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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Camilla dos Santos Silva was born in Santos (SP - Brazil). Ph.D. candidate in Music (Instrumental Studies and Music Performance) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in cotutelle with Aveiro University, under the supervision of Professor Doctor Carlos Fiorini (UNICAMP) and Professor Doctor Helena Marinho (UA). She is currently developing the thesis "Self-regulated learning strategies involved in the preparation of advanced guitar repertoire: a study in the light of social cognitive theory". She holds a Master's degree in Music (2016) from UNICAMP, and two degrees, in Music Performance - classical guitar (2013) and Music Education (2017). She has research interests in the following areas: Music Performance, Psychology of Music, and Music Education. To date, she has developed five research projects funded by the São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP). Her artistic production includes concerts in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Portugal. She has a scholarship at the guitar class in four editions of the Campos do Jordão Winter Festival (OSESP Foundation).


Doctoral Program


Self-regulated learning strategies involved in the preparation of advanced guitar repertoire: a study in the light of Social Cognitive Theory

[Image credits: Oksana Kovaliuk]
Helena Marinho and Carlos Fiorini

Recent scientific investigations on advanced music performance have focused on the cognitive and metacognitive processes involved in music practice. This activity includes, in addition to the amount of time employed in the daily practice, the efficiency of practice, and the musician's ability to control personal, environmental, and behavioral influences. This Ph.D. research project aims to investigate the metacognitive processes used in advanced guitar performance. In light of Social Cognitive Theory in the construct of self-regulated learning, this research will develop studies on music performance, systematic review, descriptive-correlational study, case studies, and self-reflection using autoethnography.