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Percussion

Percussion is the name given to a huge and broad família of instruments, in fact the broadest of all. In this family, the instruments may produce either a pitched or unpitched sound. They are grouped as idiophones (such as the xylophone … Read More

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Drums

The Drums are a collection of percussion instruments set to enable the wider combination of sounds possible by a single player. In its basic setting it has the bass drum, snare drum, the floor and the hanging toms, a high-hat … Read More

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OCCO Auditions 2018

The Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra will perform auditions on July 2 and 3. Limit for applications: June 27. The time of the audition will be communicated on June 28. Vacancies for Professional Musicians on the following positions: Strings Effective Member: … Read More

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Final Concert 2017-2018

Instructions for Parents and Carers All Students from the Cascais Music and Dance Conservatory will present the work of one year in three moments throughout the day. Please check below the corresponding schedule and cooperate with the good functioning of … Read More

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Keyboard

In the keyboard discipline you will learn to play all the chords and will learn the fundamentals of harmony and styles. In these classes you will work on an electric piano ans you will explore repertoire focused on the pop/rock/jazz … Read More

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Electric Bass

The Electric Bass has four strings with the same tuning as the Double Bass, and works the same way as the electric guitar on the sound production. It has a longer neck than the electric guitar and produces low pitched … Read More

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Electric Guitar

The Electric Guitar has the same tuning as the Classical, Acoustic and Semi-Acoustic guitars. It uses metal strings and its sound is only audible when connected to an amplifier. The sound from the strings is transformed to electric signals by … Read More

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Voice

The Voice discipline is focused on pop/rock/jazz styles and you will learn all the vocal techniques which will allow you to use your voice without harming it, making it shine in all of its potential. You will learn your vocal … Read More

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Harpsichord

This ancient keyboard instrument produces the sound of pinched strings through an interesting mechanism inside. With a unique timbre, the harpsichord produces always the same intensity of sound, whether you use more or less pressure on the keys. The art … Read More

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Composition Analysis and Techniques

The discipline of Composition Analysis and Techniques is part of the official curriculum of the specialized course of music at the secondary level. In this discipline you will learn how to understand the musical language from every period of History, … Read More

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Joana Seara

Lisbon-born Joana Seara completed her university degree in journalism and worked on a national arts newspaper before moving to London and entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She won several awards and was supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation, … Read More

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José Miguel Rodilla

Was born in Valencia, Spain. He studied conducting, musical composition and clarinet at the Valencia, Alicante, Rotterdam and Salzburg Mozarteum Conservatories, and gained an Honours Degree in Conducting with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (LRSM). Additional studies have … Read More

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Tuba

The Tuba is the instrument that produces the lowest pitched notes and is very popular for its big size. Just like with the other brass instruments, yhe first challenge you have to overcome with the horn is the buzzing, the technique … Read More

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Horn

The Horn produces medium to high pitched notes and you can recognize it by its soft sound. . The first challenge you have to overcome with the trumpet is the buzzing, the technique of producing a controlled sound through lips … Read More

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Trombone

The Trombone produces medium to low pitch notes and is very popular for its slide that stretches up to six positions. The first challenge to overcome on the trombone is the buzzing, the technique of producing a controlled sound through lips … Read More

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Trumpet

The Trumpet produces medium to high pitch notes and is one of the most ancient instruments that exists. For its loud and strong sound it has always been used in a military context to organize big crowds of soldiers, and it … Read More

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Saxophone

The saxophone is a wind instrument with one reed and it’s the most recent among the classical instruments. It was invented by Adolphe Sax in the 19th century, aiming to sound as loud as brass instruments (which sound is produced through … Read More

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Renewal of Registration 18/19

A new school year is arriving and we want to guarantee vacancies to all of our students! For that to happen, all students must renew their registration within the deadlines to guarantee their teacher and the best schedules. The Headmaster’s … Read More

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Bassoon

The bassoon is a wind instrument with double reed which produces low pitch notes. It is known by its dry but very rich sound. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the bassoon will be overcome each day by mastering … Read More

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Oboe

The oboe is a wind instrument with double reed which produces medium to high pitch notes. It is known by its nasal and intense sound. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the oboe will be overcome each day by … Read More

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