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Musicarium is a professional training center for young musicians and excellent orchestras. We invest in students who are passionate about music and who aim to pursue a career as professionals. Our goal is to build a Philharmonic Orchestra by 2030 with these students as well as future teachers for our Music Academy, thus creating a virtuous cycle of training.

Musicarium’s Training Cycle is divided into six stages: first, Musical Introduction, then four stages of Training Programs, and lastly, a stage of intensive studies for Higher Education.

The different levels of training are related to theoretical and complementary disciplines, while instrumental practice is developed in parallel, individually, throughout the training cycle, thus optimizing the pace of student development in different artistic, musical, and technical skills.



Duration: 4 semesters
Age range: 4 to 6 years old
Instruments taught:

  • Violin
  • Recorder
  • Classical percussion instruments

This program does not require prior musical knowledge, it seeks to develop sensitivity and skill through practice and leaning with instruments in a group.


Duration: 4 semesters
Age range: 7 years old and older
Classes taught:

  • LPM (Language and Musical Perception) – in group
  • Choir

From this stage, the student begins his/her studies to become a future professional musician, choosing or being directed to one of the instruments that makes up the orchestra:

  • Strings – violin, viola, cello and double bass;
  • Woods – flutes, oboes, clarinet and bassoon;
  • Brass – trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba;
  • Percussion – timpani, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, bells, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, among others.


Duration: 4 semesters
Classes taught:

  • LPM (Language and Musical Perception) – in group
  • Choir


Duration: 4 semesters
Classes taught:

  • Solfeggio – in group
  • Language and musical perception – in a group
  • Complementary piano – individual
  • Chamber and orchestra music practice

From the intermediate level, the student can start the complementary piano lessons, according to the availability.


Duration: 4 semesters
Classes taught:

  • Music history – in group
  • Harmony – in group
  • Counterpoint – in group
  • Fugue – in group
  • Complementary piano – individual
  • Musical analysis – in group
  • Chamber and orchestra music practice


Duration: 2 semesters

This program focuses on continuing education at an advanced level, aiming to prepare students to enter higher education courses in Brazil and abroad.

At this stage, in addition to intensive practice, the student will have piano lessons, a requirement for admission to foreign universities, regardless of their first instrument. The student will be placed in a masterclass schedule specifically designed for their full musical development. At the same time, language and soft skill courses are offered to facilitate the process of adapting to other cultures.

Musicarium’s Camerata practice – June, 2021.


Upon entering the Basic Level Training Program, the student can be selected to be part of one of Musicarium’s Orchestras: Children’s or Experimental Youth.

By integrating one of them, it can also be included in one of the Musicarium Chamber Groups: Camerata, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble or Percussion Ensemble.

As a member of one of the Orchestras/Chamber Groups, the student starts to attend group practices and general rehearsals, normally held on Saturdays, from 9 am to 3 pm.


The Musicarium Programs are permeated by a regular schedule of workshops, masterclasses, and presentations, which can be optional or mandatory, depending on where the student’s level.


The workshops generally take place twice a year — during school recess — and consist of a period of 3 to 5 days of intensive group practice and learning, with both in-house and guest teachers.

Workshop with Alejandro Aldana, Spalla of the Orquestra do Teatro Municipal de São Paulo – July 2021.


Masterclasses are held frequently throughout the year, with special teachers or speakers to address specific topics aimed at small groups, or with individual focus on a few students to meet students’ development needs.

Masterclass with Ricardo Barbosa, first Oboe of Osesp – December 2021.


Musicarium promotes several internal and external PRESENTATIONS throughout the year. They are opportunities for students to get used to the routine of live performances, which are part of a professional musician’s life.

Formats range from large concerts, with the Orchestra and Chamber Groups, to small group and individual recitals. Part of these presentations are made in return for sponsors, in events to promote Musicarium, or also to promote musical culture in the region. These actions represent an important aspect of the institution’s sustainability and sociocultural function.


Admission to Musicarium occurs exclusively through a selection process carried out twice a year, in January and June. Candidates also undergo placement tests to determine at which level of each subject they should start their training process.

The number of places offered, as well as the level of prior musical knowledge required, is determined by availability and needs of the academy.

Applications are done electronically, published at the opening of each selection process. Subscribe to our Newsletter to find out when registration dates occur as well as other Musicarium information.


Frequently asked questions:

Children and youth between 4 and 17 years old.

Children up to 6 years old can participate in the selection process for the Musical Introduction Program, without previous knowledge of music and without experience on any instrument. In this case, the selection process focuses on aptitude or predisposition for musical activities.

From the age of 7, the candidate must participate in the selection process for the Basic Musical Training Program, which requires previous knowledge of musical theory and where instrument skills will be evaluated. If there are available spots, candidates with no prior knowledge of the subject may also be considered.

The age limit for joining the Music Training Program is 17 years old.

In special cases and according to the needs of the Program, should the student have the necessary skills and techniques, Musicarium can consider an older student. However the maximum admission limit is 25 years old.

INTRODUCTION MUSICAL PROGRAM – approximately 30 minutes per day, in addition to class time.

BEGINNER AND BASIC MUSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM – between 1h and 4hs per day, in addition to class time.

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS – around 4 hours a day, in addition to class time.

No. Musicarium programs are categorized as open courses and do not replace or are associated with any stage of regular education. Prerequisites for Musicarium are that students be enrolled in an educational institution or proof of homeschooling equivalent to regular education.

All Musicarium students are awarded scholarships. According to the family’s financial situation, the student can enter with a full or partial scholarship.