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Tuition: $1,590
Includes Housing
Scholarships Available

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
June 7 - 16, 2024

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY

MISSION STATEMENT

The Brazilian Guitar Academy promotes Brazilian Guitar through education, research, performances, networking, and supporting young artists.

In Cooperation with 
FASM - FACULDADE SANTA MARCELINA

Located in the heart of Sao Paulo, the Brazilian Guitar Academy offers a course on Brazilian guitar techniques and methods taught by members of the Santa Marcelina College, a premiere Brazilian music school, along with some of Brazil's most important guitarists.  Participants will take private lessons, attend masterclasses, perform solo and in ensembles, and learn about the history of Brazilian guitar.   This two weeks course is intended for guitarists who looking to learn more about Brazilian guitar and Brazilian music.  All education activities will take place at the Faculdade Santa Marcelina and performances will be throughout the city of Sao Paulo. 

About
Sheet Music and Guitar

CLASSICAL GUITAR

Participants will learn about the Brazilian classical guitar history, techniques, practices, and repertoire.  These topics will be covered in lectures, lessons, and masterclasses.

Man Playing Guitar

JAZZ GUITAR

Following the steps of Brazilian crossover guitarists, participants will learn about the Brazilian intersections of improvisation, Brazilian rhythms, classical and popular technique, and song accompaniment. 

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SCHOOL

Santa Marcelina College

Santa Marcelina College has stood out as an important center for the Brazilian Guitar since the creation of the graduate program (specialization) Guitar: Pedagogy and Performance which, coordinated by Sidney Molina, has a team of guitarists and professors active both in on international stages as well as in academic research in different areas, such as classical guitar, Brazilian guitar and popular music, and guitar pedagogy. The Brazilian Guitar Academy will therefore benefit from the physical structure of Santa Marcelina College and from the high artistic level of its professors.

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HOTEL

Transamerica Executive Perdizes


In the upscale Perdizes neighborhood, this polished hotel is a 10-minute walk to Faculdade Santa Marcelina, where most of the program events will take place.

Modern rooms with hardwood floors offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and desks. Room service is available.

Along with complimentary breakfast, amenities include a casual Italian restaurant, a fitness room, an indoor pool and a sauna. There's also a lounge with a TV, in addition to 5 meeting rooms. Parking is extra.

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CITY

São Paulo

 

São Paulo is Brazil's vibrant cultural and financial center.  The city has a rich architecture ranging from colonial buildings of the 1500's through the 21st century.  With a population comparable to New York or Tokyo, São Paulo is the hub of the arts in South America, and its splendid musical scene features the some of the most important performers, composers, conductors, and pedagogues.  São Paulo also is home to the top Brazilian guitarists.

Faculty
Schedule
Still Life with a Guitar

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Jun 07

Arrivals (GRU Airport)

Jun 08

10:00-11:40 Opening Lecture "Leo Brouwer 80 years: an analysis of Cuban Landscape with Rain" (Sidney Molina)

15:00-16:40 Exploring the guitar in creative ways (Badi Assad)

Jun 09

Cultural Excursions

Jun 10

8:30/ 9:20/ 10:10/ 11:00 / 11:50

Guitar Lessons
10 participants take lessons with Daniel Murray or Everton Gloeden

 

9:20-12:40

10 participants attend the Studio Experience (Thiago Abdalla)

 

14:00/ 14:50/ 15:40/ 16:30/ 17:20

Guitar Lessons 
10 participants take lessons with Daniel Murray or Everton Gloeden

 

14:00-17:20

10 participants attend the Studio Experience (Thiago Abdalla)

Jun 11

9:20-11:50 Masterclass – Gilson Antunes

15:00-16:40 Lecture – The Guitar in Brazil (Gilson Antunes)

Jun 12

9:20-11:50 Masterclass – Fabio Zanon

15:00- 16:40 Lecture – Villa-Lobos and the Guitar (Fabio Zanon)

Jun 13

8:30/ 9:20/ 10:10/ 11:00 / 11:50

Guitar Lessons
10 participants take lessons with Daniel Murray or Everton Gloeden

 

9:20-12:40

10 participants attend the Studio Experience (Thiago Abdalla)

 

14:00/ 14:50/ 15:40/ 16:30/ 17:20

Guitar Lessons 
10 participants take lessons with Daniel Murray or Everton Gloeden

 

14:00-17:20

10 participants attend the Studio Experience (Thiago Abdalla)

18:00-19:40

Studio Guitar Mixing Session - all participants (Thiago Abdalla)

Jun 14

Two simultaneous masterclasses:
9:20-11:50 Masterclass – Douglas Lora
9:20-11:50 Masterclass – Camilo Carrara

 

15:00-16:40 Lecture – Brazilian Rhythms (Douglas Lora)

19:00 Participants Recital I

Jun 15

10:00 Participants Recital II

15:00-16:40 The Brazilian Popular Guitar (Ulisses Rocha)

19:00 Concert 
Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet

Jun 16

Departures

Program Fee

PROGRAM FEE AND DETAILS