The main aim of the conference is to provide and promote an interdisciplinary forum for scholars investigating inter-cultural issues that impact on the delivery and dispensation of musical arts education including, but not limited to:
- ownership of musical arts in contemporary Africa
- coping with the changing tastes: prescribed curriculums versus pupils’ ‘own music’
- cross-cultural influences on musical arts dispensation as expressed in teaching, performing, research, demonstrations, etc
Inter Cultural Approaches to Musical Arts Education
Prof. Janice Kilian
Professor and Chair of Music Education at Texas Tech University, USA
Topic: The Face of Musical Arts Education: Shared Visions and Shared Concerns
Prof. Meki Nzewi
Professor of African music (Theory & Practice) University of Pretoria, RSA.
Topic: Human Sciences Education, Research, and the Spirituality Nexus in Africa:
The Indigenous Musical Arts Epistemology
Prof. Akosua Addo
Associate Professor of Music, Department of Music, University of Minnesota, USA
Topic: Encountering Intersections, Interrogating Narratives and Engaging with People.
Dr. René Humane
Lecturer of Music, Department of Music Education, University of Pretoria, RSA
Topic: Are African Musical Arts Internationally Measurable?
Dr. Benon Kigozi
Lecturer of Music, Department of Performing Arts and Film,
Makerere University, Uganda