diana may clark

The Brazilian Virtual Choir Lab 
'BrazOz' was born during hard lockdowns and continues to thrive via Melbourne-Rio and online

The Brazilian Virtual Choir Lab singers 2022 Braz Oz - samba clip:

The Brazilian Vocal course designed by Mi La Musica School, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and hosted in Australia by Great Southern A cappella founder and choir director Diana May Clark. Mila & Diana have collaborated for 2 years in Brazilian music Education - teaching harmonised Voice and Percussion together this semester with a samba/folk focus.

The choir sings Brazilian standards in Portuguese - songs like Corcovado, Manhã de Carnaval, Desde que o Samba, Aquarela do Brasil (Brazil), Pelo Telefone among many others. Students learn the pronunciation and articulation in Portuguese, harmonies, some percussion parts and the history of the compositions, immersing into diverse music styles & rhythms direct from the source.

Our inaugural Australian Brazilian Choir lab students 'Braz Oz' - clip! 

 BrazOz choir 
The Program Includes:
Vocal Training exercises tailored to each song 
Choir blending Technique
Brazilian Phrasing, Rhythms, & percussion parts 
Portuguese lyrics and pronunciation    
Vocal Music / Choral Arrangement/ Guitar charts /Percussion patterns provided
Final Project: Audio Recording of a Brazilian Samba arranged for harmonized voices & percussion

Classes in English are live from Melbourne (Australia) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
All classes are recorded (zoom) so if you miss a week you can watch it later & catch up.
Modules are designed by professional musicians using best practice educational techniques.

Additional Information:
Online group capped at 28 people
Payment via bank deposit or PayPal for students outside Australia

This course is for amateur and professional musicians alike; music lovers, teachers, choir conductors, vocalists, percussionists and instrumental music students to build confidence & underestading in performing Brazilian music.

To join please contact:

Great Southern A Capella in Australia
Ph: (+61)0 433 855 580

Mi La Musica in Brazil
Ph: +55 21 99301.1398



Have your group learn our Mas Que Nada arrangement:

Portuguese 3-part (SAT) vocal harmony & Percussion. 
Online via Rio & Melbourne 

A four-week course designed for singers to immerse in Brazilian rhythm patterns. We’ll deliver this while focusing on the classic Bossa/Samba classic Mas Que Nada. Classes are live & will cover the pronunciation and articulation in Portuguese, and percussion parts along with the history of the composition, getting deeper into Samba music direct via the source. 

Teachers: Diana May Clark and Mila Schiavo 

Format: One song in Portuguese: SAT vocal arrangement and small percussion instruments: Pandeiro, Surdo, Tamborim and Shaker. (Guitar chart also provided).

Course duration: 4 weeks. 
75 to 90 mins on each class  

Program Includes:
Vocal exercises tailored to song 
Brazilian Rhythms & Phrasing 

Choir Blending Techniques
Portuguese lyrics, articulation, and pronunciation study  
Vocal Music / Choral Arrangement/ Guitar chart /Percussion patterns provided.

Additional Information: 
Online song masterclass is delivered live; the zoom session is recorded for later revision.
Classes are designed by professional musicians using best practice educational techniques.
We learn and record the full arrangement over 4 weeks.

Any questions please contact:
Diana May Clark @ Great Southern A cappella
Ph: +61 (0)433 855 580 

Mi La Musica in Brazil 
WhatsApp: +55 21 99301.1398

Ph: +55 21 99301.1398
The Brazilian Virtual Choir Lab

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Vicente Costa Nucci - Teacher & Music Director

The Brazilian Virtual Choir Lab is a course designed to enhance all students’ musical, creative and expressive qualities. Each program will focus on enabling students to sing a Brazilian standard in Portuguese! 

Mila Schiavo - Program Director & Choir Coordinator

Our host in Australia is Melbourne singer-songwriter and choir director Diana May Clark.

Diana Clark - Host

More Info - Mi La Musica Website