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IASJ Fact Sheets provide basic information about IASJ Member Schools, used by:

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Souza Lima Conservatory

Name of representatives: Antonio Mario Cuhna; Lupa Santiago
E-mail of representatives: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone of representative: + 55 11 3884.9149
Website: www.souzalima.com.br

Souza Lima Conservatory
Rua Jose Maria Lisboa, 745
01423-001 Sao Paulo

Number of students in jazz department: more than 200
Annual fee: € 10.000 to 20.000
Financial support offered: € 2000 to € 5000
Diplomas offered: Bachelor
Language: Native language
Approximate percentage of foreign students: 25-50%
Legal status of school: Private Conservatory, Private University

Souza Lima Music Conservatory celebrates 30 years of existence.
The name, “Souza Lima” is associated with one of the most important classical Brazilian pianists of the twentieth century. Souza Lima has become recognized now as a synonym for dedication to musical instruction, through the Conservatory and College, which use the pianist’s name as patron.
The Jardins branch of Souza Lima was inaugurated in 1986. After that, it was Alphaville’s turn in 2003. The Moema branch followed in 2007 and the Percussion Center on the avenue, 9 de Julho, in 2011. In 2012, we will inaugurate the Lorena branch with the Audio Production and DJ Center.

Souza Lima Conservatory:
• National and International college program
• Conservatory with open courses, children’s courses, vip classes, audio, production, and studio facilities and courses
• Teaching staff made up of titled professors and renowned musicians in and outside of Brazil; a staff dedicated to the mission and vision of the institutions direction
• More than 40 thousand students have already passed through Souza Lima;
• Its own editing company with 12 titles, including method books and play-alongs edited in Brazil and distributed internationally in 5 languages by the German editor, Advance Music; the specialized Maestro Souza Lima library, including musical archives in Braille
• 30 years of piano and guitar competitions, national and international workshops, participation in innumerous national and international congresses, corporate show productions, student show productions in bars, theaters, festivals, seminaries, and more than 4 thousand events
• Founder of the SLCE (Souza Lima’s national and international partnership for music educators), CLAEM (Latin American Congress of Music Schools), ALAEMUS (Latin American Association of Music Schools) and IRSA (International Rhythmic Studies Association)

In addition to its partnership with Berklee College of music, in Boston, United States, Souza Lima has partnerships with Musicians Institute (MI) in Los Angeles, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow Russia, the Newpark School in Dublin, Irland, and the Didier Lockwook Music Center in Paris, France.
• Virtual Media – SL Electronic Magazine, Total Show, Souza Lima on TV, SL Web Radio, and online courses

In 2011, we began Souza Lima College of Music, offering a bachelor’s degree in instrumental vocal performance. In 2012, we held the first Souza Lima Photography exposition, SL 30 Years, with pictures of some of the musicians who have created part of the academic and musical history of Souza Lima’s past 30 years, as seen through the lens of the photographer Victor Kobayashi.

To be recognized nationally and internationally as an institution of reference in musical education.

The IASJ is a long standing member of the IMC, the International Music Coucil, affiliated with UNESCO.

The IASJ, founded in 1989, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

The IASJ promotes cultural diversity and does not discriminate towards nationality, religion, gender or age.

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General Information

Organization: non-for-profit association, (Dutch title: "Internationale Vereniging van Scholen voor Jazz"), founded in 1989
Chamber of Commerce: The Hague, The Netherlands: KvK 40412806
VAT-number: none. The IASJ is tax-exempted.