Practice and collective music teaching
Collective music practice and teaching are the main tools used by NEOJIBA to work on values such as cooperation, respect, solidarity and discipline. In the 13 Centers, instrumental and choral practice activities are free, regular, carried out under appropriate conditions and with the presence of instructors in a continuous training process with professionals from the most prestigious institutions in Brazil and the world.
At NEOJIBA, everyone is invited to exercise the two guiding slogans:
"Learn who teaches" encourages the practice of sharing knowledge. More experienced members teach the young ones, so that the process of teaching and learning in music is effective.
"The audience´s place is on the stage" emphasizes that musical practice can be available to everyone, regardless of special aptitude. Anyone is able to sing or play an instrument in suitable external conditions, such as an environment that facilitates concentration, orientation and regularity.
At NEOJIBA, instrumental practice takes place primarily in orchestral ensembles of different types, but also in chamber music formations. Practice in smaller groups helps to strengthen a sense of initiative and personal responsibility. Participation in larger orchestral ensembles develops discipline in relation to hierarchies, the sense of integration and mutual support.
As in the orchestra, choral practice trains children, adolescents and young people both in the technical-musical area and in the exercise of social life. The methodology of the musical formation of the choristers is similar to that of the instrumentalists of the orchestra, with separate rehearsals of suits, progressive joining until the general rehearsal and monitoring system.
In the collective musical activity, children, adolescents and young people are invited to exercise a positive social and community experience. Each member builds and shares his learning in a respectful and collaborative attitude, in order to overcome his own challenges and achieve personal and community success.
The more time dedicated to making collective music of excellence, the more results will be achieved and directed to other areas of the members' lives. There is no selection for beginners. Public hearings are promoted only for the admission of the members of the Management and Professional Training Center of the NEOJIBA program, since it is responsible for the training of young multipliers. Once a member of the NEOJIBA program, every child, teenager or young person has the possibility of internal traffic. Connectivity seeks to motivate as much as possible, through participation in essays, public presentations, seminars, masterclasses, lectures, training and exchange of experiences, in the search for greater goals and in the aspiration for excellence. The NEOJIBA program carries out the following pedagogical actions complementary to its daily and regular activities:
Training Program in Collective and Excellence Music Practice and Teaching, with Supervised Monitoring (PROMS, in portuguese)
Training Program in Collective and Excellence Music Practice and Teaching, with Supervised Monitoring (PROMS) is aimed at members of the main musical backgrounds who have completed high school, with a maximum age of 25 years (for the Castro Alves Orchestra) and 27 years (for the Bahia Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir). The Program trains multiplier musicians through pedagogy workshops, continued training through monitoring activities, with the support and supervision of the NEOJIBA pedagogical team.
Multiplier Musicians Project (Promulti, in portuguese)
Multiplier Musicians Project (Promulti) consists of planning and carrying out training actions through collective artistic practice, which are implemented in institutions, schools or cultural associations freely chosen by the multiplying musician, preferably in the neighborhoods or communities where the member resides. This project is intended for members of the Youth Orchestra of Bahia who do not work in monitoring. The goal is to encourage solidarity and entrepreneurial actions among young musicians.
Training Program in Collective Music Practice and Teaching (PROCEC, in portuguese)
The Collective Music Education Training Program (PROCEC) selects young musicians to develop a project in the field of collective music practice. Currently, there are 40 musicians participating in this project in all regions of Bahia, receiving face-to-face training, distance monitoring and a scholarship. All training activities are carried out by NEOJIBA pedagogical professionals.
The Pedagogical Seminars take place every year and are meetings that offer training and exchange activities for the NEOJIBA pedagogical team. In addition to courses where employees can undergo specific training in other areas of the Program, at Pedagogical Seminars, which take place over a week, external experts give lectures and promote debates on important topics for the development of the Program's activities.