• Dança 1
14.12.2023 | 4h30pm (PT) , 1h30pm (BR) | Brazil | State University of Campinas 
On December 14th, 2023, at 4h30pm. (PT) and 1h30 pm (BR), Camilla dos Santos Silva will took the exams under the Cotutela regime of the Doctoral Program in Music, with the theme "Processes of self-regulation of learning in the practice and performance of advanced musicians".


The jury for the PhD Thesis of Camilla dos Santos Silva
  • Prof. Dr. Carlos Fernando Fiorini, Associate Professor at the State University of Campinas (advisor)
  • Prof. Dr. Helena Paula Marinho Silva de Carvalho, Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro (advisor)
  • Prof. Dr. Clarissa Gomes Foletto, Researcher at INET-md
  • Prof. Dr. Rosane Cardoso de Araújo, Full Professor at the Federal University of Paraná
  • Prof. Dr. Evely Boruchovitch, Full Professor at the State University of Campinas
  • Prof. Dr. Emerson Luiz de Biaggi, Associate Professor at the State University of Campinas
  • Prof. Dr. Diana Santiago da Fonseca, Permanent Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Music at UFBA

Self-regulated learning processes in the practice and performance of advanced musicians

This thesis investigates the metacognitive processes that advanced musicians employ in their daily instrumental practice while preparing for musical performance. These processes were discussed in light of the Social Cognitive Theory within the construct of Self-Regulated Learning. Self-regulation refers to "self-generated thoughts, feelings, and actions that are planned and cyclically adapted to attaining personal goals" (Zimmerman, 2000, p. 14). The central hypothesis of this thesis is that advanced musicians adopt self-regulatory behaviors in their daily practice even without having theoretical information about the construct. This hypothesis relies on analyzing results obtained so far from the literature. After identifying gaps, such as the need to investigate these results with samples from Lusophone cultural contexts, four studies investigated self-regulation processes in advanced students and professional musicians. The first study is a systematic review of the literature on musical practice and self-regulation of advanced musicians. The second study has an observational design and investigated the musical practice habits of music undergraduates, with data collected through a focus group. The third study investigated changes in self-regulatory processes during participation in an online music challenge. The fourth descriptive-correlational study explored the self-regulatory processes of advanced Brazilian and Portuguese musicians, replicating the questionnaire Araújo (2016) developed and tested the scale's robustness in investigating self-regulation in the sample. The results suggest that our hypothesis can be partially confirmed because, although the studied population employs actions to achieve their musical practice and performance objectives, there is a divergence between the conceptions of learning strategies and the awareness of the need to monitor and adapt them.
Advisor : Helena Paula Marinho Silva de Carvalho (Universidade de Aveiro) and Carlos Fernando Fiorini (Unicamp)