Engaging Music Technology

Title of the BIP

Engaging Music Technology

Hosting University

University of Extremadura. Campus of Cáceres (SPAIN).

Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco (Castelo Branco – PORTUGAL).

Virtual Period start:

2nd September 2024

Virtual Period end:

15th September 2024

In-presence Period start:

16th September 2024

In-presence Period end:

20th September 2024

Language of teaching:

English B1

ECTS credits:


Number of participants:


Study level required:

BA (first cycle), MA (second cycle), PhD, Post-Doc, young researchers, adult learners, professional of the field

Selection criteria:

An open introductory course, although it will deepen in diverse fields of cultural heritage interpretation, education and management through new technologies and digital humanities is open to all interested public holding a B1 certificate in English. Gender balance will be taken in account in the selection of participants, as well as students with fewer opportunities. A cv and a motivation letter will be assessed for the selection.


Prof. Martín Gómez-Ullate, University of Extremadura

Prof. Anca Spătar, University of Oradea,

Prof. Gerardo Vidal Gonçalves, University of Evora

Prof. Rui Dias, Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco

Programme description

This is a learning-by-projects course where theory and practice are combined to design and implement a project that explores technology to foster and potentiate music practice and musicianship across different fields of music, including composition, performance, sound design, interpretation, expression and music education. The participants will be presented with a comprehensive range of contents that gather the musical knowledge and cultural heritage of western music tradition and education, with the development of new musical formats and practices made possible by technology. Using recent technologies, interfaces and resources (hardware and software), the participants will be invited to participate in the creation of a collective musical performance where they can join their own musical backgrounds and expertise to new resources developed during the program. The performance will be presented in public concerts in the cities of Castelo Branco (Portugal) and Cáceres (Spain).