Latest stable version is 2.0.2

Windows Mac Linux

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7

Portable version
Older versions
OS X 10.7+ Intel

Older versions
Distribution packages
Community packages
(Download the source code)

BSD packages


Distribution packages (often out-of-date)

Many distributions release a package of MuseScore with each new version of the distribution. However, MuseScore releases rarely coincide with a distribution release so these packages are often out-of-date.

  • Ubuntu: Search for "musescore" in the Ubuntu Software Center.
  • Mint: Search for "musescore" in Software Manager.
  • Arch Linux: Package name: musescore. Just run "pacman -S musescore".
  • Debian: The package "musescore" can be installed from the main repository using your favorite package manager. A more up-to-date package is often available in the "unstable" (sid) distribution.
  • Fedora: Check your package manager or run "yum install mscore" as root.
  • Mageia: Download the correct RPM package using Mageia Control Center.
  • PCLinuxOS: Available in the PCLinuxOS repositories.
  • Gentoo: Available in Portage. Just run "emerge musescore".

Community packages (usually up-to-date)

The MuseScore community may provide a more up-to-date MuseScore package for your distribution:

  • Ubuntu and derivatives (e.g. Mint): Add the mscore-stable Ubuntu PPA. (Instructions on that page.)
  • Debian: Check the "unstable" (sid) distribution, or you could try manually installing DEBs from the Ubuntu PPA.
  • openSUSE: The latest RPM packages for openSUSE can be downloaded from the multimedia:musescore2 repository of the Open BuildService. The easiest way is to use the 1-Click Install (click "Show unstable packages").


  • OpenBSD: You can install MuseScore from packages: pkg_add musescore or ports: audio/mscore
  • FreeBSD: You can install MuseScore from the ports collection: audio/musescore
  • DragonFly BSD: You can install MuseScore from the ports collection: audio/musescore

Older versions

All older versions of MuseScore are available for download from

For older versions of Mac OS X:

Download 1.3 for 10.6+ 64-bit
Download 1.2 for 10.6+ 32-bit Core Duo
Download 1.1 for 10.4+ Universal

Unsupported versions of Windows

  • 32bit version without SSE2: The supported releases of MuseScore 2.0 require a processor supporting SSE2 or it will crash on startup. If your processor doesn't support SSE2, you can try this unsupported build or an older version of MuseScore.
  • 64bit version: There are only two known reasons why you would want to run this unsupported 64bit build: Because you want to use a huge SFZ or because your MIDI keyboard driver doesn't support 32bit.

Nightly versions

Nightly versions are produced from the code of MuseScore that is being developed. They are intended for testers and advanced users who want to experiment with new features, or need access to the latest bug fixes and are willing to risk the instability of an unfinished product. A file saved in these may not open in a future one. Use at your own risk. Please report any bugs you find. See also comparison of stable, prerelease, and nightly builds.

Currently there are packages for two different nightly build branches: 2.0.3, previews for the next release of MuseScore, and master, the more advanced/unstable branch. For more information, see

Windows Mac Linux
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
OS X 10.7+ Intel PPA (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.)
All other Linux

Source code

MuseScore is a GNU GPL licensed open-source program.

Minimum requirements


  • Windows 7+. Vista and XP should work, but are not supported any longer. MuseScore doesn't work on Windows RT.
  • CPU with SSE2 support (all processors since 2006)
  • 125MB hard disk space
  • 128MB RAM
  • 1024x600 pixel resolution


  • Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Intel 64-bit processor
  • 145MB hard disk space
  • 256MB RAM
  • 1024x600 pixel resolution