Universidade Livre de Música
The school for professional music training of the Tom Jobim Centre educates students in popular and classical music and introduces beginners to master classes. The co-operation with the other projects of the Tom Jobim Centre, such as the Young Symphonic Orchestra of the state, makes it easier for the students to enter the profession. Tom Jobim, the most famous name in Brazilian Bossa Nova, was the first rector of the ULM, which employs popular music performers as teachers, such as the instrumentalist Arrigo Barnabé, an outstanding figure from the São Paulo music scene. Among the popular instruments which receive emphasis at the ULM are the ukulele, mandolin, and rustic guitar. There are guitar and popular piano lessons among others. Students do not pay tuition. The selection procedure takes place once a year, with registrations at the beginning of January through the website www.ulm.org.br. The candidate registers for only one course and goes through a selection process of auditions held by an examination board of teachers and is selected according to the playing level and instrument chosen. A registration fee is charged and in case of approval, a matriculation fee. The number of places is defined by the school management taking into consideration the number of approvals of the previous year.
São José dos Campos/SP; partnership with the Cultural Foundation Cassiano Ricardo.