Discussing the teaching of composition at the university

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The challenge involved in the teaching of musical composition is somewhat analogous to the issue of reconciling theory and practice; this is when the teacher– student relationship triggers a flow of information that leads to the construction of new concepts that are established by either or both sides. The present paper emerged from a roundtable held at the “The Teaching of Composition at the University” colloquium, which took place at the State University of Paraná in November 2019. The authors did not attempt to arrive at definitive conclusions but, rather, point out directions for critical reflection and practical approaches about the issue of teaching composition. The occasion was also an excellent one for sharing didactic experiences taking place at universities in Brazil and abroad.


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Biografia do Autor

Yuri Behr, State University of Paraná

Yuri Behr Kimizuka. Composer, Conductor, Researcher and Professor in the area of musical composition at State University of Paraná (UNESPAR). Doctor in the area of processes of musical creation from ECA/USP, with the thesis “Modelização e pensée sauvage na prática composicional” under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Silvio Ferraz Mello Filho. At State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC) Music Department, oriented by Prof. Dr. Luigi Antonio Irlandini, he completed a Master's degree in Musicology about George Crumb's Makrokosmos (“Tempo: diferenciação e repetição no Makrokosmos de George Crumb”). Research interests include also studies about tempo, processes of musical creation, computer-assisted composition. 

Clayton Rosa Mamedes, Federal University of Paraná

Clayton Rosa Mamedes. Postdoctoral researcher and professor in the Music Graduate Program at Federal University of ParanaÌ (UFPR), professor at State University of ParanaÌ (UNESPAR - EMBAP) and coordinator of the Laboratory of Music, Sonology and Audio (LaMuSA-UNESPAR). Doctor in music from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), holding master and bachelor degrees in music composition also from Unicamp. Develops researches in the areas of multimedia installations, interaction, sound design, spectral music and electroacoustic music. Currently holds a CAPES Fellowship.

Isaac Felix Chueke, State University of Paraná

Isaac Felix Chueke. Conductor, Educator, Researcher. Professor at State University of Paraná (UNESPAR). PhD, Universitè Paris-Sorbonne; Master's Degree in Orchestral Conducting, City University of New York. Music Director and Guest Conductor with various orchestras. Teachings at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Federal University of Paraná, Paris-Sorbonne. Former Head of the Music Department at the National Library in Rio de Janeiro. Member of ANPPOM, SMT, Grupo Literatura & Outras Artes - UFPR, Grupo de Estudos e Prática da Música dos Séculos XX e XXI - DeArtes/UFPR, GRMB (Groupe de Recherche Musiques Brésiliennes)-IreMus/CNRS, LANGARTS in Paris. Fields of Study: Performance, Analysis, Esthetics, 19th-21th Century Music, Brazilian Music. Articles in French, English and Portuguese.


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Behr, Y., Mamedes, C. R., & Chueke, I. F. (2020). Discussing the teaching of composition at the university. Revista Vórtex, 8(1), 14. https://doi.org/10.33871/23179937.2020.8.1.14