Maria do Rosário Pestana

Maria do Rosário

Professor and Director of the Master in Music programme at the University of Aveiro. Researcher at the Institute of Ethnomusicology, Research Centre for Music and Dance (INET-md). She holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the Universidade Nova, Lisbon. Carried out archive and field research in Portugal, France and Switzerland, resulting in publications on folklore and folklorization processes, music and migration, musical communities, choral singing movements, sound archives and cultural industries. She has participated in various research projects developed by INET-md and funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Coordinated the project “Folklore and Folklorisation in Montijo” with Jorge Castro Ribeiro, and, with Susana Sardo, co-directed the project MIMAR at the University of Aveiro. She coordinated the research project ‘Music in Between: choral singing in the context of orpheonism (1880-2012), financed by the FCT. She is currently coordinator of the “Our music, our world: Musical associations, wind bands, and local communities (1880-2018)” financed by the FCT, and is preparing a critical edition of historical sound recordings made by Armando Leça during his ‘Folklore Collections’ in 1939-40.