MS GERALDINE MUMBUA KIOKO


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: CREATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS
CURRENT DESIGNATION: ASSISTANT LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: mumbua.kioko@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254 20 343672 Ext. 216
CONSULTATION HOURS: ON LEAVE
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
MASTER OF MUSIC (MMUS)ETHNOMUSICOLOGYSCHOOL OF ORIENTAL & AFRICAN STUDIES (SOAS), UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)2008
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)POLITICAL SCIENCE: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIOLOGYMANSFIELD UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (UNITED STATES)2001
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2005 - 2016STATE PIANISTPERMANENT PRESIDENTIAL MUSIC COMMISSION (KENYA)
2008 - 2009POLICY ADVISORDEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION (UNITED KINGDOM)
2003 - 2003RESEARCH ASSISTANTINSTITUTE FOR POLICY ANALYSIS RESEARCH (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
My research focuses on the principles of rhythm integration in African dance-drumming musical practices. It adds to the scholarship on rhythm in African music from an East African perspective.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Music Policy DevelopmentKwale and Kilifi Counties, Kenya
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Joseph Ngala “Mzee Bango”- Chapter 3. (2010). A Biography of Kenyan Musicians. Vol. I. Permanent Presidential Music Commission, Government Printers: Nairobi. ISBN: 978-9966-21-025-8 http://www.permanentpresidentialmusiccomm.insideke.com/
- A Policy Perspective on Traditional Music in Kenya since 1963 – Chapter 14. (2014). Singing a Nation: 50 Years of Music in Kenya. E. A. Akuno (Ed.), Emak Music Services, Nairobi. ISBN: 9966-7028-5-7 http://www.emakmusic.org
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
ACME 2209 Music and CultureConcepts in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology; Historical development of the Disciplines; Relevance in African music research and performance. View content online2013 - 2016
ACME 1101; 1201; 2101; 2201; 3101 Practical MusicianshipAural skills - the building blocks of harmony in the Western classical tradition2012 - 2016
ACME 1107 Instrumental StudiesPiano2012 - 2016
ACMA 1104 African Music EnsemblePerformance of Kenyan traditional music - voice, dance and musical instruments. View content online2013 - 2016
ACDI 2107 Four-Dimensional Design Studies (4DS) This course is part of the Design curriculum in the Design Department. Exploring the fourth dimension through rhythm. Shifting paradigms in the perception of time, space and movement. Each student produces and performs an original multi-media piece integrated with live performance. View content online2012 - 2016
ACMQ 2107 Introduction to the Music BusinessThe Music Industry; The Music Policy in Kenya; Copyright Law. View content online2012 - 2016
ACME 1106 The Music of KenyaKenyan Traditional Music - Exploring Contexts and Structures; Musical Instruments; Aural Skills. View content online2012 - 2016
ACMQ 4107 Music Business PlanningElements of a business plan; Writing a winning business plan. View content online2015 - 2016
ACMQ 3107 The Music of AfricaExploring musical trends in Africa; Understanding contexts, structures and musical instruments; scholarship in African music. View content online2015 - 2016
ACME 3203 Music Business ProjectConceptualizing a business for the Music Industry; Research and feasibility studies; Writing a business plan; Financial forecasting. View content online2013 - 2016
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Board Member, Gender Committee, Technical University of Kenya
Member, International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
Member, Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
Member, African Musicology Online
Member, International Society for Music Education (ISME)

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