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A13 Chiclets with Bananas: A Study on Brazilian Music

Description: Brazilian music is often associated with carnival, samba and choro, suggesting vibrant rhythms that are played at lively, energetic tempi. What are the characteristics of a samba, and what does choro really mean? This class will study these and other main Brazilian musical genres, how they emerged, and how they evolved in both popular and classical music.

Instructor: Dr. Paulo Steinberg teaches applied piano and piano literature classes at JMU. He has performed as a recitalist and a collaborative pianist in Brazil, Canada, Iceland, and in the U.S. He often serves as an adjudicator in competitions, and offers master classes, lectures, workshops and performances in this country and abroad. He is currently president of the Virginia Music Teachers Association.

Suggested Reading: A few articles might be assigned from Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization, eds. Charles A. Perrone and Christopher Dunn. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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