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At UFRN’s School of Music, we are passionate about establishing meaningful international connections with musicians and scholars from all over the world.


If your university is already on this list, we are one step closer to collaborating. If not, contact us at, and let’s work something out!


Among the many institutions with which we have (or had) formal partnerships, we may list:

Conservatorio Licino Recife (Italy)
Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (Royal Academy of Music of Aarhus, Denmark)
Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonia)
Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (Germany)
McGill University (Canada)
Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile
Sibelius-Akatemia (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts, Finland)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (EUA)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (University of Münster, Germany)

These partnerships have allowed some of our students to participate in exchange programs, and we also had students from other countries staying at UFRN for one or two semesters, becoming part of our vibrant community, and sharing their art with us.

However, these are only the institutions with which our School of Music has been the main connection for establishing the agreements, which usually last for five years.


Besides these official agreements, the School of Music at UFRN has always been an epicentre of musical activities in the Brazilian Northeast. We have organized several events with the participation of international guests, such as our yearly “Semana da Música”, and other events such as the “Festival de Piano de Natal”, “Semana do Violino”, “Festival de Inverno de Natal”, among many others. We have also hosted events from important international organizations, including the 49th International Horn Symposium, and the GLOMUS (Global Network for Higher Music Education) Camp.

Even without a specific event, many guests from all over the world have often chosen to come to Natal in the last decade to perform and give masterclasses to our students, Among our intertional guests, we find renowened musicians such as conductors Jean-François Rivest (Université de Montréal), Juan Paulo Gómez (Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga), Kirk Trevor (England), cellists Alexander Hülshoff (Folfwang Universität der Künste), Darret Adkins (Juilliard School), Kim Bak (Royal Danish Academy of Music), Natasha Farny (SUNY-Fredonia), Kim Cook (Penn State University), Henrik Brendstrup (Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus), Ole Akahoshi (Yale University), Henri-David Varema (Estonian Academy of Music and Theater), Matias de Oliveira Pinto (Musikhochschule Münster), clarinetists D. Ray McLellan (University of Georgia), Garrick Zoeter (Shenandoah University), double bassist Milton Masciadri (University of Georgia), music educators Kari Veblen (Western University), Maria Westvall (Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium), oboists Demetrios Karamintzas (Germany), Thomas Indermühle (Musikhochschule Karlsruhe), pianists David Korevaar (University of Colorado Boulder), Kyoko Hashimoto (McGill University), Markus Stange (Musikhochschule Karlsruhe), Michael Uhde (Musikhochschule Karlsruhe), Paulina Zamora (Universidad de Chile), singers Benjamin Schoening (University of North Georgia), Miguelangelo Cavalcanti (Prague Opera), Stefano Algieri (McGill University), violinists Annette-Barbara Vogel (Western University), David Colwell (University of Kansas), Yehonatan Berick (University of Ottawa), Song Qiang (Tianjin Conservatory of Music), violists David Young (Vermeer Quartet), Kate Hamilton (University of Las Vegas), trumpetists Ole Edvard Antonsen (Norway) and Jeroen Berwarts (Belgium) and tubist Sérgio Carolino (Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo, Portugal).

If this list seems long, it is actually only a selected sample of a much longer one. International guests enjoy coming to UFRN because of our passionate students, friendly colleagues, and also Natal’s beautiful beaches. If you’d like to visit us, please get in touch, and we will arrange a visit.


Our current Coordinator of International Relations is Prof. Nan Qi, a graduate of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music (China), McGill University and Western University (Canada). She is on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Music Educator journal, and is also a founding member of the Copenhagen Centre for Research in Artistic Citizenship (CReArC), which unites scholars from six univerisities: Technical University of Kenya, Uppasala Universitet (Sweden), Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (Denmark), University of Texas at Austin (EUA), Universidade de Brasília, and UFRN.

Previously on this position were Profs. Fabio Presgrave and Flávio Gabriel Parro.

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