Sibelius 7 - Installation (Digital Download)

This tutorial will guide you through the steps for downloading and installing the Sibelius application.


Step 1. Check your student email for a message from Full Sail University containing your Sibelius activation code. (We recommend printing or writing down all codes for your records.)



If your code begins in the following format:

 EDU-SIBXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX - This is your Verification Code. Proceed to Step 2.

 SIBXXXX-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXXX - This is your Download Code. Skip to Step 7.


Step 2. Navigate to and enter your code into the "Verification Code" field.


Step 3. Enter your User Information and set your "User Type" to Student.


Step 4. When prompted to enter your email address, you are REQUIRED to enter your Full Sail Student Email.  You will not be able to activate your product properly if an alternate email is used. 


Step 5. Enter your Verification Information.



Step 6. Once completed, you will be sent a verification to your Student Email containing your Sibelius Download Code.


Step 7. Navigate to and log in with your Avid Account.  If you do not have an Avid Account, utilize the section on the right to create your Avid Account.


Step 8. Access your Avid Account and click "Avid Software Activation and Download".



Step 9. Input the Download Code received in your Student Email.



Step 10. Once completed, you will be provided your System and Activation IDs.  Keep this screen available, as you will need it during the Sibelius install process.


Step 11. Expand the "Product Details and Download Links" section, then download the Sibelius installer for Mac. (Don't close this Avid page - you'll need it later)


Step 12. Run the installer file and follow the prompts to complete the installation of the application.


Step 13. Navigate to your Applications folder and launch Sibelius.  You will be prompted to activate Sibelius.

Step 14. Click "Activate" to begin the process.


If the above screen does not display after clicking "Activate" in Step 13, you may access it by searching for "Avid License Control" in the Spotlight Search. (The magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of your screen.)


Step 15. Select the option to activate utilizing the "internet connection on this computer."


Step 16. Enter the System and Activation IDs listed for you under your Avid Account profile. (See Step 10)


Step 17.  Your Sibelius software will now activate.  Click "OK" to complete the process.

Step 18. Complete the Avid Product Registration (recommended).

Step 19. Go back to your Sibelius Product Details and Download Links. From here, you can download the Sibelius Sounds file.

NOTE: This is a massive 24 GB file which can take 3-12 hours, depending on your internet speed. We highly recommend connecting to a high-speed internet connection via ethernet (wired cable). 

Step 20. Run the Sibelius Sounds DMG file to install the sound library. 

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