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Participate in the Music Braille Code Conference Call!

This blog post is concerned with the 2015 Braille Music Code, and where to obtain a copy. In addition, there is information about an upcoming conference call for those wishing to discuss braille music topics.

The announcement comes from BANA, the Braille Authority of North America. BANA is the organization which makes decisions about contractions, formatting, and other Braille issues. Their announcement appears below.

Sign Up Now to Participate in Conference Call
Focusing on Music Braille Code, 2015!

To Music Braille readers, transcribers, and teachers in the U.S. and Canada:

Do you have questions about the new music braille code? Join a conference call about the Music Braille Code, 2015 (MBC-2015), presented by the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Ask questions of expert music braille transcriber and proofreader Dan Geminder, Chair of the BANA Music Braille Committee that wrote the new codebook, and of other members of his committee.
What will you learn about during the call?

  • MBC-2015 has clarified many aspects of music braille and is easier to search than was the previous codebook.
  • MBC-2015 aligns more closely with the music braille international manual than did the previous codebook.
  • MBC-2015 incorporates UEB (Unified English Braille), with international consultation.

Don’t have MBC-2015 yet? It will be sold by the American Printing House for the Blind and is currently available from the BANA website in both PDF and BRF formats (the BRF is in zipped files). Visit www.brailleauthority.org/music.html for download instructions.

Interested in participating in this conference call? It will be limited to 25 participants, so please let us know of your desire to participate by emailing [email protected] no later than Friday, December 16. Participants will be notified of their selection for the call, will receive more information about the call, and will be encouraged to email their music braille questions prior to the call so that Dan and his committee can answer those questions most clearly and completely.
BANA is excited to inform the music braille community about what’s in MBC-2015 and looks forward to hearing from those interested in participating in this informative conference call!


You can follow the work of BANA by signing up for BANA-Announce, a one-way email list that disseminates news and information. To join this list, send a blank email message to [email protected] and follow the directions in the confirmation email that will be sent in response. You can also follow BANA on Facebook and Twitter!

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