Ana Isabel Pereira

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Ana Isabel Pereira is a music educator and researcher. She is an Assistant Professor in the Musicology Department of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH), where she coordinates the Master’s in Music Teaching and co-coordinates the Post-graduate course “Music in Early Childhood: Intervention and Research”. She has been an Invited Assistant Professor at the School of Education at Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa – Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (ESELx-IPL) since 2015, working with future community musicians, educators, and teachers. 

She holds a Ph.D. in Musicology, specializing in Teaching and Music Psychology, from NOVA University of Lisbon. She completed her Master’s in Music Teaching in Basic Education at NOVA FCSH (in 2014) and her degree in Environmental Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon (in 1999). She had training in Music in the Community at ESELx-IPL. She has been a member of CESEM since 2014, taking over the coordination of the Education and Human Development Group in 2021 and the position of Executive Secretary in 2023. 

She has presented at international and national conferences, including ICMPC, ISME, MERYC, ISAME, APSCOM, EAS, and ENIM. Her main research interests include the study of musical learning and development across the lifespan, art in infancy, music in the community, and music and environment. She has worked with children, youth, and senior choirs in different settings since the 90’s.