The Area of Performative Practices is aimed at training professionals in the areas of instrumental and vocal performance and conducting of instrumental ensembles. It also covers the study of development strategies for the respective pedagogies.
1) Artistic Development Processes.
Description: This line aims at the continuing education of professionals specialized in advanced and transformative musical practices, encompassing the individual mastery of the expressive medium (specific instrument, voice, conducting), the guided experience of collective practice, as well as training in auxiliary activities in the construction of a career in musical creation.
2) Instrument / Vocal / Conducting Pedagogy.
Description: This line aims at the advanced and continuing education of professionals specialized in teaching practices to act, specifically, through the practice of teaching musical instruments, singing and conducting, in collective, individual or distance modalities, in music projects pertaining to the various levels of education .
The Professional Master’s Degree in Music at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ School of Music aims to train qualified professionals in advanced musical practices – especially those related to applied research, artistic, scientific and technological development and teaching, with an emphasis on issues of local, regional and national interest – and aimed at the private and public sectors.
a) To promote the articulation between the updated knowledge in musical practices, as well as the consolidation of that knowledge in the various professional practices linked to the Area and Lines of Professional Activity (Research);
b) To train qualified professionals to generate new knowledge, with the aim of developing or improving products, processes and systems associated with the music field, at the local, regional and national level;
c) To develop research that contributes to innovation and the advancement of the professional practice areas in music, as well as meets the needs posed by the student’s professional universe;
d) To develop and improve qualified and flexible professional profiles that meet the local, regional and national needs of work in music.
Among the various professional profiles required by the music market, two stand out, which will be served by the EM / UFRJ Professional Music Graduate Program – PROMUS: the artist / instrumentalist / conductor / singer, and the instrument / conducting / singing teacher. These are the professional profiles most demanded by society, and very often they are combined in the lines of professional activity of artist / teacher individuals.
Many of the professional activities result in products clearly distinguishable from products that traditionally result from academic research. The latter produce critical reflections on music, with their main focus not on the practical realization of artistic products or educational or management experiences, but on the investigation of aspects arising from these practices and productions, the results of which are presented and disseminated in texts and publications (traditional academic bibliographic production).
Professional activities in music, on the other hand, result in artistic products (compositions, public concerts, video and sound recordings, etc.), didactic materials, pedagogical experiences, among others. Such products that result from professional practices in music only find their space in the academic model as an object of critical reflection, and their execution, in this model, is an activity that is not necessarily assessed as a course requirement.
This distinction between generated products, methods of approach and objectives is the reason why in highly developed regions in the area of musical formation, several courses with different formative paths coexist in the stricto sensu graduate studies.
However, the consolidation of music graduate programs in Brazil initially adopted only the format of academic courses, giving priority to the education of researchers in the area, thus requiring teachers and students who participate in these programs primarily to elaborate academic products (theses, dissertations, papers), relegating direct musical production (compositions, concerts, video and sound recordings, didactic materials, pedagogical actions, etc.) to the role of object of study.
With the officialization by CAPES of the professional model in the stricto sensu graduate studies, it has proved to be more appropriate to the profiles of artist / instrumentalist / conductor / singer, and to the instrument / conducting / singing teacher.
PROMUS already meets, at the professional master’s level, the significant demand for spaces for professional training and qualification in this area, addressing more directly the needs posed by the world of work.