Edson Figueiredo

Visiting Doctoral Student

Email: edsonf83@yahoo.com.br        

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Edson Figueiredo

Biography

Edson Figueiredo is a visiting PhD Student from Porto Alegre, Brazil at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Edson holds a Master of Music Cognition at Universidade Federal do Paraná and a Bachelor of Guitar at Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná. As guitar player, Edson has held various guitar recitals, and has been a soloist at the Prelúdio Orchestra, Donaldo Ritzmann Chamber Group and EMBAP Guitars Orchestra. Edson also has performed for radio and television programs, recordings and concerts of Brazilian popular music, like bossa-nova, choro e samba. As a teacher, Edson is dedicated to teaching the guitar, and has built upon his teaching skills through his academic studies. Currently, Edson is pursuing a doctorate in Musical Education at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, supervised by the former International Society for Music Education (ISME) President, Dr. Liane Hentschke. Edson’s PhD is focused on developing research to investigate music teacher practices in the studio environment, and how they try to motivate their students.

Education

Date Degree Program University
In-progress PhD Music Education Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
2010 MA Music Cognition Universidade Federal do Paraná
2007 B.Mus Guitar Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná

Awards and Fellowships

Date Award Faculty University
2011-2014 Graduate Fellowship PhD Award CAPES Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior