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From gift to habitus: a study of musical and professional dispositions of EMESP Tom Jobim students

Grant number: 20/04649-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2020
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal researcher:Marcia Cristina Consolim
Grantee:Victor Alves de Abreu
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This project aims to investigate the genesis of musical dispositions and the professional career of the EMESP Tom Jobim students - traditional music school of São Paulo State founded in 1989 -, regarding of forth cycle in "Advanced Instrumental Practice" popular and erudite. It intended to ascertain in what measure some social trajectories and its own accumulated capital during this cursus reveal a subjectively practical disposition system, that is, how it is constructed the scholar's aesthetical preferences which lead their musical choices and professional futures. Then, it is intended yet to analyses to what extend the EMESP imply on these preferences and abilities, in view of supposing that your position as a tuition institution support or constrain a consolidation of the eventually students' professional careers. Therefore, starting the construction and comparation of scholar's social and musical profiles, and the school profile from its institutional archives as well, this project take as hypothesis that the professional inclinations in the musical world, commonly assigned as a "gift", already are results of subjective incorporations from objective conditionals.

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