Paulo Maria Rodrigues is a composer, performing musician and educator. After a PhD in Applied Genetics he resumed earlier music studies and studied opera and composition. His work as an educator started with composing/directing music theatre pieces for children in Musiworks, London, where he was also, an assistant at the Baylis Programme at ENO. Around 1998 he co-funded the Companhia de Música Teatral, which allowed the creation and presentation of several original projects within the realm of Theatrical Music, namely pieces for toddlers and children, interdisciplinary projects with an emphasis in technology and artistic projects aiming at the use of music as a tool for human development. From 2006 to 2010 he was the coordinator of the Education Service at Casa da Música, Porto. He devised a vast program of original musical activities for a broad range of audiences and using diverse approaches to music making/creating/listening/knowing and directed several interdisciplinary artistic and community projects He has presented his academic and artistic work worldwide. He was Advanced Research Associate at the Planetary Collegium and since 1999 is a Professor at DeCA, University of Aveiro.