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Project Title: Cultural Connections through Jazz and Popular Music

- A U.S.- Brazil Higher Education Consortium Project
- Sponsored in the United States by: The Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE)
- Sponsored in Brazil by: Brazil by the Ministry of Education's Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES)

Consortium Partner Institutions:

University of Louisville
School of Music
University of Brasilia
Department of Music University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music
State University of Campinas
Department of Music

Summary Project Description:
A consortium of four universities from the United States and Brazil proposes to create a program to link music curriculum in jazz/popular music performance and music composition utilizing the unique characteristics and styles of jazz as developed in the U.S. and Brazil and to create an international exchange program of music faculty and undergraduate / graduate students to study at member institutions of the consortium.

Participating consortium universities from the United States include the University of Louisville and the University of Cincinnati and from Brazil, the University of Brasilia and the State University of Campinas (Sao Paolo). Each of the consortium universities has an important record of international activity with the other country in jazz and popular music, including students and faculty from Brazil earning degrees from the U.S. institutions and music faculty members from Louisville and Cincinnati teaching and studying in the host Brazilian institutions. The project, therefore, builds on existing linkages between the members of the consortium and extends these linkages to make possible more extensive exchanges of faculty and students as part of their academic appointments and curricular programs of study.

The cities of Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky are the locations of the two consortium universities from the United States. The universities are located less than two hours drive time from each other, with easy access by automobile to each. Both cities are served by major airports, making travel and access to each very simple. Further, both institutions have ongoing experience with hosting and participating in international faculty and student exchanges in music.

Curricular products of the consortia may be disseminated through distance education and web-based systems, enabling the learning materials to be used at many universities that offer jazz and popular music courses for graduate and undergraduate students.

Project Narrative
Project Description
Student Exchange Program Agreement - Student application instructions & information for those interested in participating in the program
Photos of Brasilia

CAPES / FIPSE Consortium
Contact information for the U.S.

Michael A. Tracy, Director
Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program
University of Louisville - School of Music
Louisville, KY 40292
502 852 6032 office
502 852 0520 fax
Email Mike Tracy

UofL Jazz Faculty & Bios

Phil DeGreg
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Telephone: 513 556-3537
Fax: 513 556 1028

Contact information for Brazil

Ricardo Dourado Freire
Head, Music Department
Institute of the Arts
University of Brasilia
Telephone: 5561-3321.7626
Cell: 5561-8429-0528

Rafael dos Santos
Rua Carlos Dinis Leitao, 96
Vila Santa Isabel, Campinas SP, 13084-225
Telephone: (19) 3289-4097
Cell: (19) 9603-7666