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Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Brazilian Music Institute / 2018 Overview

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Founded and organized by Dr. Welson Tremura in 2001, the University of Florida’s Brazilian Music Institute (BMI) serves as a training ground for Brazilian music. Combining classical and popular styles of music, each year the BMI brings outstanding artists for a weeklong event designed to extend the experience and expand the possibilities of learning and performing Brazilian music. Through daily rehearsals and group lessons in Brazilian music with guest artists, the BMI offers a challenging and exciting atmosphere in addition to an aesthetically and socially rewarding activity for all participants. The Brazilian Music Institute is a genuine Brazilian musical experience in the United States.

2018 Brazilian Music Institute
May 14-19, 2018

New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in Miami
401 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132

The University of Florida’s Brazilian Music Institute (BMI), now in its eighteenth year, will gather outstanding Brazilian musicians for an intensive week of instruction May 14-19, 2018. This year’s BMI, taking place at NWSA, provides unique opportunities for singers, guitarists, percussionists, drummers, pianists and other instrumentalists to study with exceptional musicians such as: Hercules Gomes, Vadim Arsky, Welson Tremura, Larry Crook, Aaron Colverson, Tabajara Belo, Beatriz Malnic, and the Brazilian Voices. BMI features daily rehearsals and group lessons in Brazilian instrumental music as well as a concluding concert on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the Woflson Campus Auditorium, Room 1261 at Miami Dade College entitled Terra Brasilis: From Choro to Jazz. The concert will feature the guest artists and selected BMI participants. We hope you will join us for a week of some of the best of Brazilian music.

Supported in part by:
New World School of the Arts
Miami Dade College
Consulate General of Brazil in Miami
UF Center for Latin American Studies
UF Center for World Arts
U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program

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For more information about the 2018 Brazilian Music Institute, please contact Welson Tremura at

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