Helder Oliveira is a Brazilian composer. He received his Licentiate degree in Music and his Vocational degree in Piano Performance from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Helder received his Master degree in Music Composition from the Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil, and studied composition with Danilo Guanais, Manoel Nascimento, Rodrigo Cicchelli, and Liduino Pitombeira. Moreover, Helder studied orchestration with professor Dinos Constantinides (Louisiana State University–LSU), and Music Theory with professor Robert Peck (LSU) and Liduino Pitombeira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro–UFRJ, Brazil). Helder was a 2019–20 Fulbright Visiting Researcher at LSU, under the supervision of professor Jeffrey Perry, and received his PhD in Music Composition from the UFRJ, under the guidance of professor Liduino Pitombeira. His works have been awarded and performed in Brazil, USA, Canada, Portugal and Germany. Some awards include the 1st prize in the 5th Composition Competition of the Academia de Flauta de Verão, 2017–18 Emerging Composers Competition (Commissioning Prize) from the Société de Concerts de Montréal (currently Temps Fort), 1st Prize in A Hymn for Mercy Competition 2019, the Internationalen Eisenacher Bach Kompositionspreis 2020 (exclusive prize), and Happy Composer Commission Project 2020.