DR. GABRIEL JOSEPH ODONDO MUSUNGU


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: CREATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS
CURRENT DESIGNATION: Lecturer
OFFICE EMAIL: gmusungu@kenpoly.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: 0722871053
CONSULTATION HOURS: 08.00AM-05.00PM,MON-FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)MUSICOLOGY (COMPOSITION)UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (SOUTH AFRICA)2010
MASTERS OF ARTS (MA)MUSIC COMPOSITIONKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2000
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2009 - TO DATEPART TIME LECTURERDAYSTAR UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
1999 - 2011MUSIC TEACHER AND SENIOR HEAD OF DEPARTMENTALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL (KENYA)
1987 - 1996MUSIC TEACHER AND HEAD OF SUBJECTNANGINA GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Traditional Music composition and performance
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Composition Framework for Contemporary Artists using traditional tunesTraditional music composition
Music of the Samia: Principles and PracticesTraditional Music Performance
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Co-Author Foundation Music Books for seconary Schools.
Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.Namely:Students' Book4-ISBN9996-467-X(2005)
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
MUKASA SITUMA WAFULA RECONTEXTUALIZATION OF INDIGENOUS KENYAN MUSIC: 2015-2017
Grace Lynne AkhamuruCultural Representation in Choral Music:The case of the Boys'choir of Kenya2016-2018
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
African Music PortfolioCreativity and improvisation, Music for solo and dance, adaptation/arrangement of music for performance, artifacts and materials for use in a performance, accompaniment of a song or dance, analysis of arrangements collected. 2014 - TO-DATE
Music CompositionMelody writing and analysis, Harmonic progression, two,three and four part harmony,range, rules of motion,form and melodic flow.Using counterpoint and poliphony, non chord tones and their resolution.2013 - TO DATE
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Ph.D, University of South Africa-Pretoria
MA, Kenyatta University
B.Ed (Arts), Kenyatta University
CTE, Kericho Teachers' College
LINK TO FULL CV
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