Presentation of the Postgraduate Program in Music

The Postgraduate Program in Music

 

The Postgraduate Program in Music is characterized by a commitment to excellence in teaching and research, which is reflected in the composition of its faculty, in their research areas and their curricular structures. It aims to promote innovative musical studies that incorporate research and practice in various areas of music in master's and doctoral levels. The program aims to provide professionals, teachers and music researchers, training that qualifies them to act in a critical and reflective way, with emphasis on the artistic specificity of the area.

 

Goals

The Postgraduate Program in Music of USP aims to:

     a.   the training of qualified personnel to carry out research and teaching activities in higher education in the area of Music;

     b.   the development of research that creates new knowledge;

     c.   the fostering of academic production (bibliographic, technical and artistic) in music and its interfaces.

 

History and context of the program

The Postgraduate Program in Music at the University of São Paulo was created from the reformulation and separation of postgraduate programs at ECA (School of Communication and Arts of USP). Since 2007, the programs that were previously grouped under the generic name of "Arts" (this was the first postgraduate degree in Arts in Brazil, begun in 1974, as well as the first PhD in the area, established in 1980), constituted independent programs, namely: Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Music. This redesign has brought greater independence and flexibility to the programs and, as a consequence, greater consistency in the set of activities developed within each of them.

Since its inception, the Postgraduate Program in Music (PPGMUS) has sought to promote innovative musical studies, combining academic research and artistic practice in order to generate new knowledge in music, offering the student body training that qualifies them to act in a critical and innovative way. Thus, the PPGMUS is characterized by a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, extension and artistic practice in its most diverse aspects.

Between 2012-2013 we had a substantial reformulation in lines of research in order to better adapt them to the artistic and academic activities of the teaching staff, creating favorable conditions so the research and guidance processes developed in the program could be organized in a more consistent and vertical form.