Academic Information
Practica Musica 7 Personal Edition  

  • Who buys it?  the student, via the Apple Store or the Windows Store.
  • What does it cost?  $44.95 complete, no term limit.

Purchased and owned by the student, the Practica Musica Personal Edition is ideal for students who have either a Macintosh or a Windows 10 computer available. The personal edition is the complete Practica Musica 7, including the digital textbook Exploring Theory and all activities.

If in a class using Ars Nova's "Webstudents" system, Practica Musica regularly uploads student progress data via the Internet to the class account. These scores then are available to the class instructor via the new "View student progress reports" instructor option within Practica Musica (instructor options can be enabled in any copy of the program by emailing help@ars-nova.com with your serial number and the name of the class account(s) you'd like to access). Your class account also has management tools accessible at the WebStudents link on our front page.
Practica Musica 7 Site License (now including optional Lab Edition)  

  • Who buys it?  the high school, college or university
  • What does it cost?  $300 for a 1-year license or $800 for a 3-year license - licensed for 30 users. Sites are available for any user count.

Purchased and owned by the school, the Practica Musica 7 Site now comes in two different forms: one, the Lab Edition, can be installed on computers in a school lab or on school-owned laptops. The Lab Edition allows students to either choose their name from the class list or create a new personal file. The other, still called the Site Edition, can be freely downloaded by students to their own computers. You can use either or both of these. Students who own a computer can access from the school lab the same student record they see at home.

The Lab Edition should be installed by school techs: it requires the school's private serial number when first installed. The home copy of the site can be installed personally by students at no charge to them, using the links at our Installers page; it requires only the name of the school's 'webstudents' account when first launched, and creates a student file online that will also be available in the lab copy if your school is using a lab. (Students who want to be able to use the program both at home and at the school lab should sign in their home copy first so that they will have a file available in the class list when they arrive at school). Students who have purchased a personal copy of the program for their home use are also free to use the Lab Edition if the school has one; they are not counted in the site user count.

Instructors view online copies of student progress via the new View Student Progress option (see above). Like the Personal Edition, both forms of the Site Edition contain all Practica Musica 7 learning activities and the Exploring Theory digital multimedia textbook. Instructors can use the management tools at our WebStudents page to remove students no longer in the class to make room for others.


Counterpointer 3 Personal Edition

  • Who buys it?  the student, via the Apple Store or the Windows Store.
  • What does it cost?  $49.95 complete, no term limit.

Purchased and owned by the student, the Counterpointer Personal Edition is ideal for students who have either a Macintosh or a Windows 10 computer available. The personal edition is the complete Counterpointer, including a guide to writing species counterpoint and all activities.

If in a class using Ars Nova's "Webstudents" system, Counterpointer regularly uploads student progress data via the Internet to the class account. These scores then are available to the class instructor via a password-protected WebStudents Control Panel web page (read more about WebStudents).
Counterpointer 3 Site Edition

  • Who buys it?  the high school, college or university
  • What does it cost?  $300 for a 1-year license or $800 for a 3-year license - licensed for 30 users. Sites are available for any user count.

Purchased and owned by the school, the Counterpointer 3 Site Edition can now be installed to the students' own personal computers, which is ideal for remote learning. Students need no authorization beyond the Webstudents account name of their class and are given a link to download their own copy of the program. Instructors view student progress via the Webstudents online service at Ars Nova. Like the Personal Edition, the site edition contains all Counterpointer learning activities and the guide to writing species counterpoint. Licenses of downloaded copies last as long as the site license is valid. Instructors can remove students no longer in the class in order to make room for others.

The Site Edition can also be used on school computers but requires an individual user account for each student. On the Macintosh, these are created with the Users and Groups option in System Preferences; on Windows they are created using Settings/Accounts. If a student has a personal login on the computer it will connect that student with a personal file for Practica Musica just as it would on a student-owned computer.