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In 2019, the music schools of UFMG and the University of Münster initiated their collaboration with the event HORIZONS: A week of classes, concerts and lectures in Belo Horizonte, MG. The project is dedicated to works of European classical music as well as contemporary music, addressing elements of crossover music, creative engagement with scholarly works of new music and the interpretation of all types of improvised music.


The purpose of this collaboration is to provide a platform for the exchange of information, musical styles and experiences, in addition to strengthening the ties between the two institutions to promote exchange. We hope to build a foundation for long-term collaborations, with the support of both universities and the German funding institution, DAAD.


In 2023, the UFMG Music School will receive 6 professors from the Musikhochschüle Münster between October 2rd and 6th for a week of masterclasses, lectures, classes and concerts.



Elise Pittenger and Stephan Froyleks, HORIZONS coordinators

Escola de Música da UFMG:


Renanto Tocantins Sampaio, director  

Carlos Aleixo dos Reis, vice director 

Edite Rocha, Head of the Department of Graduate Studies

Marcelo Penido, Head of the Performance Department (Voice and Instrumental)

Lincoln Andrade, Acting Head of the Theory Department

Elise Pittenger, Coordinator of HORIZONS project

Fernando Rocha, Director of the Conservatório UFMG and Co-Coordinator of HORIZONS project

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