Acácio Piedade studied composition with Brazilian composer Almeida Prado at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Composition. Doctor in Anthropology (Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFSC), he researched music in indigenous rituals (Amazonian Northwest and Upper Xingu). Post-doctorate in Analytical Musicology at Paris Sorbonne University. Post-doctorate in Transcultural Music and Composition, Franz Liszt University of Music – Weimar, Germany. Full professor and researcher at the Graduate Program in Music (Master and Doctorate) of the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), in Florianopolis (SC, Brazil), where he teaches and coordinates research in Composition and Analysis. He is currently living in Lisbon.