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Chair of the Sistema SIG
Graça Mota (pianist, Master in Music Education, Boston University, USA, PhD in Psychology of Music, University of Keel, UK) has been for more than 25 years engaged in music teacher’s education at the Music Department of the College of Education in the Polytechnic Institute in Porto, Portugal. Currently, she is Director of the CIPEM (Research Center in Psychology of Music and Music Education). Her present research is concerned with education and music in the community, and musical practice and social inclusion. This research has been funded through grants from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and has been published in Portugal, Spain, US, UK, Latvia and Brazil. She is the principal investigator in a major grant researching the Portuguese Sistema Orquestra Geração. She was Chair of the Research Commission of ISME (2008-2010) and is currently an elected Board member for the biennium 2014-2016. gmota@ese.ipp.pt