IEEE 1559 is a new multilayer music code whose international standardisation was recently achieved. Its development follows the guidelines of IEEE P1599, "Recommended Practice Dealing With Applications and Representations of Symbolic Music Information Using the XML Language". This project proposes to represent music symbolically in a comprehensive way, opening up new ways to make both music and music-related information available to musicologists and performers on one hand, and to non-practitioners on the other. Its ultimate goal is to provide a highly integrated representation of music, where score, audio, video, and graphical contents can be enjoyed together. In this paper, two different aspects of the matter are discussed: the key features of the standard that make it suitable for both music education and training, and some examples implemented to achieve such goals.