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Santiago Galán

Director of Studies at Bachelor of Music (ESEM).
Coordinator of the Bachelor Degree in Flamenco Performance.

Born in Badalona, he has a PhD in History of Art and Musicology from the UAB (doctoral thesis Cum laude with Maricarmen Gómez Muntané), a degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona and in History and Science of Music from the UAB, a Master’s degree (with honours) in Musicology and Music Education from the UAB and a Higher Degree in Composition and Arrangements in Modern Music from the INCANOP. He studied at the conservatories of Barcelona (Superior), Badalona and Santa Coloma de Gramenet, studying piano with Ramon Porter. With Lluís Vergés he studied modern harmony, arrangements and composition.

Subjects: General History of Music, History of 20th Century Popular Music, Baroque Music Analysis, Classicism Music Analysis, Main Composition, Music and Computing, Arranging (I), Information and Communication Techniques / Computer Music (I)


His work is developed in the field of musical interpretation, composition, research and teaching. As a pianist, he has worked with groups of all kinds of styles, such as blues, Brazilian music, African music, gospel, jazz, theatre, traditional, Mediterranean sounds, fados, etc., working with musicians such as Custom Blend, Vradiaki, Lo Poder del Cant, Txika & Marrabenta, Avenida Brasil, Camàlics, Xarop de Canya, Névoa and many others, participating in almost twenty records. He is the leader of the group SG4 with a repertoire based on his own compositions.

His recent publications and communications at international conferences focus on the study of Spanish Renaissance music theory. He also has worked in private schools and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, among other centres. He currently teaches Arrangements, Harmony, Music Computing, Music History and Analysis at the Taller de Músics where he also acts as Head of Studies at the Escuela Superior de Enseñanzas Musicales.

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