The latest stable version is 4.2.1
Released January 24, 2024 (release notes)
Many distributions release a package of MuseScore with each new version of the distribution. However, with the exception of rolling distributions like Arch Linux, MuseScore releases rarely coincide with a distribution release so these packages are often out-of-date.
If you want to run the latest MuseScore version and get support from the MuseScore developers, we suggest installing an AppImage, however the distribution packages, even if older, are usually supported by the distribution’s package maintainers. Community images are provided by users for their distributions and have at best voluntary support.
Suitable for all Linux distributions.Instructions
sudo snap install musescore
Suitable for all Linux distributions.Download
DebianThe package "musescore" can be installed from the main repository using your favorite package manager or check the "unstable" (sid) distribution.
"dnf install musescore"
or via the "Software" GUI package install tool.
MageiaDownload the correct RPM package using Mageia Control Center.
PCLinuxOSAvailable in the PCLinuxOS repositories.
GentooAvailable in Portage. Just run
Install through YaST with Leap 15.1 +, or with the command
"sudo zypper in musescore"
. For Leap 15.0 Community packages
OpenBSDInstall MuseScore from packages:
pkg_add musescore or ports:
FreeBSDInstall MuseScore from the ports collection:
DragonFly BSDInstall MuseScore from the ports collection:
Older and unsupported versions
Development builds 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 from a nightly build may not open in a future nightly or any released version. Use at your own risk.
Please report any bugs you find.
See also comparison of stable, prerelease, and development builds. Builds that have "master" in the name of the download package are based on the development branch.
MuseScore is a GNU GPL licensed open-source program.
- Windows 10 or higher
- macOS 11 or higher
Linux distros released in 2020 or later, with fuse2 installed to run the AppImage
500 MB free space (15 GB for Muse Sounds)
8 GB (16 GB recommended)
4 cores (8 recommended)
1280x720 pixel resolution, or scaled equivalent