Welcome to the website of the Center for Studies on the Musical Gesture & Expression!

CEGeME is a Research Group located at the School of Music of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Research developed at CEGeME focus mainly on empirical study of musical expressiveness, aiming at understanding the processes involved in the production and perception of a musical performance. The approach is through the identification of patterns of manipulation of durations, energy and spectral content of the acoustic material produced by the musician, as well as of body movement extracted from three-dimensional position of the musician and the instrument.

Situated in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the Federal State of Minas Gerais, the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais has 3 university campi, 20 academic unities with 94 departments. With a permanent faculty of 2818 docents, UFMG offers to ca. 49.000 students, 76 undergraduate courses, 77 Graduate Programs (63 Doctoral degrees), covering all areas of knowledge.