Established in 2016, Music Type Foundry is the web’s premiere site for high quality music typefaces. It was founded on the belief that computer engraved music doesn’t have to look like it was made on a computer and that each piece of music should look as unique as the person who engraved it. Beautiful music notation symbols are just a piece of that puzzle, but an important one. With an eye for artistic and functional detail and a relentless desire to get things done right, founder Abraham Lee has poured over beautiful hand-engraved scores to find and create some of the most engaging designs found anywhere.
His journey began in 2011 and after years of research and commissioned and non-commissioned design work, Music Type Foundry was born with the goal to support as much of the music engraving community as possible. To that end, many of the music typefaces served here are or will eventually be supported on the major music notation applications, including LilyPond, Sibelius, Finale, and Dorico (i.e., the SMuFL standard). If you use an application not listed here, we can help you, too. Just send us a message with the details.
We understand that each score you create is a unique part of yourself. Here at Music Type Foundry we’ve created a variety of unique and beautiful music typefaces to help you better express the essence of your music. Let the heart and soul you’ve poured into your work shine through in a way that is all yours! We’re confident you’ll love seeing your scores in a fresh new way. Click “Browse Fonts” above to find a music font that matches your style today!
Thank you for choosing Music Type Foundry to support your creative musical works.
What We Do
Our ultimate goal is to provide top-quality fonts and world-class support to all the users of the recent versions of industry leading music scoring and engraving applications*, including:
We appreciate your patience as we work hard to create all the necessary files for you to get up and running as quickly as possible.
* You may notice that MuseScore isn’t in this list. Why is that, you ask? Even though MuseScore is one of the most popular open-source music engraving applications, the lead developers have chosen to make external support of 3rd-party music fonts not possible in favor of score portability. For the curious, you can read more about it in this thread on the MuseScore forums.
Need help with something else?
We’re here for you! Need help with your own fonts or anything else font related? We have years of professional typographic experience. Check out our font services page to see if there are other ways we can be assist you with our expertise.
Thanks for coming! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.