Gilvano Dalagna. Was a PhD candidate in Music/Performance studies, supported by CAPES/Brazil, at the University of Aveiro. He received his Masters Degree in Music/Performance from the same university (2010). Gilvano has taught guitar at the Laboratório de Desenvolvimento Vocal e Instrumental da UFSM, as well as in conservatoires and music schools in Brazil. In Portugal, Gilvano was guitar teacher in the Conservatório de Música de Ourém e Fátima, Academia de música de Arouca and Academia de Artes de Chaves. He has conducted research in music performance optimization, particularly focused on higher education, in Portugal and UK. Recent publications include: "Mental Representations of Music Performance: Evidences for a Theoretical Model" in Educate~ The Journal of Doctoral Research in Education (2013); "Mental Representations of Music performance: A theoretical model," in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science (2013); "Post-in-Progress: Atas do 2º Fórum Internacional de Pós-graduação em Estudos de Música e Dança" (2013). He concluded a period of 6 months at Institute of Education - University of London as erasmus student. As guitarist, his concert engagements encompass Brazil, Portugal and UK. Past professional activities include: teacher assistant - Music History/UFSM (Brasil) (2003 - 2004), invited guitarist in the project "É Templo de Música" (2005), teacher assistant in Laboratório de Composição da UFSM (2006), Member of the editorial board of Revista Guitarra Clássica (2010), Member of the program committee of Post Ip – Post in Progress – 2º Fórum Internacional de Pós-graduação em Estudos de Música e Dança (2013).