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, Trad. Portuguese, Trad. Brazilian, Fusion, and more.

  Official INTERNATIONAL Website Of The A.L.PMC - C.I. Heritage


Fundada (Established) 2011


Formação profissional não superior acreditada e grau de nível pós-graduado regulamentado (accredited non-degree professional education and regulated graduate level degree) 2012

Constituída com Acordo Nacional (Constituted with National Charter) 2019 [RNOD, National Library]




e as 6 sociedades científicas




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 contemporary popular music at the concert level. 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 GRADUATE RESEARCH CENTRE for Popular and Contemporary Music Performance and Composition Practice, and for Professional Qualifications (Initial and Postgraduate).
NOTE: The Academy and Interactive Conservatoire™ operate as a non-profit organization under the National Charter (Acordo Nacional do R.N.O.D., M|C) of the National Library of Portugal (BNP). Our continuing education program is academically accredited and the 'Specialist degree' course (postgraduate specialization for degree holders) is regulated under CCPFC rules [self-regulation or 'regulamentação própria'(*) with the Scientific-Pedagogic Council of Teachers, in Portugal] to attract GR (Graduate) Points convertible to Postgraduate Degree Credits for both degree qualified school teachers (docentes profissionalizados) and degree qualified specialist teachers (docentes técnicos especializados).
(*) Formador(es) creditado(s) pelo CCPFC ou certificados, e programa de Popular Music com Aval (licenciamento ou autorização) numa unidade orgânica de instituição de ensino superior Portuguesa 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).

*Please note that the CertALPMC-CI academic qualification itself does not attract undergraduate degree credits but the components which make it up do. [i.e., eligible to 10 automatic ECTS academic credits + a number of continuing education units for UC credits, to complete the full Academy qualification].

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 8 sections (small departments) - i.e., the Academy, Interactive Conservatory and the 6 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.

Established 2011 - Constituted with National Charter 2019
IGAC Registrations and Amendments of all Works [Our Collections are Licensed intellectual property]
IGAC Registered Artistic Names (a public service for artistic projects and bands of music) 
IGAC - Inspeção-Geral das Atividades Culturais, Ministry of Culture (

-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 6 Scientific Societies' Journals - Click here
The ALPMC - CI is a RNOD Partner Organization of the National Library, Ministry of Culture - Click here 

Registration Authorities - BNP Quote ISSN 66/2013 & BNP Quote ISSN 42/2019: M.P.P. 165 V., M.P.P. 137 V., M.P.P. 138 V., and others (14 practitioner-type journal editions each year for the 6 Academy scientific societies and its members and fellows).
We may search for some FLPMC Collections and the 6 scientific societies at the RNOD (click here
Approved with the ISSN National Agency & DL Service
BNP - Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Ministry of Culture (
Approved with the ISBN National Agency
APEL - Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros (

THE WEBSITE'S OPENING TUNE- The Fusion High Way #4 by Carlos Viegas (click here to listen) 
Musical genre: Avant-garde

Please consider making a contribution to support the Academy's musical cause. It is a Donation of only 20 euros for becoming an Associate or Full Member and enjoy 7 benefits; an additional Donation of only 70 euros includes accredited training for certified professional qualifications for Musicians (aspiring professional and higher level professional) and to become a Specialist (graduate level) on a specific musical area.

You will receive copies of our 6 latest e-Journal Issues and e-CDs (music practitioner journal editions), 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 VII' 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 89 vacancies left for new Associate Members and Full Members (out of 100).

Continuing education unit 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 14 '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 14 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 14 practitioner-type journal editions each year for our Members and Fellows of the 6 sections - these are the "Royal" Free Academy of PMC (The Academy), Interactive Conservatory (an independent authority for training and educating amateur and professional musicians of contemporary and popular music) and 6 Scientific Societies; and for the National Library of Portugal.

101 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES & 13 PRACTICAL SUBJECTS AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING - you may choose a different specialty for the 3 accredited qualification levels
NOTE: Our Interactive Conservatory's (CI) Initial and Continuing Professional & Graduate Education Programme was developed by Prof. Carlos 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 member-candidates that complete it 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.



        Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo, or "Real" Academia Livre de Música, with the slogan "A Academia Livre de Portugal para o Avanço e Promoção da Performance Musical e da Arte e Ciência conetadas", property of Professor Carlos Viegas (PostDoc), is a BNP - RNOD Partner Organization acting as a musical authority in Portugal with a 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. It is a goverment protected cultural and academic entity registered under the names of Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo@™ (Entidade Cultural e Científica a funcionar no [secretariado] Centro de Investigação Pós-graduada | Graduate Research Centre - Entidade instituidora do CN: ALPMC - CI) with the General-Inspection of Cultural Activities (an IGAC service for registering/licensing wind, brass and string bands - 'bandas de música') of the Ministry of Culture, and it was founded in April 2011 and established with its statutory regulations (for constitution) published on December 2019 (with Legal Deposit (DL)) by Professor Carlos Viegas, 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 Centre/Organic Unit of an Higher Education Institution in Portugal. Degree holders (Licenciatura) or holders of equivalent qualifications outside the EU will split the CertALPMC-CI to study directly in the DipALPMC-CI, and upon completion they can apply for the individual registration of a specialization degree (graduate level) in popular music at a teaching or training Council. In Portugal it is the CCPFC, Braga. CN stands for 'Concelho Nacional' for including our 6 scientific societies, and PMC stands for Performers (or Performance) de Música Contemporânea. Portugal's scientific Academy to educate and train Musicians under the world's 1st Interactive Conservatory (C.I.) [i.e., the Academy-CI is the Graduate Research Center - eminently practical and experimental training as all knowledge of specialist professionals should be | Centro de Investigação Pós-graduada - formação eminentemente prática e experimental como todo o conhecimento de especialistas profissionais deve ser] and 6 scientific societies (6 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 a National Charter [i.e., com um Acordo Nacional] (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-ISSN/eISSN-ISMN, RNOD, APEL-ISBN & IGAC).
"Our national and international recognition and influence on the Music Performance must be in playing Music within the scope of all Contemporary Popular Music Performance specialties and concepts, and connecting it with the associated art and science" (Carlos Al. 'Grace' Viegas). 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 6 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 6 practitioner music societies for a contemporary popular music joint fellowship (non stipend). We offer accredited training in popular music within a professional qualification system with unaccompanied solo pieces at grade 8 level and beyond 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 (or part of it) delivered by its distance tutorial methods and system, in collaboration with a university or polytechnic. Our entity provides a 3-stage initial professional and continuing education programme (accredited units) for the Professional Qualification (only awarded to non-higher education diploma and non-degree holders) and Specialization Diploma in Popular Music (Diploma de Especialização em Música Popular) to Full Member-Candidates. Our popular music programme awards automatic credit value for the continuing education unit credits (i.e., UCs) and ALPMC - CI professional qualification completed, which are convertible or eligible to ECTS (academic credits). Continuing education unit credits can positively impact your career in several ways.
In addition to popular and avangard contemporary music, experimentalism and musical abstractionism are also valued at the "Royal" Free Academy of Contemporary Music Performance, based in Portugal.

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. 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.
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).

The Board Chairman can provide documented proof to enrolled students that the programme curriculum received recognition with Continuing Assessments & Learning Psychology Assessments. The professional designation in Portuguese would be DipALPMC-CI (Diploma de Especialização em Música Popular) [accredited units in Popular Music - Music Education and Guitar, developed by Professor Carlos Viegas at a Continuing Education Centre of an HE Institution accredited by the A3ES in Portugal: evidence of our module accreditations is available only to full members]. O Curso superior especializado de Popular Music (níveis 1, 2 e 3 de especialização da ALPMC) é ilegível à solicitação da creditação [i.e., conversão de 300 horas em créditos de formação: contínua ou especializada, dependendo se o requerente licenciado (ou no mínimo bacharel) tem ou não a profissionalização docente] pelo CCPFC (formação regulamentada pelas regras do Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua, Braga) a título individual no caso dos licenciados em música ou educação musical, para se poder obter um grau de especialização (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. 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 de nível 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.

The name of this musician’s collective (i.e., Conservatório Interativo@™) are both registered under the name registration process that may be used for licensing wind, brass and string bands (bandas de música), 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 ] (Secretariat) based at the Graduate Research Centre holds 22 musical instruments of professional quality, from whose 12 are a small collection of guitars and other chordophones. Our Founder and Board Chairman, Professor Carlos Viegas, is working hard for the Library, e-Library, Digital Archive and Mini-Library, located in the Secretariat and deposited and archived in the National Library, 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.
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 6 distinct official bodies (proceedings of 6 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.™ (a entidade instituidora do Conselho Nacional que inclui as 6 sociedades científicas [CN]) funciona no Centro de Investigação do Professor Carlos Viegas (Pós-Doc), onde é dirigida a formação profissional de nível não superior e de especialização/pós-graduação especificamente na área da popular music 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 6 revistas especializadas (periódicos) da Academia relacionadas com, ou dirigidas ao trabalho dos músicos, artistas, compositores e professores, em várias Variantes de Guitarra/Viola 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 Popular Music obteve o Aval (licenciamento ou autorização) numa unidade orgânica de instituição de ensino superior Portuguesa 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).


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 through music is most sovereign..."

Patron of March and Cakewalk (Patrono da Marcha e Cakewalk)
Known as the 'King of March'
1854 - 1932
Son of a Portuguese.
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)
Best known for Harmony Counterpoint and Extemporisation
1685 - 1750

Patron of Classical Music (Patrono da Música Clássica)
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)
BMus Ord (Cert Perf), A.L.C.M., PG [CCPFC], FNCM, NCM Research Fellow [MEC], Postdoctoral Dip Studies (UFP), Litt.D., FGMS, FASC
Posição - título de Pós-Doc (obtido por estágio científico avançado) pela Universidade Fernando Pessoa (UFP), Porto (corresponding to a Rank or Grade of Researcher)

A research Professor (Docente investigador) in Musical Practice, Performance, and Theory of Learning and Teaching (or related topics), maintains the Academy-Interactive Conservatory centre and its 6 scientific societies (the 6 sections of the 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.

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 (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!).

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, Journals and Training Programmes
Videos of Carlos performing in the World's Goa Day, recorded by TV Portuguese Monarchy
(video of Stride Guitar and Stomp)

Founder and Honorary Prize Memberof 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)

ADJUNCT (non paid position)
Winner of 'Prémio Amália para Melhor Baixista 2012' (Best Bassist 2012)

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'


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 6 (Six) 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 board, and, if the feedback is positive, the abstract publication will be considered in the appropriate official journal and the subsequent award of fellow in that journal's scientific society.

Our Practitioner-type journals examine the proposals made and successful authors become fellows (recognized specialists) in PMC with the 6 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.

Associated Professor, Universidade de Coimbra (UC)
Posição - título de Agregado (obtido por provas académicas) pela UC

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

BMus, M.Mus (LCM, TVU, UK)
Percussive and Concert Guitar Performer and Composer

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

G.T.C.L. (Hons Degree), F.T.C.L., FNCM, D.D., FGMS
Principal, National College of Music (Society) - Certification Board, Chelmsford, England


The Academy's professional assessments are available with a proven learning method

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 Organização privada para Performers da Música, parceira do RNOD. É uma entidade em nome individual sendo o seu representante legal o próprio fundador Professor Carlos Viegas, e considerada de interesse cultural e científico de acordo com as leis dos dois Mecenatos. 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’ 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.

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.

Registada sob os nomes Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo@™ (ALPMC-CI)

Serviço IGAC para registo/licenciamento de bandas de música | Certidão de Registos - nºs de ofício da entidade: 1884/2011, 3370/2012

Registos de Autoridade ISBNs, ISSNs, eISSNs, ISMNs e DLs, e convénio do R.N.O.D., Ministério da Cultura, Portugal

A entidade ALPMC - CI está associada ao NIF 213003813 (INE)

C.A.E. 90020, 85591 [as especializações acreditadas para ‘graduados’ (aka pós-graduações) não deixam de ser consideradas como formações no ensino superior (DGES)]

Endereço postal da ALPMC-CI (Concelho Nacional):
Centro de Investigação do Professor Carlos Viegas
99 Av. das Laranjeiras, Ed. Panorama, Bl. B 2º Dto
3780-202 Anadia, Aveiro, Portugal

Academia Livre de PMC - Conservatório Interativo@™ (ALPMC-CI) are registered names with the General-Inspection of Cultural Activities (an IGAC Service for registering and/or licensing wind, brass and string bands) 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 6 scientific societies) are a RNOD (M|C) Partner Organization.

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[non-degree programatic accreditation (i.e. validation of mandatory course units) in Popular Music obtained at a Center/Organic Unit in higher education].

Please note that The Academy - CI was constituted 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.