Introduction

 

The Graduate Program in Music at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is a hub for generating music knowledge through Music Research and Practice, attuned to the principle of educating professionals capable of generating scientific and artistic knowledge, empowering them for working in Brazil’s musical and scholarly community.

With a setting of its own, born out of the characteristics of the faculty’s postgraduate training in different areas of musical knowledge, the Program has achieved continued recognition for its excellence. Accordingly, the Program has been rated by CAPES (Brazil’s government agency in charge of promoting high-standards for post-graduate courses) for years 1996-1997, 1998-2000, 2001-2003, and 2004-2006 as a Level-6 Graduate Program, the highest ranking for music graduate programs in the country. For years 2007-2009, the Program was rated as a Level-7 Graduate Program, the highest ranking among all programs in Arts/Music in Brazil.

The history of the Program and its faculty has been distinguished by intense interchange with other research centers and graduate programs in Brazil and abroad, regularly receiving visiting professors from the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America. Since the creation of the Masters Course in 1987 and the Doctorate Course in 1995, the Program has received candidates from several states across the country and, more recently, also from South American and North American countries. To date, the Program has awarded175 master’s degrees and 57 doctoral degrees. Most alumni work as teachers in more than 30 higher education (primarily public) institutions spanning the five regions of the country.

Program Overview
 

Purpose

The purpose of the Graduate Program in Music at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is: a) to generate music knowledge through Music Research and Practice, and b) to train professionals capable of generating scientific and artistic knowledge, empowering them for working in Brazil’s musical and scholarly community.

Since its inception, the Program considers the coexistence between scientific production and artistic production essential to its activities. Such coexistence, understood not quantitatively, but in terms of quality and impact, provides a fundamental conjunction between the faculty profile and the Program profile regarding their areas of concentration and lines of research. The pillars of the training activities of the Program are Research and Artistic activities, aimed respectively at the generation of scientific knowledge and artistic knowledge. This is evidenced in the Program’s areas of concentration as well as in its lines of research and the modules that make up its curriculum. The Program’s areas of concentration and lines of research, as well as its modules, are consistent with research projects and specific training of the faculty, ensuring the verticality expected of a graduate program.

Áreas de concentração

 

Doutorado

Composição

Educação Musical

Musicologia/Etnomusicologia

Práticas Interpretativas (flauta transversal, órgão, piano, violão e violino)

 

Mestrado

Composição

Educação Musical

Musicologia/Etnomusicologia

Práticas Interpretativas (flauta transversal, órgão, piano, violão e violino)

 

 

Linhas de pesquisa

 

Processos de construção musical

Aspectos analíticos, históricos e documentais da composição.

Práticas educacionais e socioculturais em música

Investigação dos processos de transmissão e recepção musical em diferentes contextos culturais e institucionais.

Transmissão e recepção de repertórios musicais históricos e contemporâneos

Pesquisas de cunho etnomusicológico desenvolvidas a partir de fundos arquivísticos e/ou etnografias musicais.

Práticas e processos de interpretação musical

Investigação sistemática dos processos e práticas aplicadas à execução musical.

Coordenação e Comissão de Pós-Graduação

Coordenadora
Profa. Dra. Catarina Leite Domenici

Coordenador Substituto
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Loureiro Winter

Comissão de Pós-Graduação
Profa. Dra. Catarina Leite Domenici
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Loureiro Winter
Profa. Dra. Jusamara Souza
Profa. Dra. Maria Elizabeth Lucas
Doutorando Bruno Milheira Angelo (representante discente)

Assistente em Administração
Isolete Kichel

Estrutura Curricular

A estrutura curricular dos cursos foi concebida de modo a atender as especificidades das áreas de concentração e linhas de pesquisa, além das características/especialidades de formação do corpo docente. Foi organizada de forma a permitir conciliar troncos comuns com as especificidades de cada área de concentração, tendo em vista a necessária compatibilidade entre áreas de concentração, linhas de pesquisa, disciplinas e formação do corpo docente.