Music education for those at risk of social exclusion in Brazil

More than 1,500 young people benefit from this project

Music education for those at risk of social exclusion in Brazil Music education for those at risk of social exclusion in Brazil

The Instituto Ciranda, with the support of Fundacion MAPFRE, is carrying out the “Ciranda Orchestras” music education project. The initiative provides instruments, uniforms and study material to children, young people and people with disabilities.

For their music education, all students must participate in a theory class, a practical class and a rehearsal with the orchestra on a weekly basis. Most of these students come from outlying neighborhoods, and from low-income families. As their first group music practice, the students take part in the “First Ciranda Orchestra,” which prepares them to become future players of the “Ciranda World Symphony Orchestra.”

After taking part in a season of concerts, those students with ability who wish to continue with their musical studies may do so, and might even become members of the team as teachers.

The Instituto Ciranda started its work in 2003, with 35 children. Its aim is to offer quality music education to children, adolescents and young people, promoting their social inclusion and the development of the universal values of culture and peace.