EarMaster Cloud (PC, Mac & iPad)
For home and school use.
Gives access to the full EarMAster software to students and teachers on PC, Mac and iPad.
Syncs assignments and results over the internet
Easy online license management
Free upgrades and free support
The most affordable Cloud solution for music education - from 0.45€ / US[module-121].45 a month per user!
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EarMaster Pro 7 Site license (PC & Mac)
Multi-seat licenses for self-service music labs.
Install the student version of EarMaster 7 in the computer lab of your school.
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Activities available in EarMaster 7

EarMaster includes 14 music theory activities covering ear training, sight-singing and rhythm practice. Over 2500 exercises and lessons will help you become better at recognizing, transcribing, playing back, and sight-reading music. Most of the activities of EarMaster can be used with a microphone or a MIDI keyboard to sing, clap or play your answers instead of clicking your way through.

The 14 activities of EarMaster are the basis for the various course and workshops that you will find in the application: the beginner's course, the General Workshops, the Jazz Workshops, Customized Exercises, and add-on workbooks such as RCM Voice Levels 1-6. 


Interval Comparison

Intv comp

EarMaster plays two intervals: Interval A and interval B. You will have to point out which one was the larger of the two.

An interval is the tonal distance between two notes. The size of an interval is therefore measured by the distance between those two notes. Finding out the largest of two intervals is identifying the interval where the distance between its two tones is the biggest. For example, the interval C-E (Major 3rd) is larger than C-D (Major 2nd).

Interval Identification

Intv ID

EarMaster plays an interval and asks you to identify it by its name using the multiple-choice buttons, or to transcribe the tones on the on-screen interface of your choice: staff, piano, guitar, bass, violin, solfege keyboard, and more.

Interval Singing

Intv Sing

EarMaster plays a tone and asks you to sing or play an interval above or below it.

Example: The note D is played, and the following text is displayed in the top bar: “Sing the Perfect 5th above D.” You will then have to sing the perfect 5th above D, which is A.

Chords & Scales

Chord Identification

Chord ID

EarMaster plays a chord and asks you to identify it by its name using the multiple-choice buttons, or to transcribe the tones on the on-screen interface of your choice: staff, piano, guitar, bass, violin, solfege keyboard, and more.

Chord inversions

Chord Inv

EarMaster plays a chord in inverted position and asks you to identify it by its name using the multiple-choice buttons, or to transcribe the tones on the on-screen interface of your choice: staff, piano, guitar, bass, violin, solfege keyboard, and more.

Chord Progressions

Chord Prog

EarMaster plays a chord progression and asks you to identify it by its name using the multiple-choice buttons, or to specify the step (I, V, bIII etc.) and quality (Major, minor, 7, sus4, etc.) of each chord.

Scale Identification

Scale ID

EarMaster plays a scale and asks you to identify it by its name using the multiple-choice buttons, or to transcribe the tones on the on-screen interface of your choice: staff, piano, guitar, bass, violin, solfege keyboard, and more.


Rhythmic Sight-Reading

Rhy Read

EarMaster shows you a rhythm notated on the staff, and asks you to clap it while following the metronome.

You can answer the questions by tapping the rhythm on the space bar ir the downward arrow of your computer keyboard, or by playing it on a MIDI instrument.

Rhythm Clapback

Rhy Clapback

EarMaster plays a rhythm and asks you to clap it back following the beat of the metronome.

You can answer the questions by tapping the rhythm on the space bar ir the downward arrow of your computer keyboard, or by playing it on a MIDI instrument.

Rhythm Error Detection

Rhy Err Detect

EarMaster shows you a rhythm notated on the staff, and then plays it with a few changes.

Your task is to identify these changes by highlighting on the staff the note values that are different from those you heard.

There can be two types of changes:

- A note has been removed

- A note has been divided into two notes

By using this detective-like activity, you will improve your ability to identify rhythmic variations.

Rhythmic Dictation

Rhy Dict

EarMaster plays a rhythm and asks you to transcribe it on an empty staff.


Melodic Dictation

Mel Dict

EarMaster plays a melodic phrase, and your task is to transcribe it on the notation staff. To do that, you can use the note toolbar at the left of the screen to select the different note values that you would like to enter, or use shortcuts. Melodies can be played isolated or with an accompaniment (chords or up to 4 melodic voices).

The melodic dictation can be either rhythmic or non-rhythmic, depending on the settings selected for each lesson.

Melody Singback

Mel Singback

EarMaster plays a melodic phrase and asks you to sing or play it back following the beat of the metronome.

You can answer the questions by singing the melody in front of a microphone, by playing it on an musical instrument connected to a soundcard, or by playing it on a MIDI instrument.

Melodic Sight-Singing

Mel Sightsinging

EarMaster displays a melodic phrase on the notation staff or as a list of solfege syllables, and asks you to sing it or play it while following the metronome.

You can answer the questions by singing the melody in front of a microphone, by playing it on an musical instrument connected to a soundcard, or by playing it on a MIDI instrument.

While you are singing or playing your answer, EarMaster draws a curve on the notation staff to illustrate your performance and show the pitch and rhythmic accuracy of your answer in details.

System Requirements


Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
Minimum screen resolution 1024x768
Soundcard with speakers
Internet connection for activation


Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite to macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Minimum screen resolution 1024x768
Soundcard with speakers
Internet connection for activation

Recommended setup

Soundcard with audio input (for microphone/instrument input)
2 Ghz processor
2 GB Ram
MIDI Controller (keyboard, percussion pad, etc.)
Headphones (necessary when using a microphone)

Note for Linux users: We have heard from several users that they got EarMaster to work with W.I.N.E without major issues. As EarMaster is using a built-in soundfont for sound playback, it shouldn't require too much setup or workarounds to be up and running. However, EarMaster is not officially supported on Linux so we can't guarantee that it will work on your Linux setup, and we will only be able to provide you with support related to universal functions of the software.  

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User Comments

What our fellow musicians and music educators think of EarMaster

I was very pleased with your product. I downloaded the trial version to assist my preparation with an upcoming audition. I am pleased to report that I passed the audition and was offered a job. This program was an important part of my preparation. I plan on purchaing the full version and letting my kids and students use it to improve their musical skill. I highly recommend this program.
Darrin Thiriot, Clarinetist with one of the Washington D.C. military bands, USA
I bought EarMaster Pro 5 a couple of years ago and am still amazed at the enormous level of professionality and didactical/pedagogical prowess so easily visible every time any one of my family "plays" with it. The program stands out from the rest by a wide margin and I would like to thank and congratulate you and the development team on this job so well done!
Dr. Ingmar Gutberlet, Bass and guitar player, Germany and his family of Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet and Flute players
I am going to begin recommending Ear Master Pro 5.0 to my piano students. It works. My daughter used it as a child and is now working on her Masters of Music degree in college. I had forgotten all about EarMaster until recently my daughter reminded me of her success with it.
Julie Blair, piano teacher, author of mypianopage.com, USA
I recently purchased earmaster for Mac. Just to let you know I think the program is fantastic and has all the exercises my students will need to excel at their exams.
Peter Friesen, piano teacher, United Kingdom
Really Ear master is great now proudly i can say that i can play any chord without delay
Mu. Balasubramani, music composer, India
A very helping software...congratulations!
William, beginner guitarist, Dago, Madagascar
I am a music lover - not a musician - and a medical man, playing for my own pleasure piano which I started in my fifth decade. I have to C O N G R A T U L A T E you and you team for a sterling work on the ear training. Since I have downloaded your trial program from the Internet it kept me absorbed already several nights close to the dawn. It is Brilliant!!! I have great a difficulty to detach myself from my laptop. It is un-put-downable! What a great use of the IT in music. My copy of the program will be on the way to me tomorrow. My great respect to you and everybody contributing to this venture. Thank you very much indeed! P.S.: My only regret is that I have found you program so late. It is worth all money and then some.
Tomasz J. Kurek, Amateur musician - Piano, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hans, this software is the best. It really is helping me to learn piano by ear! I don't know how you figured out all the right exercises to use. But each one you placed there is exactly what is needed! Hans if you ever had wondered if you got it just right! Trust me, from all the research I've been doing to figure out how to learn, your software is it! You absolutely got it perfect! Great job!!!
Jim Carrillo, Advanced piano student, Tampa Bay, Florida
I teach guitar for a living and I have to say that your program really hits the nail on the head and allows the user to concentrate on what he wants to personally develop. I've tried a few ear training programs in the past and really been disappointed. Your stuff really lets me work on what I want to work on and the whole interface is very well put together.
I really salute you guys for creating something that truly benefits musicians and I am sure that it is worth every penny. I have already started to recommend your software to all of my students.
Justin Proudman, Guitar teacher, UK
Your program is awesome and I am making great progress. I have been playing classical guitar for almost 20 years now and I have tried other perfect pitch programs and failed at them. Their concept was always from the playing a cd and listening to it. Your program is like having a teacher in front of me. When I make a mistake, it fires it back at me and pushes me to learn. Thanks again for your wonderful program, I have been looking for something like this for years. I will recommend this to all of my students and fellow musicians.
Mark Millage, Classical guitar, Music teacher, Florida, USA
Your software has helped my hearing progress astronomically faster than the traditional 'find your partner' approach. I am very hard on myself I push myself as an athlete in training might, and your software keeps up with my pace quite well. I have grown in leaps and bounds thanks to the tool you have graciously provided. I say graciously, because the fee is nominal in comparison to the returns.
Shahzad Ismaily, Professional musician, Bass and electronics, Brooklyn, New York
I have been blown away by your EarMaster. I am at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Australia and have found that using this software has improved my Aural capabilities enormously. Each point covered by EarMaster is exactly the areas in which we are working. I find EarMaster really easy to use. Thank you for turning what can be a very tedious subject into one that is extremely enjoyable.
Jan Boyle, University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Australia
My students thoroughly enjoy your program. In fact, I am going to get rid of my ....... and other ear training programs because my students would rather use your software.
Genny Rafferty, Piano teacher, Phoenix, Arizona
I recommend EarMaster without hesitation to any student or professional who wants to shift their aural skills into overdrive. (...) Even students with perfect pitch will be very hard pressed to max out the unlimited potential with your wonderful program, and I know few people who could master the melodic dictation up to 9 random chromatic notes. Thank you for writing such a great program.
Douglas Martin, Music student, University of Michigan, USA
I'm am currently in my third year at Queensland Conservatorium in Jazz Studies and just before aural/listening exams my computer and your fantastic program certainly takes a pounding. It has been an essential tool in the development of my musical ear. Thanks again.
Ross Williams, Music student, Queensland Conservatorium, Australia
This is so good I cannot stop recommending it! All those boring music lessons now become fun, and you can see and hear yourself getting better! If school was like this we would all be Einsteins.
Mark Kober-Smith, Notary Public, and amateur musician, London
I am a jazz saxophonist, and I have now been using the program for several months. Over time I have come to regard it as my second instrument. Working at it every day I am becoming able to recognise any interval in an instant, hear chord changes in and sight read tricky syncopated jazz rhythms. What more could a Jazzer want?!!!
Steve Deckett, Jazz saxophonist, UK
I'm talking about this program to all the musicians in this city. Everybody says, this is a wonderful program easy to use, easy to understand. I think that this program is the teacher that every musician must have at home.
Juan Daniel Muñoz, Drummer and band leader, Mexico
Hans, your program is one of the best I've ever used. Not only is it logical, intuitive, deeply interactive, (...). It is smart - very, very smart, and very easy to use. What I love most is what I can do on the Scale Identification page. Whether I click a piano key, a guitar string, or ledger line or space, the note and tone always play perfectly and simultaneously display everywhere. Talk about great reinforcement!! And then when I discovered that I could hold in my mouse button and drag the cursor across multiple notes only to have them all play/display, well, that sold me right there - at that point I knew I just had to buy this software. What a smart, smart program.
Raymond Smith, Keyboards & Electric Bass Guitar, Irving, Texas, USA
Dear Hans: I think EarMaster is terrific. I have ordered it and just received the software and am anxious to install it. I have also referred the program to several of my friends, as well as my teacher. I am an adult piano student, having taken lessons for 6 years, starting at 44 years of age. I have found that I am a visual learner and that it is difficult for me to learn piano the traditional way because I have a difficult time not being able to see my hands as I read the music. I am not making the visual connection between my hands and the music, easily. But, that was before EarMaster.
Beyond learning how to learn by ear, EarMaster has helped me to visually associate the sound of a key to the piano key itself because both are right before me on the computer screen. Now, when I play the piano acoustically, I am finding it to be much easier because I can now 'see' where my hands are while still reading the music.
Linda Carey Kunnath, Piano player, USA
I am impressed with this product. In the process of searching for this type of software I had occasion to try several other programs. None of them came close to providing the depth of exercises and the ease of use that EarMaster does.
Mike Nekechuk, Amateur musician, Ottawa, Canada
EarMaster has been the best ear training software that I have tried. It looks very nice and it has everything I need to practice! It is GREAT!
Miguel-Gerardo Brito, Music student, Puebla, Mexico
One of the best programs of its kind. For the price you ask, unbeatable...
Axel Gallrein, Hobby musician, Berlin, Germany
This is far and away the best ear training program I've come across, and it's much less expensive than many others.
Michael Rosenberg, Professional musician, California
I really enjoyed using the EarMaster evaluation copy. As a software developer I can appreciate that you've done a great job both in design and implementation.
Alan Macy, Responsive Software, Trinidad, California
What a great tool!
Doug Mitchell, Music student, Seattle, USA
I think EarMaster is one of the best ear trainers I have seen. It is quite powerful, its appearance is visually pleasing, it is uncluttered and it is simple to use. I like the large keyboard and the three different ways test questions can be answered. I also like the clearly set out way in which users can create their own chords and scales.
Doug Truter, Australia
I have only been using EarMaster for one week, and I'm able to now play songs by ear. Unbelievable.Thank you. I highly recommend EarMaster.
Sheila Evans, keyboard, Chicago, USA
Many people might say that a computer cannot replace human beings, but EarMaster certainly comes close in many ways. Given the nature of our discipline and the large amount of practice required, EarMaster is a patient and non-judgmental teacher.
Dr. David Ehrke, Professor of Music, University of Nevada, Reno
Yes, we wrote the quotes ourselves! (just kidding) - How did we get them? They are just a few of the comments we have received by email. All authors are quoted with permission.
Webmaster, EarMaster.com

A trip around the world - Schools using EarMaster

We have always worked hard to make our software available in as many countries and languages as possible. It's not an easy task, but we think that it is worth the effort, because it means that students and teachers can have easier access to modern tools for music education.

Here is a short list of some of the schools that use or have recently used EarMaster for their ear training and music theory classes. Happy travel!

Schools using EarMaster


Comú De Sant Julià De Lòria


Hale School
Sutherland Shire Christian School
University of Western Sydney
Flinders Christian Community College
Central Coast Grammar School
G4 Guitar
Music Education Network Pty Ltd
FCJ College
Australian Guild of Music Education


Mozarteum, Salzburg


The College of Bahamas


Stedelijk Conservatorium Brugge
Academie Haspengouw
Académie Woluwé saint lambert
Gemeentelijke Academie MWD Grimbergen
Gemeente Schoten Academie voor muziek en woor
Muzeikacademie Ekeren
Hogeschool PXL


Gobal Arts Brasil
Associacao Torre de vigia
Instituto Adventista de Ensino


College Sainte-Anne
Richmond Christian School
Grovenor Music Studio
University of Lethbridge
Bethany Bible College
Pixel Blue College
Cegep Saint-Laurent
University of Toronto Scarborough
Cegep de Drummondville
Conservatoire de musique de Montreal
RB Russell Vocational School
Université de Moncton
JCL Cartier
University of Guelph
Bathurst Music Academy
Universite de Sherbrooke
Bearspaw School
Harmonie Inspiration


St. Ignatius Catholic School


Staff Music Academy
Universidad de Antioquia
Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas
Universidad de San Buenaventura
Conservatorio del Tolima
Academia de Música
Aula moderna de musica y sonido
Richmond Christian School
Fundación Triquiñuela


Domov sociální pece Skalice


Rosborg gymnasium & HF- kursus
Pinsevækkelsens Højskole
Fredericia Amtsgymnasium og HF-kursus
Slagelse Musikskole
Unge Hjems Efterskole
Virum Gymnasium
Kalundborg Gymnasium og HF
Køge Musikskole
Vesthimmerlands kulturskole
Roskilde Katedralskole
Næstved gymnasium og HF
Herning gymnasium
Skive Musikskole MGK
Sonic College (Haderslev)
Gentofte Music School
Blåkilde Efterskole
Rudehøj Efterskole


Fie kaido järvsoo


Guitar Trainer - Joni Kosonen
Kaustisen musiikkilukio


Cours Florent
Communauté de Communes de la Côte d'Albâtre
Espace musical Georges Fontaine
Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne
Cité de la Musique de Paris
Conservatoire de Samer
Institut technologique européen des métiers de la musique
Conservatoire Marin MARAIS
Ecole Tous en Scène
Ecole De Musique De Petit-quevilly
Conservatoire de Belley
CA Argenteuil Bezons
EMA Réunion
Conservatoire de Brive
Ecole de Musique et de Danse de Boulogne-Billancourt
Communauté de Communes des Sables d'Olonnes
CRD de Bourg-la-Reine/Sceaux


Universität Heidelberg
Landesmusikgymnasium Montabaur


CCC Kei Wan Primary School
Hong Kong Recorder & Music Education Centre
Carmel Divinve Grace Foundation Secondary School


Tonkjallarinn ehf


CIT Cork School of Music


School of New Music and Animation, Tel Aviv
Ben gurion high school Ness Ziona Istael


Fondazione Siena Jazz
Retroscena Srl


Choshi Highschool
Bunkyo University
Higashimaizuru Senior High School
Jin-ai Women's College


Kazakh Kurmangazy national conservatoire


St Paul Choral Society


El Colegio de Oaxaca
Universidad Veracruzana
UNAM Escuela Nacional de Musica


Muziekschool DEPIANO
De Nieuwe Veste
Grotius College
Johannes Fontanus College
Media College Amsterdam
Helen Parkhurst
Haarlem Music Academy
Haarlemse Gitaarschool
ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten


NC Guitar School
Eastern Institute of Technology


Stiftelsen Viken Folkehøgskole
St. Hallvard vgs skole
Skien videregående skole
Norges musikkhøgskole


Instituto Orson Welles
Pontificia Universidad catolica del Peru


Laboratorium - Szkola Muzyki
Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna I Stopnia Im.K.


Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional
Ediçoes Convite à Música
Intermusica, Lda
Academia De Música De Obidos
Academia de Música de Costa Cabral


MEO "Kuzmolovskaya school"


Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
UWC South East Asia-Dover Campus


ANV, s.r.o.


Grey High School
University of KwaZulu-Natal


Escola de Musica, Terrassa
Conservatorio Profesional de Música
Escuela municipal de musica y danza
Musica Accion
Juventudes Musicales De Alcalá
Praza do Conservatorio
Escola de Musica - Conservatori/Patronat Mu
Unión Musical de Mislata
APA Escola Municipal de Música de Berga


Municipality of Stockholm
Musikskolan Eskilstuna
Jenny Nyströmsskolan
Billströmska Folkhögskolan
S:t Mikaelsskolan
Musikgymnasiet i Skövde
Kalmar Kulturskola
Samspelsskolan Svängrummet
LBS Kungsbacka
Landstinget i Kalmar län
Uppsala universitet
Växjö Katedralskola
LBS Jonkoping
örebro kulturskola
Academy of Music and Business


Gymnasium Bäumlihof
Gymnasium Interlaken
Conservatoire de Fribourg

United Kingdom

Leeds University
University of London
Upper Bann Institute
City Literary Institute
Sonic Arts Research Centre
Albyn School Ltd
Sir John Leman High School
School of Creative Arts


Berklee College of Music
Wilkinson Music Studio
Western Kentucky University
Ave Maria University
USC Thornton School of Music
The Woodlands Christian academy
Fruit Cove Middle School
North Vermilion High School
Bryan Independant School District
Beacon Cove Intermediate School
IPC - FINE ARTS, Sioux Falls
Janae Nilsson Piano Studio
Poquoson High School
Chipola College
Charlotte Academy of Music
Roxbury Latin
Carmel Divinve Grace Foundation Secondary School
Fay School
Cardigan Mountain School
Clemson University
Central York High School
Wenatchee Valley College
Wellesley College
Bethel College
University of Toronto, Scarborough
Orem High School
University of Nevada, Reno
Adirondack Community College
Southwest Mississippi Community College
The Westminster Schools
TX A&M University-Corpus Christi
Gettysburg College
The Altamont School
Great Lakes Christian College
Brookwood School
Servite High School
Reagan College Prep High School
Phoenix House
Presbyterian College
Milken Community High School
Virginia Beach School of the Arts
North Jersey Homeschool Association
Mision Victoria Roca Blanca
Berklee College of Music
Georgia Regional Girls Choir
University of Toledo
Lewis and Clark Community College
Kilgore College
Fei Tian College
Grace University
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Hedman Music Studio
Interlochen Center For The Arts
New Hope Christian College
Xavier University Department of Music and Theory
St. Augustine School
Concord Conservatory of Music
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Clayton State University
Belmont Academy¨
Illinois Wesleyan University
Concordia University, St. Paul
YES Prep Public Schools
Roger Williams University
Chadron State College
Minneapolis Community and Tech College
University of Redlands School of Music
The Liberty Common School
College of Southern Nevada
George Whittell High School
Simpson University
Howard Payne University
Houston Community College-Central
Naperville School District 203
Cary High School PABC
Mercury Bay Area School
Fulton County Schools

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