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Incorporating natural talent and hard work with Contemporary Innovative Concepts for Classical Music, Folk / Dixie / Bluegrass / Gospel / Modinha / Lundu / Maxixe, resulting in: Popular & Fingerstyle Folk, Cakewalk Music / Dance, Minstrel, Waltz, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Early Jazz Swing, Western Swing, Gospel Blues, European and Lusophone Hot Dances, and Fusions.


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ACADEMIA LIVRE DE PERFORMERS DE MÚSICA Contemporânea - CONSERVATÓRIO INTERATIVO

"A Academia Livre de Portugal"

This Property (The ALPMC - CI) has been placed on the National Register of Digital Objects (and digitised) of BNP by Portugal's Ministry of Culture.

Certidão de Registo para Academia-Banda de Música (Coletividade Beneficente) / Certificate of Registration for Academy-Band of Music (Charitable Collective) - IGAC Nº12/2021

Regulated Musical Institution (BNP Área Música)

Continuing Vocational Education/Training (Accredited continuing education/specialization)

The Free Academy of Portugal (registered/state certified Collective under the name Academia Livre de PMC – Conservatório Interativo: ALPMC – CI) is the most modern and avant-garde futurist musical institution in the world, fully non-profit, and a research laboratory unique in being exclusively dedicated to developmentalist music for the future generations, and a great legacy from the Founder.

"MUSIC comes 1st which consists of each tune's Melody, as well as Impromptu and Solo Improvisation with Ornamentation and Expression. Songs or pieces may be played on your own style, improvising and expressing your virtuosity and yourself as a Musician through the MUSIC on stage, entertaining (engaging) the audience with your talents, by upholding the Art and Science of Music. The ALPMC - CI is the musical institution where musicians learn how to Interact musically for performing spontaneously, and get professionally trained from the important 'bases' required for the ordinary musical job up to the highest futuristic skills, resulting in tomorrow's most challenging performers in many plucked string instruments; and that the Music is for the people whatever the personal taste and style. The ALPMC-CI is an international Collective for training in Performance and Composition (Occupational Music or Professional), and in the Folk music traditions and jazz, and to compose and publish Contemporary Music for the next generations, connecting the Music with Drama and Declamation (forms of Reciting/speech or musical lyrics: poetry and narrative prose - Musical Essay: descriptive prose with reliable sources), Music Learning Psychology and Music Aesthetics. And the 'One-Man Symphony' (I In VIII) with the Interactive Microtonal Metropolitan Band is for shure one of the biggest musical challenges in history. Our scope is all the Contemporary Music be it from Classical, Popular (European Folk music styles) or Jazz traditions."

(Carlos Alberto 'Grace' F Viegas)

NOTA: De momento a Direção da ALPMC-CI Não pode emitir recibos de donativo de membro associado e membro titular. Depois do verão de 2021 retomaremos a atividade de forma plena. Agradecemos a compreensão.


"A 'ACADEMIA LIVRE DE PORTUGAL' PARA O AVANÇO (INVESTIGAÇÃO) E PROMOÇÃO DA PERFORMANCE MUSICAL E DA ARTE E CIÊNCIA CONETADAS".

Fundada em 2011

Pelo Professor CARLOS ALBERTO VIEGAS.

Estatutos publicados por DL e incorporada, por Acordo Nacional firmado (RNOD), à Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal em 2019 [statutes published by Legal Deposit and incorporated, by National Charter (RNOD), to the National Library of Portugal in 2019]

 

"Real" ACADEMIA LIVRE DE PMC - CONSERVATÓRIO INTERATIVO

com as 7 sociedades científicas

|CN|

CONSELHO NACIONAL - O Conselho Reúne-se para encontro social e apreciação musical de um Concerto de 'O Homem-Sinfonia' com a Banda Metropolitana Interativa, ou de Recital

A ALPMC-CI é uma coletividade, instituição musical sem-fins-lucrativos (homologada com Certidão simples de academia-Banda de Música pela IGAC/Ministério da Cultura) para a investigação musical e especialização ou pós-graduação, e acreditação profissional/representação independente de músicos performers e professores de música, com Acordo Nacional (privada mas oficializada) e vários reconhecimentos de instituições públicas e privadas oficializadas do setor da Cultura.

  

a)Representar, através da inscrição de membros titulares e da formação contínua certificada (acreditada), as Ocupações de Performer (solista e acompanhador) e Compositor e a Profissão de Professor de Música complementadas (articuladas) com outros recursos científicos, literários e artísticos como a Aprendizagem e Ensino psicopedagógico no âmbito da Interpretação Técnica e Estética Musical, e a Declamação e o Drama (dramatização);

b)Treinar músicos profissionalmente com métodos da ALPMC-CI para que depois atuem no mundo real como treinaram;

c)Implementar e Estabelecer a Era Extraordinária da Música, projetando e garantindo um próspero Futuro na Performance Musical Contemporânea ao mais alto nível, e a Investigação Técnica e Baseada na Prática para Músicos, dirigindo-a de ‘forma direta’ (straightforward) ‘sem soterrar’ (without overwhelming) com metodologia extensa menos prioritária e menos prática à Performance Musical dos músicos acompanhadores de Banda, Intérpretes Solistas, e ao desenvolvimento profissional dos Docentes da música e educação musical, ajudando a identificar toda a informação-chave necessária ao futuro da Música e da profissão. A "Academia Livre de Portugal" extende-se até às 7 sociedades de revistas científico-técnicas (7 ISSNs & 7 eISSNs), formando uma "Super" Academia-Banda de Música;

É importante salientar que a Prova/Audição via DVD Recital de admissão a Fellow (FPMC) para Especialistas em Popular Music (PgALPMC-CI: unidades de crédito de formação contínua pós-graduada/UCs), representa o mais alto nível técnico e interpretativo de performance musical contemporânea, numa especialidade, ou várias especialidades à escolha, incluindo harmonias avançadas distintas, fraseados bitonais, tritonais, quadritonais, e a microtonalidade, ou outras opções de grau de dificuldade igual. Temas compostos pelo próprio candidato serão aceites.

 

Motto: Encouraging - Promoting - Advancing in contemporary instrumental music, for both performance and research, to help musicians at the professional level, or simply at the amateur level;
Objectives: the Music, Art and Science connected; stimulating debate among Peers, and, Re-Inventing - Elevating the status of musicians at the concert level in a similar way to the regulated professions, with accredited qualifications for professional recognition. Thus, devoted to help musicians Serving people who love the Music, all over the world;
Mission: setting the Hallmark of International Standardization for 101 Musical Specialties and 13 Practical Subjects, and continuously raise the highest standards in Contemporary Popular Music, including avangard music, experimentalism and musical abstractionism;
Rationale: instituting Portugal's official organization for Popular and Contemporary Music Performers (Musicians), and Composition and Music Teaching Practice, and for Training and Qualifications at post-high school Professional Certificate level - an 'Exit' qualification from the Specialization program for students and trainees. The full Program is a Graduate Performer's degree in Popular Music - Guitar for Music Performers and private instrumental tutors and music/music education teachers at school, to gain Continuing Education Credits (teachers of both instrumental and classroom music) and a Professional accreditation.
 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The Interactive Conservatory (C.I. - as abbreviated in Portuguese) is the Training Ensemble/Interactive Orchestra of the LIVRE Academy of PMC.
 
 
NOTE: The ALPMC - CI™ National Council is a regulated Musical Institution (Publishing and certified Continuing Education eligible for ECTS and CEU credits) - a state level certified Academy-Band of Music (i.e. musical institution) operated as a non-profit organization under the RNOD-M|C national Agreement by the National Library of Portugal (Acordo nacional RNOD-M|C pela Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal). Our graduate level continuing education program received academic approval (interim accreditation at a postsecondary education institution/centre) and the 'Graduate Specialization degree' in Popular Music - Guitar [Equivalent to a Non-University Máster or Vocational Masters Diploma, if the Essay Assessment Test is also completed with success - Initials: PgALPMC-CI (a specialization approved for degree holders)]. The program is selfregulated under CCPFC rules [self-regulation or 'regulamentação própria'(*) of the Scientific-Pedagogic Council of Teachers, in Portugal] to attract graduate level teacher's credits for both qualified school teachers (docentes profissionalizados) and qualified technical-subject (specialist) teachers (docentes técnicos especializados).
(*) Formador(es) creditado(s) pelo CCPFC (ou individualidades de mérito reconhecido) e programa de Popular Music - Guitarra com aval obtido (acreditação com carga horária para conversão automática em UCs/unidades de crédito) num Centro de Formação Contínua de instituição de ensino superior Portuguesa através de um serviço de consultadoria científica e metodológica.*Cursos de Especialização regulamentados de acordo com as regras do CCPFC (Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua) para professores e outros profissionais, por regulamentação própria (Art.13º e 14º, e Nº4 do Art.12º do DL 22/2014 da lei Portuguesa) - Àrea/domínio da Popular Music - Guitarra (Ramos da guitarra sob orientação do formador coordenador: acústica - jazz/elétrica - braguesa).


The ALPMC - CI, CN is a Ministry of Culture's recognised entity for contemporary music Performers, of a national and international scope, made up of 9 sections (small departments) - i.e., the Academy, Interactive Conservatory and the 7 practitioner-type scientific societies (Each one with an Official Body consisting of a ISSN and eISSN indexed journal for the printed and online versions/editions).
We do Not receive state funding. Our donors are private. If you can support the organisation please do not hesitate to become an Associate Member or Full Member and send us the suggested small donation, as an amateur musician or professional musician.

Nonprofit Musical Institution Registered 2011 - Incorporated by National Agreement (RNOD) to the BNP 2019
IGAC Registrations and Amendments of all Works [Our Collections are Licensed intellectual property]
IGAC Registered Artistic Names (a public service for Bands/Ensembles of Music) 
IGAC - Inspeção-Geral das Atividades Culturais, Ministry of Culture (igac.gov.pt)

-Chartered Entity-Publisher for the purposes of training 'Music Performers' under the auspieces of the Ministry of Culture (BNP-ISSN-ISMN, RNOD, APEL-ISBN & IGAC - Registration Authorities) and externally accredited syllabuses for awarding 3 professional qualifications and the additional qualification of fellowship for popular music performers (foundation, professional, graduate level & fellowship/advanced training)
Our 7 Scientific Societies' Journals (16 to 17 editions each year) - Click here
The ALPMC - CI is a National Library of Portugal's Partner Organization, Ministry of Culture - Click here 
The content and hosting of the RNOD’s Contemporary Music Performance Collections are managed under an agreement with the "Royal" Free Academy of PMC - Interactive Conservatory™ (the ALPMC - CI, Portugal) - click here
 
Registration Authorities - BNP Quotes: M.P.P. 165 V., M.P.P. 137 V., M.P.P. 138 V., M.P.P. 139 V., P.P. 33259 V., P.P. 33258 V., M.P.P. 141 V. (16 practitioner-type journal and e-journal editions each year for the 7 scientific societies of the ALPMC-CI and its members, fellows and honorary members).
We may search for some FLPMC Collections and the 7 scientific societies at the RNOD (click here
Approved with the ISSN National Agency & DL Service
BNP - Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Ministry of Culture (bnportugal.gov.pt)
Approved with the ISBN National Agency
APEL - Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros (apel.pt

The Secretariat and Music Lab






THE WEBSITE'S OPENING TUNES with the Interactive Metro Band of Music by Carlos Al "grace"
The Fusion High Way #4 (click here to listen) 
Encruzilhadas Opus 4 (click here)
Lundum Contemporâneo Opus 2 (click here)
Impromptus em 101 Microtons e Submicrotons (click here
Please consider making a contribution to support the Academy's musical cause. It is a very small Donation of only 20 euros for becoming an Associate level Member and enjoy 7 great advantages that are exclusive to ALPMC - CI members; the Donation for Full Member is 70 euros and includes accredited training in a professional/specialist qualification for Musicians (aspiring professionals and high level professionals) and Music Teachers. Trainees will be required to attend 1 instrumental private lesson (20 euros) each month for tutorial guidance/preparation on the qualification requirements.

You will receive copies each year of our 8 latest e-Journal Issues and e-CDs (from the 16/17 music practitioner journal and e-journal editions published each year and deposited in the National Library), and the access to excelent Music Performance and Music Learning Resources, as for example, academic e-books, high-quality sheet music in over 73 Musical Styles & 28 Specialties, and many Subjects, the 'I In VIII' (The Man-Symphony with the Interactive Metropolitan Band of Music) ensemble DVDs, 'the interactive man-orchestra DVDs', folk & traditional swing/jazz string sinfonietta, interactive metropolitan orchestra, ensembles (duo, trio or quartet), solo recitals, and the interactive youth orchestra for college level preparation and other important resources. 
We do hope you feel your donation of membership as a good value for your needs. Please consult the membership page for more details.

There are currently vacancies left for new Associate Members (ordinary membership) and Full Members. Fellows are Honorary Members and solo instrumentalists/virtuosos that have been accepted on the ALPMC-CI Fellowship (Initials: FPMC).

Continuing education units (credits) can positively impact your career in several ways




The ALPMC – CI Mini-Library, e-Library and Archive Collection of Digital Objects such as eBooks, eMonographs, eJournals, Digital Music Scores, Recordings and Videos/DVDs will become the largest Resource in Contemporary Music Performance in Europe and one of the best for the Music in general. The 1,750,000 editions and titles include music scores with music manuscripts and digital music recordings, integrating the Academy Collections and the 16 'International Music Practitioner' Journal Editions published each year. This also includes the Mini-Library of 1,500+ items (our 1st library!) such as books, e-books, journals, e-journals and practitioner-type scientific articles in music and other fields, and some musical and video recordings, published by the Academy and other publishers and entities.

Academic publishing includes 16 journal editions, music scores and recordings, each year.

An educational Roots Revival with Contemporary concepts
Popularizing any traditional musical style (hundreds of styles are available) from all countries of the European Continent and from the Portuguese, Spanish and English Speaking Countries (pieces and songs already in the public domain), adapted to our 101 musical specialties and 13 practical subjects, using standardized sheet music with common musical forms and structures, reproduced for the Int. Conservatory Collections.
The homogenized pop has had its fans in most countries in the world, but many of these nations have created their own indigenous pop out of their folk music.


The Academy's Secretariat holds instruments of professional quality for producing video-presentations and tutorials. The e-Library, Archive Collection and Mini-Library, located in the Secretariat, holds more than 1,750,000 titles including books, e-books, music manuscripts, journals, e-journals, audio and video recordings and academic articles – from whose 99,8% are the Academy’s own editions and titles.

We publish 16 practitioner-type journal editions each year for our Members and Fellows of the 7 sections - these are the "Royal" Free Academy of PMC (The Academy-Band of Music), Interactive Conservatory (an independent authority for training and educating amateur and professional musicians of contemporary and popular music) and 7 Scientific Societies; and for the National Library of Portugal.






101 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES & 13 PRACTICAL SUBJECTS AVAILABLE FOR RECORDED TRAINING ASSESSMENTS (DVD/Video submissions) - you may choose a different specialty for the 3 qualification levels approved for continuing education credit hours.
NOTE: Our Interactive Conservatory's (CI) Initial and Continuing Professional & Graduate level Education Programme was developed by Prof. Carlos Alberto Viegas at an Organic Unit Centre of an Higher Education Institution in Portugal, and the Academy-CI is a RNOD validated Organization (not-for-profit) under the Ministry of Culture.

--Certificate and Diploma Assessments in Popular Music for Full Members-Candidates--
This Academy DOES NOT direct any Undergraduate degree programme, but our programme was accredited to gain UCs (continuing education credits) and full member-candidates that complete the program may take benefit from the Academy's official recognition they receive.
***Full members that hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent and complete the ALPMC level 3 with high marks may earn a Specialization degree in popular music with the ALPMC-C.I., and teachers can also gain UCs***
There is no requirement for previous academic education - any amateur or professional musician can train and apply for an Academy qualification. Upon completion of each level, an e-Certificate (signed and colour printable) will be issued.

The Academy's Levels II and III are good for solo and session musicians, orchestral musicians for popular music and jazz styles and private instrumental music tutors.
The Academy programmes (training levels) have continuing assessment (course modules) and final assessment (written project), in accordance to our externally accredited syllabuses.

 






ABOUT US - ACERCA DE NÓS

-GOALS & STATUTES-
Em Português 
         A ALPMC-CI é uma coletividade registada, juridicamente falando, tratando-se de um conselho nacional para os Performers da música contemporânea, independente e sem-fins lucrativos (i.e. emite pareceres em matéria de performance musical), para a investigação musical e Diplomas de Especialização (para detentores da Qualificação Profissional CertALPMC-CI com 'Licença' Ocupacional (Performance e Ensino Individualizado/ Instrumental) de no mínimo 1 ano)) ou ao nível da Especialização para licenciados (pós-graduação). Providenciamos uma acreditação profissional/representação independente de músicos performers e professores de música, com Acordo Nacional (privada mas oficializada) e vários reconhecimentos de instituições públicas e privadas oficializadas do setor da Cultura. A Especialização disponibiliza 3 Ramos de Guitarra (Clássica, Folk/Acústica e Jazz/Elétrica) dos quais 2 são Obrigatórios, à escolha do formando. Pode-se e deve-se incluir outro Cordofone como Opcional mas na ALPMC-CI Não se emite nenhuma qualificação numa disciplina/área que não tenha recebido o aval (acreditação) por instituição de ensino; por exemplo a Viola Braguesa faz parte do programa mas como disciplina 'Opcional' e não se emite a especialização (ou a qualificação 'de saída' para não-graduados) neste instrumento. A instituição musical publica 16 edições (ISSNs & eISSNs) por ano no âmbito das suas 7 sociedades de revistas de cariz científico-técnico (practitioner-type journals), monografias e centenas de edições de partituras e composições musicais, por cada ano civil.
“Academia Livre de Portugal” é um Slogan que serve para denotar em apenas 3 palavras, o Conselho Nacional da ALPMC-CI™ e das suas 7 Sociedades Científicas. Como instituição musical (coletividade) sem fins lucrativos e de reconhecido mérito cultural e científico, esta Academia-banda de música está dedicada aos domínios da Performance, Composição e Improvisação/Impromptu (métodos de Comunicação musical), e Educação Musical, articulando-as com a Aprendizagem/Ensino de orientação psicopedagógica no âmbito da Estética Musical, o Drama e a Declamação.

In English

        Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo (or the same Registered Names but with the "Royal" prefix as an official Tribute to the Portuguese Monarchy) is "THE FREE PORTUGUESE ACADEMY" (the full Slogan is: "A Academia Livre de Portugal para o Avanço (Investigação) e Promoção da Performance Musical e da Arte e Ciência conetadas")) - a charitable collective, property of Professor Carlos Alberto Ferreira Viegas (UFP-GADI external PostDoc), is a Collective (i.e., Certificate of Name Registration for Academy Band of Music nº 12/2021 IGAC/M|C), a Non profit Musical Institution with a National Agreement by the Ministry of Culture/RNOD (The National Register of Digital Objects - i.e. for both printed digitised objects and digital from the origin, which publishes the official list of the Nation's public libraries and public/private institutions that are worthy of an heritage preservation)), acting as a musical authority in Portugal and Europe (National and European scope) dedicated and devoted to the advancement and research of Portuguese, Brazilian, Cakewalk and Traditional Jazz music, and many musical Fusions and musical Specialties, including Avangard music, Experimentalism and musical Abstractionism within the field of Contemporary Music Science through the DEVELOPMENTALIST LAB for MUSIC organised at the Secretariat. The musical institution (collectivity or musical collective) is also a regulated publisher of musical literature and training ensemble/band of music established on April 2011 with its names registered as an ACADEMY BAND OF MUSIC (IGAC Certificate/Certidão IGAC of Literary Name and Band of Music Name Registrations for the Collectivity status) with "Royal" affiliation and officially incorporated to a National Charter (RNOD-BNP) (for plucked string instruments, traditional percussion and theory) denominated 'ALPMC-CI' with its Published Statutes by DL at the BNP and an IGAC partial Certificate of Band of Music Name Registration (Certidão simples de Registo do Nome de Banda de Música) issued under the IGAC regulations by the Ministry of Culture (M|C) for the 'literary Academy Band of Music' [FLPMC Colletions and Training Ensemble, and 14 practitioner journals & e-journals - the official bodies that 'make up' or forms our scientific societies (14 ISSNs & eISSNs for 16/17 editions each year) - the training ensemble is for plucked string instruments, traditional percussion including the carlophone, and theory, through an approved asynchronous interactive system with 3 music performance assessment levels for 1 'exit' qualification (certificate and diploma of continuing education) and 1 graduate level degree (that of 'Specialist'), and tutoring and psychology of music learning evaluations], and, for the registration and protection of its Name and Intellectual Property (Collections). The Collections were named and registered as Free Faculty of PMC in the honor of arts higher education. ALPMC - CI is NOT a Grade Music Conservatory Exam Board articulated with high school education for gaining secondary school level graduation/comparison points, Nor a Teaching institution or Music school - it is a regulated musical institution that also provides and promotes an officially certified continuing education program for Specializations in Popular Music - Guitar (a professional accreditation/qualification in classical or acoustic/jazz guitar, or the braguesa guitar from Portugal), for high value qualifications with eligibility to gain units of credit (academic). The C.I. (Interactive Conservatory trademark) is the Interactive Band of Music and Training Program and Assessment System of this internationally acclaimed Collectivity, which is, juridically, an Academy-Band of Music. Name Registration of Bands of Music in Portugal (Orchestras and Ensembles of any type or size) should be done with IGAC (Registration and Certificate) of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, according to its regulations and the Portuguese law (for Name Registration and Protection). The Academy - CI works around a phylosophy that "MUSIC comes 1st which is each tune's Melody and variation of them, as well as solo improvisation; songs or pieces may be played on your own style, improvising and expressing yourself through the Music on stage, for entertaining (engaging) the audience with your talent." (Carlos Al 'Grace'), independently of the musical style in question, field or other related issues, by using the best sight-reading skills, chart-reading for solo improvisation, extemporisation and impromptu as well as the song forms with standardized song structures, from the Intermediate level Service Musician up to the Higher Advanced level Concert Musician. The ACADEMY-BAND OF MUSIC (a musical collective of charitable status according to Portuguese law, with 7 scientific societies - i.e. societies of journals of practitioner type) and a small Band of Music/Ensemble (orchestral level professional soloist skills) - the Man-Symphony (I In VIII) by Carlos Al "grace" (simulating an 8-Piece Ensemble of Contemporary Fusions in Electroacoustic Futurist Music with only 1 musician!) + the Interactive Band of Music (produced for the purpose), is registered with, and operates under the direct auspices of, public and private bodies managed by the Ministry of Culture, being a goverment protected musical individual entity (with option of collectivity name registration) for musicians of string, wind, brass and traditional Bands of Music/Orchestras and performers of plucked string instruments, as well as music journal readers, with the 2 IGAC Registered Names - according to IGAC Regulations and DL 143/2014, 26 setembro) of Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo™ (ALPMC-CI) (organização gerida a partir do seu Secretariado para a inscrição de membros, e membros titulares para certificações intermédias pós-secundárias e diplomas de especialista (ou pós-graduação) [formação contínua certificada elegível para estudantes do ensino superior e professores) e Estágio sanduíche] | organization managed from its Secretariat for membership, full trainee membership, professional certificates (an 'exit' qualification that consists of only levels 1-2 of the specialization program, available to high school graduates and alike/equivalent) and specialist diplomas (i.e., postgraduate continuing education) [accredited continuous training eligible for higher education students and school teachers) and research Fellowship] - a entidade instituidora do C.N.: ALPMC - CI com as 7 sociedades científicas (14 ISSNs & eISSNs for 16/17 editions each year, including the 7th scientific society's journal) with the General-Inspection of Cultural Activities (an IGAC public service used for the name registration of Bands of Music (i.e. Orchestras and Ensembles) - string, wind, brass or others ('Bandas de Música/Orquestras' de cordas, sopros, metais ou outras) of the Ministry of Culture, and it was founded in April 2011 and established with its statutory regulations (to establish the institution) published on December 2019 (with Legal Deposit (DL)) by Professor Carlos Alberto F. Viegas (Carlos Al "Grace"), for Performers of contemporary instrumental music, based in Portugal, Europe and Brazil, and all the other Portuguese speaking countries in the world. Professor Carlos has created the Specialized higher level Course (non-degree) of Popular Music in 2012 (3 stages of education and training) with its 'external' validation (aval 'externo') at a Continuing Education Centre (an organic unit) of a Portuguese higher education institution. Degree holders (Licenciatura) or holders of equivalent academic qualifications outside the EU will split the CertALPMC-CI to study directly in the DipALPMC-CI, and upon completion they can apply for individual registration (an additional accreditation for teachers) of the specialization diploma in popular music (postgraduate course for holders of the ALPMC-CI professional certificate in popular music and licence and for degree holders) at a teaching Council (i.e., a graduate level degree) or training accreditation Council for teachers. Non-degree holders are Not eligible for the postgraduate continuing education credits from the Specialization Diploma but they also become professionally qualified as Music Performers (duo/trio/quartet service musician and/or soloist/concertist) (for the professional recognition among peers, internationally, and the accreditation of training and placement completed) from the Academy-Band of Music, for performing professionally and for instrumental music teaching at private schools in enrichment activities as well as music schools. In Portugal, academically qualified Professionals and Teachers gain official certification training and specialized training from the CCPFC, Braga (a state accreditation body for Continuing Education). There are similar bodies in other countries for foreign graduate trainees that may accept it on the same basis. ALPMC - CI CN stands for 'Conselho Nacional da ALPMC - CI' for including our 7 scientific societies, and PMC stands for Performers (or Performance) de Música Contemporânea. Portugal's ACADEMY for MUSIC PERFORMERS (MUSICIANS, both aspiring and professionals) to educate and professionally train Musicians and Music Teachers with the world's 1st Interactive Conservatory (C.I.) [i.e., the ALPMC-CI - eminently practical and experimental training as the best knowledge and skills of specialist professionals should be | Ensemble de Formação - formação eminentemente prática e experimental como todo o conhecimento de especialistas profissionais deve ser] and 7 scientific societies (7 sociedades científicas), to advance the field of contemporary music performance through research and stimulating debate among peers, in the classical music, popular music & jazz areas of performance)) - with the RNOD-M|C's national Agreement Charter [i.e., Contrato de Acordo nacional do RNOD-M|C] (considered of cultural and scientific interest) Entity-Publisher for the purposes of training and certifying 'Music Performers' (both amateurs and professionals), under the auspieces of the Ministry of Culture (BNP-ISSNs/eISSNs-ISMNs, RNOD, APEL-ISBNs & IGAC). For most musicians (if not the majority) the voice (vocals) does an equal job of a solo musical instrument but with words (i.e. the lyrics of the traditional song or popular jazz standard). On the other hand, solo musicians and instrumental duos/trios/quartets make music without words, and the 'scat' may work well as a legup (boost) to complement a good musician's job. Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo@™ (ALPMC-CI@™) [LITERARY NAME & BAND OF MUSIC NAME with Certificate of Registration by IGAC, M|C] are Registered Names (Brands) with the General-Inspection of Cultural Activities, IGAC Division of Licensing and Intellectual Property (a State registration and/or licensing of literary and artistic works, and literary and band of music names, for intellectual property protection) in Portugal, Ministry of Culture. The content and hosting of the RNOD’s Contemporary Music Performance Collections are managed under an agreement with the "Royal" Free Academy of PMC - Interactive Conservatory™ (the ALPMC - CI, Portugal). "Our national and international recognition and influence on the Music Performance Science must be in playing Music within the scope of all Contemporary Music specialties and concepts, and connecting it with the associated art and science" (Carlos Al 'Grace'). Carlos Alberto F. Viegas (his real name) is the Creator and Arranger of many European and Lusophone Hot Dances (arranged from tunes in the public domain), and the Composer of the Contemporary Solo Guitar (Modern style Classical Guitar and Jazz Guitar), Orchestral Concerts and Contemporary Guitar and Braguesa (requinta style) Recitals published and owned by ALPMC-CI, called 'Academius', 'Connections', 'The Contemporary', 'The Vanguardist' (separated by Movements and Opus), Waltz-Contemporary Lunduns, Contemporary Lunduns of many types and metrics, Fusion-Contradanzas, 'The Man-Symphony' I In VIII, Etc., following the composing techniques from the many musical scales, 'cascading' arpeggios and composition techniques he has developed himself: the '9-Note scale', '10-Note' scale, '11-Note' scale (only loosing 1 note to the chromatic scale!), the 'contemporary Hybrid scale', '12-Note contemporary scale' (a scale harmonized with 21 chords), the 14, 16 and 19-note contemporary scales and harmonies, microtonal 31, 62 and 101-note chromatic scales and the 12 chord-iluminures (or miniatures, consisting of 12 tone clusters and miniature size melodies), as well as a 64-note scale (to be used by 4ths) achieving the most exceptional contemporary cromatic scale that ever existed with 124 to 127 microtones and submicrotones by adding the intermediate 12,5c commas and a few 8,5 comma sounds (submicrotones) at the end to complete the 101 notes of the scale (without any note repetition after the 8va), and without 'breaking' the most important harmony and composition rules from both the Music of classical tradition and the styles of jazz and contemporary avant-garde or modernist and 'futurist' Music. Carlos Al "grace" (his pen name) has then idealized a 136-Note Chromatic Scale by adding the 6.25c, 18.75c, 31.25c and 43.75c submicrotones to his 101-Note Scale with 20 keys (from the 20-note contemporary diatonic scale). The most advanced, ultimate, futurist and vanguardist tonal and microtonal music composition approach created by Carlos Al 'grace' at the ALPMC - CI Lab was the 260 and 340-tone/microtone/submicrotone contemporary and chromatic scale and its associated microtonal harmonies, by adding the other submicrotones of 56.25, 68.75, 81.25 and 91.5, resulting in the fully completed 'Musical Corpus' of all tonality and atonality possible approaches, which is being prepared to be published soon this year of 2021. Carlos has also created 4 new musical styles or at least 4 solid variants of existed genres: the contemporary avant-garde lunduns and modinhas, fusion contradanzas and the Portuguese and Lusophone hot string dance style/fusion. The ALPMC - CI, based in Portugal, is committed to become the international Lusophone authority for Popular Music and Contemporary Performers (both amateurs and professionals), integrating the C.I. research centre for Membership (Associate or Full Member-Candidate), professional qualification training, interactive orchestras and ensembles, and 7 practitioner-type journals for all Members, Fellows and Honorary Members (pioneering tutorial methods of music instruction and psychological methods of musical learning, and advancing the music performance to the next level (for professional and graduate level training), as well as 7 scientific societies (16 to 17 practitioner-type journal editions each year) for a contemporary popular music joint fellowship (non stipend). We offer accredited training in popular music within a professional qualification system with unaccompanied jazz-style arranged solo pieces at Conservatory Grade 8 level and Beyond (i.e. Grade 8 level accredited continuing education and graduate level Specializations), with improvisation charts in 73 different musical styles and 29 specialties or concepts, for solo performance with the most advanced improvisation and technical skills required for each song, chosen from repertoire lists. The Academy does NOT provide ANY undergraduate degree programme in music, nor Unit Modules part of it, delivered by its distance tutorial methods and system, in collaboration with a university or polytechnic. The ALPMC-CI musical entity provides a 3-stage professional and continuing education programme (with officially recognised 'Credit Units' - UC's in Portugal; i.e., the so called CEU's internationally) for the 'academically and professionally (Performer) accredited' Qualification (only awarded to non-higher education diploma and non-degree holders) culminating with the Specialization graduate degree in Popular Music - Guitar (408 hours total) [eligible to up to 10 automatic ECTS graduate credits for the accreditation received in the specialization programme - transferable to a private or public university masters degree programme] (Diploma de Especialização em Música Popular) to Full Member-Candidates. This Specialization Graduate Course for degree holders (Curso Superior Especializado para graduados/licenciados) is a qualification equivalent, according to the Portuguese legislation, to a Professional or Vocational-based Masters course portion in Popular Music - Guitar (or on a similar specialized music training field) if accompanied by a 4-year Honours Bachelor Degree in Music or Music Education (Licenciatura de 4 anos, pré ou pós Bolonha) for an individual teacher's continuing education accreditation by a Teaching Council. For this official equivalency to take effect an individual accreditation from a professional body for teachers to obtain the career credits (UC's or CEU's for music or music education teachers) is required, and the ALPMC-CI Specialization degree course in Popular Music (the Diploma qualification) and its trainers (lecturers and researchers) are both accredited and highly qualified for the purpose. In Portugal the body it is the CCPFC, Braga. Our popular music programme awards automatic credit value for the continuing education unit credits (i.e., UCs) and ALPMC - CI Specialization in popular music (classical and jazz guitar, and viola braguesa) completed, which are convertible or eligible to 12 ECTS (academic graduate credits) in a masters degree programme. Continuing education unit credits can positively impact your career in several ways.

Eligibility of our Popular Music Program – Guitar (fingerstyle guitar for classical and popular music, and jazz guitar):

“Royal” Free Academy of PMC’s Interactive Conservatory is a widely respected two-year postgraduate course (DipALPMC-CI - Diploma of Continuing Education for CertALPMC-CI holders, and possibly, the PgALPMC-CI qualification awarded under the authority and competency of the ALPMC – CI™ National Council, exclusively to bachelors, eligible to Teaching Council individual submission for recognition as a Specialization degree to fully qualified teachers) in popular music – guitar (proof of program approval/authorization is available to members), available by rigorous distance and online methods of instruction for professional service musicians and soloists/concert players of traditional and contemporary modern repertoires. You can meet the ALPMC – CI board chairman, honorary members and fellows to guide you, give tutorial support and independent feedback during you postgraduate continuing education (tutorial support and recorded assessments by DVD).

In addition to popular and avangard contemporary music, experimentalism and musical abstractionism are also valued at the "Royal" Free Academy of Contemporary Music Performers - CI (ALPMC - CI), based in Portugal (with a RNOD National Charter to develop and publish resources and journal editions for Music Performers and Teachers). Full Members that complete the CertALPMC-CI or the DipALPMC-CI and a Professional Placement (extra curricula - for a paid musical job as a service musician or solo artist starting a professional career) may earn a Licence from the ALPMC-CI (a non-exclusive authorization to professionally use the Service Musician's Kit for any style of music or musical job situation) after completing 300 to 600 hours of verifiable CPD - an Occupational certification awarded under the authority of the ALPMC-CI National Council with official recognition for holders of the academically accredited course levels that culminate in the CertALPMC-CI vocational qualification. The occupational certification (i.e. licence) carries a privilege for musicians and music teachers, including CPD credits (Professional Development placement), which is the best 'leg-up' on the competition in terms of professional recognition. Only recognised organizations with validated or accredited educational programmes, which is our case, may issue a licence for a professional purpose. Degree holders, on the other hand, should go directly to the Specialization degree course-program (postgraduate continuing education, requiring a bachelor degree in music OR music education/teaching as the pre-requisite) to take a professional placement and gain the same advantages. We do Not award or issue any 'Diploma' for the Licence because an occupational credential do Not usually attract academic credits as it is not intended for this. However CPD points are gained from our scientific societies (full membership) for the Traineeship activities completed, and encouraged to complement the CertALPMC-CI qualification (an approved Certificate of Continuing Education hours, i.e. EQF Level 5+).
The "FREE ACADEMY OF PORTUGAL" (our Slogan) aims in becoming The Fellowship (Irmandade) of the world's most talented and skilled music performers and contemporary composers, and to advance Music for the next and future generations, thus promoting it with connected art and science. Some connected art and science subjects should be articulated with Music in a multidisciplinary way. We have the most advanced Musical intellectual property such as compositions and methods of performing, designed and available to highly talented and skilled performers. Our Performer’s Licence (Occupational) [Kit of Performer] and Fellowship (Research) are obtainable by only those trained professional musicians (prepared to any musical job situation - including those unprepared live performances) and solo concert level players, registered with us. We are an international academic and professional body and Not an examination body or teaching college/school/faculty. The Fellowship (FPMC) is an academic music certification for Performers to complement the accredited Specialization in Popular Music - Guitar (and other chordophones) (postgraduate continuing education) or a Master degree in Music (any subject). The Academy may award only 1 Fellowship certification every 2 years for the higher complexity and instrumental technique that this post-masters award is expected to imply.
The 'Interactive Conservatory' denomination to the music institution's registered name means 'interactive art' which involves the direct participation of the audience in some way (e.g. musicians 'à la carte'), the 'espontaneous art music' (interacting with soloist or singer in the hard job of unprepared arrangements and solos, using professional skills, creativity and ear, and improvised solo music performances) [both of human-to-human interaction], and the use of 'electronic art' such as videos, recorded audio, laser or mechatronics, to help exploring the work (e.g. in tutorial support and the interative metropolitan band of music) [human-to-machine interaction].
We promote and explore the field of contemporary popular music performance in a Cycle of Musical Specialties for Jazz/Electric Guitar, Classic Guitar, Acoustic Guitar/Fado Viola, Cavaquinho (Braguinha of Madeira), Ukulele (Soprano and Concerto), Braguesa Viola (10-string guitar) (or another Portuguese Viola), Rajão of Madeira, Applied Music Theory, Traditional Percussion, Foot Percussion (Drumming) and Carlophone (Available Soon), from Folk Music to pre-30s Jazz, with members in Portugal and abroad. There are hundreds of Assessment Tests available (a total of 10 practical subjects in popular music performance and 10 practical subjects in sacred/baroque music performance, and applied music theory and sacred/classical music literacy/theory - in 3 Stages (the ALPMC-CI Levels). The C.I. provides the 1st officially approved distance tutorial and professional qualification system in the world with accredited music performance training levels (stages). The entity maintains internationally important e-library and digital archive collections of aproximately 1,750,000 music manuscript editions and audio recordings, and a mini library collection of over 1,500 books, e-books, journals and e-journals, from whose 99,8% are published by the ALPMC-CI. The Mini-Library at the Secretariat is classified with the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). Our musical aim at C.I. is to incorporate advanced contemporary music performance concepts in folk and popular music.
The ALPMC-CI is a nationally chartered scientific academy that offers a rigorous vis-à-vis distance learning program and tutorial system (with face-to-face performance assessments) with psychology of learning evaluations for academic accredited professional certification for both amateur and professional musicians and/or private instrumental tutors. This entity (official organization) is specially addressed to citizens of Portuguese speaking countries, but also accepts other people for membership and/or an educational programme.

Important Notice - The ALPMC-CI specialization program in Popular Music - Guitar, is classified as tertiary education. This type of education and training at a non-degree level is sometimes referred to as further education or continuing education as distinct from higher education. Further education is the English term given to any education after secondary school (i.e., after completion of high school) that is not an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, but it is usually accredited Continuing Education to obtain professional-based credits (CEUs) with a qualification (a Professional Certificate or Diploma that may be an ‘exit’ qualification or not), eligible to academic credit conversion at some extent, for which units/modules or the whole program was accredited by national authorities (academic and/or professional). It is usually certified non-university postsecondary training for preparing the trainee to work in a specific job. However, the Academy awards a (post)Graduate level qualification in Popular Music – Guitar (initial: PgALPMC-CI), because the organization is academically authorized, and possess the required professional authority on the specific musical field for the Specialization. It is Not a masters degree but carries automatic postgraduate continuing education credits for the units/modules approved, eligible to 10 ECTS academic credits (at undergraduate level for the 'exit' vocational qualification, or for the Specialization degree in Popular Music - Guitar, with chordophone options (vocational postgraduate)) for the 2 guitar concentrations (40 hours x2 concentrations at each level/stage – classic or acoustic guitar & jazz or electric guitar) and the theory/composition components (28 hours x2 at each level/stage, arranging and composing for the 2 guitar concentrations) which may be used as part of master’s studies in music. 272 hours total for academic credit conversion are eligible and normally guaranteed, plus continuing education credits for the other qualification requirements.

"Educação e Formação Contínua certificada (acreditada) articula/vincula com o Quadro Europeu de Qualificações (QEQ) no âmbito da Aprendizagem ao longo da vida, sendo um interface nos vários níveis de formação entre a aprendizagem e o mercado de trabalho." (a citation from Carlos Alberto Viegas about the 'Continuing Vocational Education and Training (CVET), Europe'))

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Trainees

IN ENGLISH

As a non-profit musical institution the ALPMC – CI is committed to offering self-funded postgraduate education (Specialization degree – PgALPMC-CI), helping students avoid adding to any existing student debt. Tuition fees are Not required and the non-degree program is fully recognised for professionals at graduate level and for teacher's continuing education. Only 1 instrumental private lesson with Skype each month should take place to review and consolidate program requirements. There are 3 Specializations in Popular Music - Acoustic or Jazz Guitar | Classical Guitar | Braguesa Guitar (10 strings). The Specialization degree diploma (diploma de Especialista) in Popular Music - Guitar, will be granted for the 1st Concentration (Principal Study).

We must receive your completed application form and a small donation fee. If you don’t have an undergraduate degree or at least the equivalent to 150 ECTS (European credits) you will be awarded the alternative DipALPMC-CI, and Not the Pg level professional qualification.

What type of training we are really offering? We offer certified Continuing Education with online tutorial support and assessment on the Specialization Program in Popular Music (Guitar) eligible for degree-credit (a number of ECTS's at undergraduate or graduate level for students and teachers). After completion of the exit qualification or the full specialization there is Professional Development/placement or Fellowship for CEU's/continuing education units (non-degree credit) from the ALPMC - CI (a regulated musical institution, incorporated by national agreement) for professional musicians and composers.

We are aiming to become the International Standard and Hallmark for all small band or ensemble musicians and solos performers, working in Europe and some non-European countries at our own description (i.e., Portuguese, Spanish and English speaking countries).
 

“Everything is related to the Bebop major and minor scales and melodic minor scale”.

“Tudo está relacionado com as escalas maior e menor de bebop e escala menor melódica”.

(Carlos Alberto "Grace" Viegas)

 

-Em Português-

Formação de nível inicial e formação contínua certificada/previamente acreditada - O programa recebeu autorização/assessoria pedagógica e aval em instituição de ensino (DL 396/2007 alíneas g) e i) do Artigo 3º)), para a Certificação Profissional de Músicos (Licença da Academia, não exclusiva, através de estágio profissional ou extracurricular usando o ‘kit de Performer’ – aceite no âmbito do sistema nacional de certificação profissional (Ocupacional) por se tratar de um Programa certificado (acreditado) e Estágio de CPD sob a autoridade do Conselho Nacional)), independentemente da sua área musical e grau académico/habilitações. 

A publicação dos documentos da acreditação da formação contínua (consultadoria do programa de Popular Music recebida em Centro de IES) está disponível na monografia “Estatutos da Academia Livre de PMC e regulamento interno do Conservatório Interativo” depositada na Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal com o DL nº 467381/20 em Março de 2020, e os formadores da ALPMC-CI são acreditados pelo CCPFC da Formação Contínua, pelo que a formação adquirida é certificada com créditos (25 horas por cada UC) tanto para músicos profissionais ou estudantes aspirantes de músicos como para professores de música e educação musical do ensino público ou privado.

The Board Chairman can provide documented proof to enrolled students that the programme curriculum was approved for Continuing Education credit hours (aval para horas de crédito de Formação Contínua) to provide Continuous Assessment and Learning Psychology Evaluation. The professional designation in Portuguese would be DipALPMC-CI [(Diploma de Especialização (curso superior especializado/pós-graduação de 2 anos - alternativa equivalente a um mestrado vocacional do subsistema de ES Politécnico destinado especificamente a Performers/Músicos de Serviço à la Carte/Concertistas, ótimo para os músicos profissionais e docentes da música que procurem formação contínua certificada, ou especializada para creditação a título/proposta individual pelo CCPFC, para progressão na carreira, com cerca de 1200 horas totais + estágio profissional opcional) em Música Popular contemporânea))](*) [accredited units in Popular Music - Music Education and Guitar, developed by Professor Carlos Viegas at a Continuing Education Centre affiliated to an HE Institution accredited by the A3ES in Portugal: evidence of our accreditations is available only to full members]. O Diploma especializado de nível superior em Popular Music (níveis 2 e 3 de especialização da ALPMC) é ilegível à solicitação da creditação [i.e., conversão de 300 horas em créditos de formação contínua de professores, ou formação especializada dependendo se o requerente é licenciado (ou no mínimo bacharel) e se possui ou não a profissionalização docente] pelo CCPFC (formação regulamentada pelas regras do Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua, Braga) - a creditação adicional pelo CCPFC de professores terá de ser neste caso a título individual, aplicável apenas aos licenciados e bacharéis em música ou educação musical, para se poder obter um grau de especialista (qualificação ao nível do 2º ciclo no âmbito do ensino politécnico - i.e., conclusão da especialização), sendo necessário neste caso a licenciatura ou no mínimo o grau de bacharel na área da música ou educação musical e 5 anos de tempo de serviço (contagem feita em horas de lecionação ou em anos letivos), com ou sem profissionalização docente (i.e., creditação a título individual sob proposta do interessado - Nota: apenas os docentes licenciados com profissionalização poderão solicitar a creditação como formação especializada). Pessoal não-docente não necessita, nem poderá, requerer esta creditação oficial. Os bacharéis e licenciados em música ou educação musical (ou o equivalente legal a um destes graus de ensino superior) estão dispensados de fazer o nível 1 ALPMC e o teste/projeto de avaliação final da etapa 2. O CertALPMC-CI (Certificado de Formação Profissional pós-secundária não-superior em Popular Music) só será emitido aos não-detentores de um grau académico após a conclusão das etapas 1 e 2 do programa. A Especialização não é um título académico mas este curso da Academia foi previamente acreditado pelo que posteriormente o licenciado ou bacharel interessado poderá obter o grau de Especialização após a creditação (neste caso solicitada a título individual) pelo CCPFC (UMinho, Braga).

(*) O Diploma de Especialização em Popular Music (qualificação DipALPMC-CI) será emitido a licenciados e bacharéis na sua conclusão com a sigla profissional PgALPMC-CI para distinção da sua formação graduada e pós-graduada - Os 'graduados' na qualificação Académica Profissionalizante 'CertALPMC-CI' e da Licença da Academia (estágio profissional para créditos CPD de certificação Ocupacional) obtém a mesma qualificação académica de Diplomado no Curso de Especialização que se trata de um Curso superior especializado com 3 anos de duração total (3 Níveis de Especialização ALPMC).
The names of this musician’s Collective (i.e., ALPMC-CI) are both registered under the name registration process that should be used for bands of music/orchestras (bandas de música/orquestras), according to the IGAC (Inspeção-Geral das Atividades Culturais, Ministério da Cultura) Regulations (Decree Law 143/2014, de 26 de setembro).

The ALPMC-CI National Council [ CN  - with general meeting every 3 or 5 years at the city of Porto] is based at the Secretariat (Centre) in Anadia, Aveiro, and holds 24 musical instruments of professional quality and miniatures, from whose 15 are a small collection of guitars and other chordophones (plucked string instruments, including an 8-string cigar box guitar; 2 carlophones: educational and 'grand concerto', 3 foot drums, etc). Our Founder and Board Chairman, Professor Carlos Alberto F. Viegas (or Carlos Al "grace"), is working very hard for the e-Library, Digital Archive and Mini-Library, located in the Secretariat and deposited and archived in the National Library of Portugal, to reach a Total of Aprox. 1,750,000 (in electronic format and a few in physical format) editions and items including: books, e-books, manuscripts, monographs, e-monographs, journals, e-journals, audio and video recordings, items for learning and musical practice, midi items and academic articles – from whose 99,8% are the Academy’s own editions and titles. The total of works, editions (of own copyright and the exclusive intellectual property rights of this official academy-band of music) and items will reach between 1,900,000 to nearly 2 MILLION in the next few years with the inclusion of all Compositions and Editions that are currently in development. This is one of the greatest legacies that Music has ever seen, not only in the very large number of works and items but also in the content and futurist scope of music compositions that have been idealised for the future generations of both musicians and the public in general. This level of work deserves a lot of public recognition.
There are nearly 60,000 Editions and Items produced, and the other aprox. 1,690,000 are 'instantly available' under request from our large repertoires.
The ALPMC-CI (Sigla RNOD) is the organization for the field of contemporary music performance that formed and administrates 7 distinct official bodies (proceedings of 7 scientific societies), for non-profit Research, Musical Training, Publishing and Performing.
We publish 14 practitioner-type journal editions each year (print and online) for our Members and Fellows of the Interative Conservatory, and for the National Library of Portugal.

About the C.I.
(Em Português)

A A.L.PMC - C.I.™ (entidade editora e musical individual com opção de registo de nome de coletividade, e instituidora do Conselho Nacional para incluir as 7 sociedades científicas [CN]) funciona no Secretariado (organizado na residência do Professor Carlos Viegas, Pós-Doc UFP), onde é dirigida a formação profissional de nível não superior e a especialização pós-graduada, especificamente na área da popular music e no regime de tutoria interativa à distância e online com avaliações contínuas das Performances via DVD, e avaliações e orientações tutoriais e psicológicas musicais, assim como de testes/projetos de avaliação final. Este regime de ensino conta com um sistema de ensino e aprendizagem aprovado em atas de investigação científica e publicado numa das 7 revistas especializadas (periódicos) da Academia relacionadas com, ou dirigidas ao trabalho dos músicos, artistas, compositores e professores, nas 2 Vertentes de Guitarra, na Viola Braguesa contemporânea e noutros instrumentos de corda de plectrum (cordofones). A ALPMC - CI não está afiliada à FCT ou a uma IES. A moderação e avaliação da formação é conduzida por formador(es) creditado(s) pelo CCPFC e o programa de formação inicial e contínua obteve o Aval (para licenciamento ou autorização do curso de Especialização pós-graduado em Popular Music) numa unidade orgânica de instituição de ensino superior Portuguesa (o ES-CEFOC no Porto - uma unidade orgânica afiliada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa) através de um serviço de consultadoria científica e metodológica (invoca-se o Art.13º e Art.14º, e Nº2 e Nº4 do Art.12º do DL 22/2014 da lei Portuguesa).








PATRONS

Patron of Music Education (Patrono da Educação Musical)
PLATO - Aristocles (real name)
428/427 or 424/423 - 348/347 BC
Founder of the 1st higher learning institution - the Platonic Academy in Athenas (an association of learned men).
Plato was equally an advocate for Music Education in the Ancient Greece, and a disciple of Socrates (author of the Socratic Method, widely used in homeschooling).












Plato’s Bust at Vatican Museum, Rome
"Education in music is most sovereign..."
(Plato)



Patron of March and Cakewalk (Patrono da Marcha e Cakewalk)
JOHN FILIPE DE SOUSA
Known as the "King" of March
1854 - 1932
Son of a Portuguese. 
Mr. John F Sousa was the legendary 17th Director of the US Marine Band.
Cakewalk music was adapted from the two-step and spawned by the popularity of marches, mostly by Sousa (e.g., 'The Sousa's Cakewalk, 1902). Cakewalk has incorporated the habanera rhythm (or hambone) into march and 2-step. Sousa was decorated with the palms of the Order of Public Instruction of Portugal and received honorary memberships from American organizations. 


















Patron of Classical Music (Patrono da Música Clássica)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Best known for Harmony Counterpoint and Extemporisation
1685 - 1750

















Patron of Classical Music (Patrono da Música Clássica)
FRANZ SCHUBERT
Best known for his Impromptus
1797 - 1828










THE ALPMC - CI BOARD CHAIRMAN, ADJUNCT & HONORARY BENEFACTOR (statutory and internal regulations published on december 2019)
The Founder and Board Chairman (non paid position)
PROFESSOR CARLOS ALBERTO 'Grace' F VIEGAS HonALPMC-CI/CN
BMusOrd (Cert. Perf.), A.L.C.M., LCM/RGT Certified Teacher, PG [CCPFC], FNCM [MEC], NCM Research Fellow, PostDoc (UFP), Micro MBA, LittD (HCCI-OCCUK), FGMS (member), FASC (member) - Contemporary and Visionary Developmental Music Composer, "The Free Academy of Portugal" (ALPMC - CI National Council) Founder, Music Literacy and Performance Independent Researcher, and Music and Drama School Teacher. Occasionally, he also works as a Modern Concert Guitarist
Posição Académica - Investigador Doutorado (Pós-doc) da UFP (externo) - Apresenta produção científica no tema 'Aprendizagem/Ensino da Guitarra Jazz' e temas associados, nos Dias da Investigação na Universidade Fernando Pessoa, GADI, Porto, 2015 e 2017

A Research Professor in Music Performance (Professor Investigador em Práticas da Performance Musical, Composição Contemporânea Moderna e Desenvolvimentista e Teoria da Aprendizagem) specialising on the Practices of Musical Performance and Modern and Developmentalist Composition, and the Theory of Learning (or related topics), maintains the Academy's Interactive Conservatory and its 7 Scientific Societies (i.e. the 7 societies of journals/e-journals of the "Royal" Free Academy of PMC - C.I. that formed the National Council for the field of contemporary instrumental music: classical, traditional and jazz fields) at the ALPMC - CI Secretariat, based in Anadia, Aveiro, Portugal. He is a virtuoso Performer but has been more focused and dedicated on his work as the RESIDENT COMPOSER for the ALPMC - CI, letting and encouraging other performers to play the uncommon and futurist wealthy music melodies, harmonies and impromptus, since they are members (associate or full membership) or fellows of the ALPMC - CI (academy-band of music).

A Virtuoso Multi-Instrumentalist - pioneering many Musical Fusions in 104+ specialties, and 'Concerto Stride Guitar' [a combination equivalent to Solo guitar, Rhythm guitar of 'rasgado' or another, and Bass groove], Percussion (percussive guitar box), Foot Drums, Scat Voice and Kazoo - 7 instruments simulated and performed by himself simultaneously - he considers his Interactive Metropolitan Orchestra the 8th instrument remembering Duke Ellington who was the man that 'played the orchestra'. This makes a musical octet called 'The Man-Symphony' [I IN VIII] (an Octet performed by only One musician!). Musical director for the Academy's Contemporary 3-Piece Orchestra - I In VIII and 2 hired musicians, equating to a small 10-Piece Orchestra.
Carlos has created 4 musical styles: the contemporary swing lundu, contradanza-fusion and the Portuguese and Lusophone hot swing, etc; and has developed many musical scales and tone clusters: the '9-Note scale', the 'contemporary hybrid scale', '10-Note scale', and the '11-Note scale' (only looses 1 note to the chromatic scale!), '12-Note contemporary scale' (a scale harmonized with 21 chords) and the 12 chord-iluminures (clusters) and the 100-note and 128-note scales of microtones.
Inventor of the Foot Drums (based on a traditional 4-part dixieland drum set) and the Carlophone percussion instruments.

Accredited teacher's lecturer (acting as a program moderator) by the CCPFC (Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua, Ministério da Educação / Scientific-Pedagogical Council of Continuing Education, Ministry of Education) - Subjects/Areas of expertise: Music, Music Education and Musical Expression, Minho, Braga, Portugal - accreditation nº CCPFC/RFO-34971/14




Collections and Journals (Author), Graduate Program in Popular Music - Guitar & Composer-in-Residence
VIDEO-DEMONSTRATION OF "ENCRUZILHADAS Opus 4 for GUITAR" (without the Interactive Metropolitan Band) - a masterpiece by (uma obra-prima de) Carlos Al 'grace' F Viegas
Video of Carlos performing a jazz standard (arranged in stride guitar) at the World's Goa Day, recorded by TV Portuguese Monarchy
(video of Stride Guitar and Stomp)

Founder and Honorary Prize Member of Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo.
Academy's Board Chairman and General Assembly Director. Author and editor of almost all Academy titles, for whose 99,8% are the academy's own editions.

Author of The Interactive Tutorial & Video System (asynchronous) GADI, Universidade Fernando Pessoa.

Author and Performer of the 'I In VII' Ensemble (solo guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, foot drums, percussion, scat voice and kazoo) for the Academy's Live Productions of public performance programmes - a small musical band of service musicians called 'Duo Hot Clube Lusófono'.

Author of thousands of editions and titles held by the Academy's Collections and the 6 Society Journals, including: Books, e-Books, Journal and e-Journal issues, Manuscripts, Abstracts, Articles, Instructional DVDs/CDs and 1 Solo Guitar EP.

Author of 2 Practitioner-type Journal Abstracts published at the RILM (International Repertory of Music Literature)

Membership and Award for Composer, Musician and Guitarist by Associação do Idioma e Culturas em Português (AICEM)

Former General-Secretary Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva Foundation (ADMLS)






BOARD ADJUNCT (non paid position)
SR. FILIPE LARSEN HonALPMC-CI/CN
Vencedor do 'Prémio Amália' para Melhor Baixista de 2012 (Winner of Amália Award for Best Bassist of 2012) - Fundação Amália Rodrigues, Portugal



















HONORARY BENEFACTOR
Sua Excelência ARQ. JOSÉ BASTOS HonALPMC [ CN ]
CEO of TV Portuguese Monarchy affiliated to the Royal House of Portugal
Board Member of the Royal Fellowship of Souls of 'São José das Taipas'







THE FREE PMC ACADEMY REVIEW (6 Peers for resume review and academic feedback in the 7 Scientific Societies of Journals and the Developmentalist Laboratory for Music)

ACADEMICS and highly regarded PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS have agreed to provide feedback on a voluntary basis (like most journals of other organizations) for practitioner research papers that are produced for abstract publication in our 7 (Seven) Practitioner-type Music and Education through Music Journals. They will send a blind review for topics of submitted papers to our fellowship programme (advanced training/research). But before they are consulted the paper must pass the editor's musical orientation and editorial guidelines. Only high-quality practitioner-type papers of music performance analysis or music education evaluation will be passed to 1 member of this Editorial academical board, and, if the feedback is positive, the abstract publication will be considered in the appropriate official journal and the subsequent award of fellow by the 7 scientific societies of music journals (i.e. 7 practitioner-type journals with 16 ISSN and eISSN editions each year).
 

Our Rules for Article Revision:

Opinion and comment articles/commentary columns, editorials and reports and also practitioner music essays may be reviewed only by the editor. But if we receive the exceptional Fellowship Practitioner Essay the paper will be sent (this is subject to a previous editor's revision for quality control and to check viability and make minor amendments) to 1 member of the ALPMC-CI Review as a partial peer-revision of blind type. This is an approach to boost the credibility of practitioner articles/reviews up to the same status/level of academic peer-revision. Editorial review is an assessment of an article undertaken by a member of the editorial staff, which is the ALPMC-CI Review. On the other hand, for some sections of a journal, editorial reviews may be the only assessment taken of an article. We do not use the academic peer-revision just because it is not the scope of our practitioner music subjects and themes, and instrumental music topics.

Our Practitioner-type journals examine the proposals made and successful authors become fellows (recognized specialists) in PMC with the 7 scientific societies. A certification letter of Fellow mentioning the music specialty or topic researched and published will be awarded if the work is deemed to be of good merit as a contribution to musical practice.

PROFESSOR DR. EDUARDO DOS SANTOS
Ph.D
Associate Professor with Aggregation, Universidade de Coimbra (UC)

ESPECIALISTA PEDRO MADALENO HonALPMC-CI/CN
Perf. Dip. (Berklee), Grad Cert Studies (New School)
Advisor in Jazz Affairs for the "Royal" Free Academy of PMC
Jazz Expert, prolific Composer and Trio Performer
Former Teacher of ESTAL (private arts college in Lisbon)
He was considered the best European jazz musician in 2012

MESTRE SANDRO NORTON HonALPMC-CI/CN
B.Mus. Hons, M.Mus (LCM, TVU, UK)
Percussive and Concert Guitar Performer and Composer


PROFESSOR DR. MIGUEL ZAPAROLLI
D.M.A. (USA)
Orchestral Cello Performer
Former Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA

DR. MICHAEL WALSH HonALPMC-CI/CN
G.T.C.L. (Hons Degree), F.T.C.L., FNCM, DD (HCCI/OCCUK), FGMS (member)
Former-Principal of National College of Music (Society) Certification Board, Chelmsford, England
 
 

 








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Disclaimer on the 'Royal' prefix: the prefix used in our brand name that has been published at this website and on the Academy's journal is solely to denote an official Tribute to the History of the Portuguese Monarchy. 

A ALPMC - CI é uma coletividade internacional para Performers da Música, com o Acordo Nacional RNOD. É uma entidade individual (com opção de registo do nome), representada pelo próprio fundador, o Professor Carlos Alberto Viegas. Considera-se de interesse cultural e científico de acordo com as leis dos dois Mecenatos vigentes. Funciona sob a égide ou umbrela de organismos oficiais e ficou estabelecida nos termos do artigo 195.º do Código Civil (artigo 2 do DL 272/97 de 8 de Outubro). Enquadra-se nos termos do artigo 58.º do Estatuto dos Benefícios Fiscais (Propriedade intelectual) para emissão de recibos de donativo na incrição de membros.

A Música é uma linguagem que tem o poder de interagir com as pessoas, proporcionando sensações, sonhos, prazeres, terapia, etc.; é uma das razões do nome ‘Conservatório Interativo’ (o Ensemble Conservatório que dirige um programa de formação e especialização acreditado) e não apenas por se disponibilizar formação no regime de tutoria a distância, sendo esta também de índole prática para melhor preparar futuros performers da música para estarem aptos a trabalhar em Ensembles e Bandas de música.

ALPMC – CI não é um negócio de âmbito comercial nem uma empresa com fins de lucro, mas sim uma entidade sem fins lucrativos de âmbito artístico, literário e intelectual.


Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo™ (ALPMC-CI)

- Nome artístico consistente em banda de música (de acordo com a certidão simples da IGAC) para fins de licenciamento e propriedade intelectual em conformidade com o regulamento da IGAC e a legislação Portuguesa -

Certidão IGAC Nº 26/2010 para Registo de Obra | Registo e Averbamentos IGAC das Coleções FLPMC | Registo de NOME CONSISTENTE em BANDA DE MÚSICA - CERTIDÃO IGAC Nº 12/2021 para certificação oficial da COLETIVIDADE (official certification of MUSIC CHARITY) pelo Ministério da Cultura Português (M|C) [Ofícios de Registo do Nome pela IGAC nº 1884/2011 e nº 3370/2012]

Declaração da Agência Nacional ISBN para a Academia Livre de PMC (3 Prefixos de Editor - Centenas de eISBNs/ISBNs incluindo os eISBNs/ISBNs Derivados para as sub-edições
no âmbito da tradução das obras para outras línguas). Nota: a ALPMC – CI adopta
Derivados dos seus números de ISBN existentes para publicar as Subedições.

A Entidade possui Registos de Autoridade ISBNs, ISSNs, eISSNs, ISMNs e DLs, e está incorporada no Acordo Nacional RNOD (incorporated in the RNOD National Charter) da B.N.P., Ministério da Cultura, Portugal [The content and hosting of the RNOD’s Contemporary Music Performance Collections are managed under an Agreement ('National Charter') with the "Royal" Free Academy of PMC - Interactive Conservatory™ (the ALPMC - CI, Portugal)]. The National Register of Digital Objects is owned by the National Library of Portugal (BNP).

Nota: os cursos não conferentes de grau académico aprovados por instituição de ensino superior ou centro pós-secundário para licenciados ou bacharéis, também por vezes disponíveis em regime especial a estudantes do 3º ano da respetiva licenciatura (vulgo, as especializações / pós-graduações), não deixam de ser consideradas como formações de nível superior.

Entidade elegível para emitir Recibo de Donativo aos Membros, de acordo com as leis dos MECENATOS Cultural e Científico.

Nome ou firma: Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo

Nº de registo, na autoridade pública competente: coletividade registada na I.G.A.C. (M|C) c/nº 12/2021 - Certidão simples de Banda de Música

Acordo nacional (reconhecimento): RNOD, M|C

C.A.E.s 90020 (Principal) e 96093 (Secundário - para 'ginásio'/exercício de músicos e compositores, entre outras atividades associadas)

A entidade está Associada ao NIF PT213003813 [TAX Number] (Webinq.Ine.pt & Nif.pt)


Outra informação geral da instituição musical:
 
- Publicação da Constituição (Estatutos e Regulamento interno) com Despacho da Direção por Depósito Legal (DL467381/20) a Dezembro de 2019 
- A instituição dos performers da música contemporânea incorporada por Acordo Nacional (RNOD) à BNP, firmado a Julho de 2019
 
Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo (Secretariado e Laboratório Desenvolvimentista da Música), A/C Professor Carlos Alberto Viegas
99 Av. das Laranjeiras, Ed. Panorama Bl. B 2º Dto
3780-202 Anadia, Aveiro, Portugal 
 

Donativos anónimos:

De acordo com as leis dos Mecenatos (Cultural e Científico), nas entidades e organizações sem fins lucrativos os donativos anónimos podem ser civilmente recebidos até um limite de 200 euros, não sendo nestes casos fiscalmente considerados para benefícios fiscais dos Mecenas/entidades donatárias. A ALPMC – CI também poderá receber o seu donativo de Membro Associado (20 euros) ou Membro Titular (70 euros) desta forma.

Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo@™ (ALPMC - CI™) [LITERARY NAME & BAND OF MUSIC NAME with Certificate of Registration by IGAC, M|C] are Registered Names (Brands) with the General-Inspection of Cultural Activities, IGAC Division of Licensing and Intellectual Property (a State registration and/or licensing of literary and artistic works, and literary and band of music names, for intellectual property protection and publication) in Portugal, Ministry of Culture.

Coleções Faculdade Livre de PMC (FLPMC) are registered intellectual property with the General-Inspection for international protection under copyright law and the Berne Convention, Switzerland. Conservatório Interativo is a trademark of Academia Livre de PMC. The Books and e-Books are indexed with the Portuguese Association of Publishers and Booksellers (ISBN National Center) and all the Journals and e-Journals (ISSN National Agency) are indexed and published with the National Library of Portugal Collections for Music. We are also an approved entity for legal deposit and ISMN deposit with the National Library, and the ALPMC-CI National Council (i.e., the Academy with the CI Centre and its 7 scientific societies) are a RNOD (M|C) Partner Organization.


Todos os Direitos Reservados 2011-ao Presente © Academia Livre de PMC - CI 

Certidão simples de Registo para Banda de Música (Coletividade) 

Nº12/2021 (IGAC/MC)

(Certificate of Registration for Band of Music (Collectivity))

[Organização de Beneficência nos contextos cultural e científico*, ao abrigo do Mecenato] 

[Charitable Organization]

(*)O dever de agir no interesse do público/clientes e dos profissionais do setor

 

[non-degree programatic accreditation (i.e. validation of mandatory course units) in Popular Music obtained at a Continuing Education Centre (an organic unit) of a Portuguese higher education institution].

Please note that The Academy - CI was instituted in 2019 with its statutes published by Legal Deposit (DL) and with a National Charter (RNOD) from the National Library of Portugal, which is located at the City University Lisbon.