Eduardo Lopes

Eduardo José Monserrate Tavares Lopes

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Studied classical percussion and drum set at the Rotterdams Conservatorium in the Netherlands. Holds a Bachelor Degree in Performance and Composition with the highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) from the Berklee College of Music in Boston-USA. He obtained a PhD in Music Theory from the University of Southampton-UK, under the supervision of Nicholas Cook. In 2015 he was awarded by unanimity the Habilitation in Music and Musicology at the University of Évora-Portugal. Throughout his career, he has received many national and international prizes and scholarships. Performs regularly with some of the most relevant Portuguese musicians and renowned international artists such as: Mike Mainieri (Steps Ahead); Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra); Myra Melford; Susan Muscarella; Kevin Robb, Phil Wilson; and Bruce Saunders. He has recorded several CDs, some of these as the main artist. Performed in concerts in Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Brazil, Japan, China, and the USA. He is Yamaha Artist (Europe), and endorses Zildjian cymbals and Remo. He is the author of many published texts and articles on the topics of performance practice; music theory and rhythm; jazz studies; and music education. He has taught at the University of Southampton-UK and at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto-Portugal. From 2012 to 2016 he was the Head of the Department of Music at the University of Évora. During the academic period of 2016-1017 he was Full Visiting Professor in the School of Music and Scenic Arts at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. He is Full Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Évora; and editor of the Brazilian musicology journal HODIE and the Portuguese Journal of Music Education.