Paulo Esteireiro

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Paulo Esteireiro (born 1975) is a musicologist and multi-instrumentalist musician. He serves as the Director of Research, Communication, Editions, and Training Services at the Conservatory – School of Professional Arts of Madeira and is a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (UNL/FCSH). He holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in Musical Sciences from NOVA University Lisbon, having achieved the highest distinction unanimously by the jury in his master’s and doctoral studies. Among his publications, notable works include History of Music in Madeira, Performative Arts in Funchal, Studies on Education and Culture, Democratization in Artistic Education, A Social History of the Piano, Musicians Interpret Camões, 50 Stories of Musicians in Madeira, Regionalization of the Music Education Curriculum, and three books of compositions for Braguinha. He coordinates the Madeira Music Collection – an editorial series that has published eleven CD-ROMs with recordings of historical musical works from Madeira –, the collection Contributions and Ideas for Artistic Education, and the historical sheet music editorial project Anthology of Music in Madeira. He was the author and coordinator of the documentary series Musicians from Madeira for RTP-Madeira (12 documentaries). He has an extensive array of articles and book chapters in national and international scientific publications in the fields of musicology and pedagogy. He regularly delivers presentations and lectures at specialized congresses on arts and education (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Scotland, Austria, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Cape Verde, and Brazil). He was a guest lecturer at the School of Education in Setúbal (2008-2012), an assistant in the first triennium at the School of Education in Bragança (2002 and 2005), and a guest adjunct professor at the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences (2008-2014).