• DNA ARCHIVE – an artistic experience about time, migration and ancestry in intermedia composition

Looking back hundreds of generations, how would things sound as music? how would they move in space and time? Furthermore, how can the past anticipate the future and the future anticipate the past? In this compositional workshop, I invite you to investigate images, objects, movements and sounds that are stored in your DNA as your memories, impressions, forms, stories and intuitions. Let’s cross the boundaries of time (past, present and future) and of space (migrations) in your artistic practice and creations. This workshop is a call for identity and memory, that aims to produce material for future interdisciplinary compositions, performances and installations.

This course is process and result of my PhD investigations in composition and methodology.

  • Awakening in music – pitch and pulse

This workshop deepens your creativity and perception of sound and rhythm through an experimental and organic process. Noises, melodies, harmonies, shapes – all melt into movement. Pulse, impulse – and everything gathers into form. Musical forms, movement forms, rhythm and body. Time and text. A process of play, creation and discovery with sound and its relation to your voice and other voices (harmonies), to your body (rhythm) and other bodies (polyrhythms), to an idea/shape/form. Using references of creations with sound based on Viewpoints, on “circlesinging” and on the Brazilian method of rhythm O passo, this workshop will awaken your musical perception and connection.

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  • Sound and Interdisciplinary Performance

This workshops is the exploration of creative processes through movement, image, story and sound. Experiments with melody, song, text and storytelling will be encouraged through physical and vocal/instrumental exploration, extending into writing, installations, choreography, sculpture  to generate performance/ exhibition material.

Using references of creations  based on Viewpoints, on “circlesinging” and on the Brazilian method of rhythm O passo, this workshop will develop creative stimulus through different art languages.

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  • Ear Training – full program on Sight-reading, Dictation, Rhythmic practice

Main discipline taught at UNIRIO (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, since 2009). New methodologies on ear training pedagogy.

This course combines Harmonic Ear Training based on Jazz materials and Brazilian Music examples, Dictations, Solfegio, highly supported by Music technology tools. Contents go from basic tonal structures to atonalism, passing through modalism and all western music examples.

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  • O Passo – Rhythmic Trainings on Brazilian Pedagogy

O Passo is a method developed in Brazil that bases on the standing position and walking to learn and practice simple and complex rhythmic strutures. Followed by books, audio and a sequence of movement, this course is offered in workshops, whole semester disciplines and certification program of 2 years. More information at

  • Terra Brasilis – a Brazilian Music Workshop


Nossa Nova – Os Novos Baianos – Os Doces Bárbaros – A Vanguarda Paulista – Clube da Esquina – O Grande Encontro – Instrumental Brazilian Music – Villa Lobos and Classical Composers – Samba – Music of Nowadays:  Funk,  Rap,  Sertanejo,  Modern MPB.

This course is an overview of these 10 most important movements in Brazilian music. In a series of 10 encounters, the sessions will show videos, audios and presentations of main characteristics, repertoire and interpreters for each style. The students will also be invited to a group practice for singers and instrumentalists, experimenting the Brazilian repertoire.

Recently presented at Montclair State University (USA) as a discipline for the Jazz Department, this course is a great immersion in different style of Brazilian music.

  • Brazilian/ Latin Singinggal-e1459462384964

This course is a journey through the Brazilian styles, repertoire and singing technique. We explore some important tunes and interpreters, for singers of all levels. The natural voice technique, Portuguese pronunciation, rhythmic improvisation and more. It features the Bossa Nova standards, samba tunes, and others. Also, can include works on latin jazz, so close to the Brazilian culture.

Recently presented at Montclair State University (USA) as a discipline for the Jazz Department, this course is a great immersion in different style of Brazilian music and singing.

  • Classical Brazilian Composers


This workshop/ course brings the repertoire of Villa Lobos, Nazareth, Gismonti, Gnattali, Guerra Peixe and other important Brazilian composers of classical music. Mainly for piano solo and chamber music, it’s a masterclass in which we talk about percussion rhythms, the folkloric melodies, special technique of hands, main piano interpreters, and more.

  • The Linklater method applied to natural voices and Latin Styles

Completing the certification on the Linklater Technique as the first Brazilian artist to achieve it, Cândida brings this mythology to the Latin styles of singing. Exploring the whole sequence of body and vocal exercises, this material enhances possibilities and expressions in all sorts of folk repertoire, as well as classical and musical theatre forms.