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Street Address:

Santa Apolónia campus: Apartado 101, 5301-856 Bragançan, Portugal


+351273 313 684

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Undergraduate program


Licenciatura em Música (=Bachelor). Three years. Studies include performance (keyboard, Orff instruments), music history, aural training, ensemble. For teaching music in schools.

Institution Notes:

The Instituto Politécnico de Bragança was founded in 1983.

Country Notes:

The Ministry of Education has the sole responsibility for music education and training, both in general and specialised schools, with the Secondary Education Department being directly involved with professional music, conservatories and officially recognised private music schools. Secondary professional music schools are funded to the extent of 75% by the European Community; state conservatories offer free tuition; regional music schools and private academies are fee-paying. At university level, higher education is pedagogically and financially autonomous. MUSIC FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN. At pre-school and at primary school, music studies form a required part of the curriculum, and, in years five and six, may be taught by a teacher specialising in music. In years seven to nine music may be studied as an alternative to a foreign language or a technological subject. Some professional music schools have attached general schools where, following an audition, students may be admitted to concentrate on music studies in addition to general education subjects for up to three years. A network of private fee-paying music schools also provides music training to those not attending the subsidised professional music schools, and private music teaching as a free-lance activity is extensive. PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TRAINING. At the higher music schools (Escola superior de Música) in Lisbon and Oporto students may enter following audition between the ages of 13 and 22 years (or between 16 and 27 years for singers). The Bacharelato is awarded after the two to three years of the first cycle of studies. Following the second cycle (two to three years) the Licenciatura is gained. Music is a required subject in training courses for kindergarten and lower primary teachers at Higher Schools of Education. The training of performers, specialist music teachers or researchers is undertaken either in the Higher Schools of Music (in Oporto and Lisbon), universities or teacher training centres. THE PORTUGUESE MUSIC RESEARCH AND INFORMATION CENTRE (Centro de Informaçao da Música Portuguesa) Miso Music Portugal. This Centre aims to facilitate and encourage the performance and understanding of music by Portuguese composers throughout the world. The Centre has organised a database for Portuguese music in the 20th and 21st century, including interviews with composers, scores, recordings, bibliographies, catalogues, discography, analyses of works, musicological studies, videos, photographs and the like. It issues a quarterly newsletter. Rua do Douro 92, Rebelva, Parede, PT-2775-318, Portugal. Website: The Portuguese Music Research and Information Centre is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres. AZORES ISLANDS AND MADEIRA ISLANDS. The Azores Islands and Madeira Islands are Portuguese territories with a similar system of music education to that of Portugal itself.

Last Updated:

January 2020