Adding ensembles

You can add multiple players simultaneously by adding ensembles, such as a complete string section or four-part choir. You can select existing ensembles and build new ones.


In Dorico Elements, the maximum number of players you can have in a single project is 24. Only ensembles containing 24 or fewer players are available.


  1. In Setup mode, open the ensemble picker in any of the following ways:
    • Press Shift-E.

    • In the Players panel, click Add Ensemble Add Ensemble button.

    • In an empty project, click Add Ensemble Add Ensemble button in the project start area.

  2. Select or build the ensemble you want in the ensemble picker.
  3. Optional: If you built a new ensemble that you want to reuse in future projects, click Save to open the Save Custom Ensemble dialog and save your ensemble.
  4. Click Add.


The players in the selected ensemble are added to the Players panel, as either single or section players depending on the ensemble type. They are assigned to all flows that originated in the project.


You can use project templates to start projects with multiple players.