The subsystem of specialized music education in Portugal since 1983: The process of integration into the general education system

  • António José Pacheco Ribeiro, Maria Helena Gonçalves Leal Vieira
  • International Journal of Music Education, July 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0255761415619424

Music Education in Portugal

What is it about?

Articulation between specialized music education and general music education

Why is it important?

The article contributes to the understanding of the evolution of the process of democratization of access to music education and instrumental music education in Portugal.


Prof M. Helena L. Vieira
Universidade do Minho

Single aspects of music education in Portugal (pedagogies, pedagogues, school and university projects, a.s.o.) need to be understood within the broader perspective of the whole curricular and political panorama of music education. This article offers an interpretive view of historical, curricular and political change in the system of music education in Portugal in the past 8 years.

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