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André Codeço (b. 1981) is a composer, conductor, researcher, and writer.

His main research focuses on the Sonic Domain Theory, which crosses the fields of

Music and Mathematics. André Codeço has a Ph.D. and a Master's in Music

(Creative Processes emphasis), both from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). 

During his Ph.D. he was a Fulbright fellow at the Louisiana State University.

André has a BA in Composition, Theology, and Music Education.

He also has a pianistic and conducting formation. Currently, he is majoring in Mathematics.

André was mentored by worldwide composers and conductors such as

Dr. Liduino Pitombeira (Brazil), Maestro Roberto Tibiriçá (Brazil), Dr. Pauxy Gentil-Nunes (Brazil), 

Dr. Antônio Borges-Cunha (Brazil), Dr. Dawid Korenchendler (Brazil), Claudio Dauelsberg (Brazil),

Dr. Mike Schelle (USA)Dr. Robert Peck (USA), and Dr. José Halac (Argentina), among others.

André Codeço was born in a small town (Itaperuna) in northwest Rio de Janeiro State. There, his studies in music were initiated at 8 years old,

taking piano and music theory classes with his mother (Rita Codeço) at the Brazilian Conservatory of Music. Since then, music has always been a

central part of his life. At 15 years he wrote his first composition for solo piano as he had his first lessons in composition with Maestro José Carlos Liggiero.

André has performed as a composer, pianist, and conductor in several cities in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, São Paulo, Vitória, Cuiabá and 

Goiania, among others) and abroad (the United States, Argentina, Portugal, and Germany, among others). He conducted the String Orchestra of Itaperuna

from 2014 to 2021, the Federal Fluminese Institute Choir from 2021 to 2023, and the Musica Nova Camerata from 2017 to 2019 (recording several compositions and

new music aesthetic).

André has been building his language as a composer by addressing the Sonic Domain Theory as the core of his compositional original thinking.

The Sonic Domain Theory comprises a set of analytical and compositional tools which, in turn, are based upon original concepts of time and space in music.

A strong philosophical and mathematical basis is built to support the theory itself.


Therefore, André's main research interests are approaches that intersect Composition/Musical Analysis, Mathematics, and Philosophy.

André also has an interest in Philosophy of Religion. In this fild, he has published a book in Portuguese: "Entre o aqui e o Além: brevíssimas considerações

acerca da temporalidade divina" (it can be found on books section). 

In Mathematics, André has a special interest in Topology.

Dr. Codeço is the host of Compocast (link here), a podcast dedicated to issues about composition in general (only in Portuguese).

André Codeço is a member of Itaperuna's Academy of Letters (ACIL), Brazilian Association of Theory and Musical Analysis (TEMA), Society of Composers, Inc (SCI)

and Baixo Clero Composers Coletive,

For full Curriculum Vitae in English, please click here.

Para ter acesso ao Currículo Lattes (em português), por favor clique aqui:

Principal prizes and honorable mentions

Ruth Crawford Seeger Prize, 2nd place (USA), 2024.

Selected piece for IX SIMA - International Symposium of Music at Amazonia (BRAZIL), 2023.

Selected piece for the Panorama of Actual Brazilian Music (BRAZIL), 2020 

Fulbright Scholarship (at the Louisiana State University) (USA), 2018/2019;

3rd place in the National Composition Contest of UFRJ (BRAZIL), 2016;

Selected piece for the NEW MUSIC ON THE BAYOU Summer Festival (USA) 2016;

Selected piece for the Imani Winds Festival (USA), 2016; 

Selected pieces for the Panorama of Actual Brazilian Music (BRAZIL), 2014, 2016; 

Finalist piece on the Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra Composition Contest OPUS 21 (BRAZIL), 2015;

Selected pieces for ENCUN, National Meeting of Composers (BRAZIL), 2012, 2015;

Ibermúsicas Scholarship (Artistic residency at the National University of Córdoba) (ARGENTINA), 2014;

Honorable mention in VI International Composition Contest of Póvoa de Varzim (PORTUGAL), 2011;

2nd place in the National Composition Contest of Vila-Lobos Institute (BRAZIL), 2010.

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