Since the 2000s, Vale has created opportunities for students to participate in musical formations and develop their talents, in the states of Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Pará and Mato Grosso do Sul.

In 2019, a collaborative teaching and learning network was created between the musical projects of the four states and partner orchestras, which received the name Vale Music program.

Vale Music, which is part of the Vale Cultural Institute’s authorial programs, includes exchanges between students and teachers from the program’s training centers, classes with musicians from professional orchestras sponsored by Vale (Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Ouro Preto Orchestra and Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra) and artistic residencies.

Vale Music students participate in classes by suit, instrument masterclasses and workshops on orchestra formation and concert music. The program also creates opportunities for young musicians to participate in face-to-face qualifications with the orchestras, in addition to integrated presentations, where they experience the routine of professional musicians.

The classes at Vale Music are divided by vocal range, instrument masterclasses, in addition to workshops on orchestra formation and concert music


The program also creates opportunities for young musicians to participate in face-to-face training with orchestras and in integrated presentations, where they can experience the routine of professional musicians.

Students from Vale Music program at Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro

Learn more about the Vale Music performance in the states:

Vale Music in Belém (PA)

Developed by the Amazon Music Foundation (FAM) since 2004, the initiative is aimed at students from the public network of the capital of Pará. It brings together young orchestra, choir, sweet flutes group, young symphonic band, chamber percussion group, violin orchestra and children’s choir.

Vale Music Serra (ES)

Created in 2000, the initiative promotes musical education actions for students of the public network of Espírito Santo. The program includes an orchestra and a young chamber musician, symphonic band, children’s choir and Vale Music youth choir.

Vale Music Brumadinho (MG)

Inaugurated in September 2019, the Vale Music center in Brumadinho offers choral singing classes and wind and percussion instruments for students. The classes are taught by the Banda São Sebastião, traditional of the region, with participation also by the Ouro Preto Orchestra.

Moinho Cultural (MS)

Founded in 2005, the institution serves children from Corumbá and Ladário, in Mato Grosso do Sul, and from the Bolivian border cities of Puerto Suarez and Puerto Quijarro. The training cycle includes classes of music, dance, languages, school support and heritage education. As a result of this trajectory, the Pantanal Dance Company was created.

How to participate in Vale Music

Registrations for the projects that integrate the program are open every year. Students from the public school system or scholarship holders from private schools in predetermined regions in each location can register. No prior knowledge of music is required, and the formations are free.

Vale Music Orchestra from Moinho Cultural Institute

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Vale Music project brings young people and historical monuments together through music, in Rio de Janeiro

Serra Vale Music program holds classes with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, in Espírito Santo

Students from this program share experiences and musical knowledge

Christ the Redeemer statue is contemplated and revered through the music of the students from Vale Music program, in Rio de Janeiro

Moinho Cultural concert supported by Vale Cultural Institute

Students from Belém Vale Music program learn to play the recorder


Understanding and making dreams come true through music is one of the purposes of Vale Music program. Check out the stories of students from this project and watch everything that has already been accomplished.

Vale Music project – Sharing knowledge – Rodrigo and Kaiza. Testimonials from teachers of the project and sharing of experiences and perceptions of Vale Music project for society.

Vale Music project – Sharing knowledge – Leonardo and Jhonathan. Students and teachers tell how Vale Music changes the lives of people who participate in this program.

Students from Vale Music program perform at the feet of the Christ the Redeemer statue Young people from different Brazilian states where this program is provided.