PROF EMILY ACHIENG' AKUNO


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: CREATIVE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS
CURRENT DESIGNATION: EXECUTIVE DEAN / PROFESSOR
OFFICE EMAIL: emily.akuno@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: Ext 232
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8.00-5.00
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)MUSIC EDUCATIONKINGSTON UNIVERSITY (UNITED KINGDOM)1997
MASTER OF MUSIC (MMUS)MUSIC PERFORMANCE NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (UNITED STATES)1988
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B.ED)MUSIC/FRENCHKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)1986
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
30/08/2010 - 30/11/2011 ASSOCIATE PROFESSORMASENO UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
30/08/2007 - 29/08/2010ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF SCHOOLUNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA)
13/05/1987 - 03/08/2007LECTURER ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CHAIR OF DEPARTMENT, DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Musical arts education for cultural relevance and development
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Music for Literacy DevelopmentRural Nyanza
Urban Soundscapes Nairobi
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC EDUCATION IN KENYA, BY MALACHI APUNDO ACHOLA AND EMILY ACHIENG AKUNO
Journal of Musical Art, 1,24-37 ISSN:2506-0549
- PERCEPTIONS AND REFLECTIONS OF MUSIC TEACHER EDUCATION IN KENYA
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MUSIC EDUCATION VOL 30 NO. 3 pp 272-291
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Kenyan Music: an education perspective

Emak Music services
- The Emerging Musical Arts Educator: The need for new teacher competencies in Kenya in Schonmann, S. (Ed). The Wisdom of the Many. International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education . Munster: Waxmann http://www.waxmann.com
- Whose Arts Education? International and intercultural dialogue. Akuno, E.A; Klepacki, L; Lin, Mei-Chun; O'Toole, J.; Reihana, T.; Wagner, E. and Restrepo, G.Z. in Mike Fleming, Liora Bresler and John O'Toole (Eds)The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education. London: Routlege ISBN 978-0-415-83921-1(hbk) ISBN 978-1-317-58695-1 (ebk) http://www.routledge.com
- Singing a Nation: 50 years of music in Kenya. Nairobi: Emak Music Services. ISBN 9966-7028-5-7 http://www.emakmusic.org
- Zilizopendwa: Ramifications for development and revival. Ondieki, D.O; Ogama, S.O and Akuno, E.A. The World of Music (New series) Vol 3(2014)1 http://www.journal-the-world-of-music.com
- Children's Music Development: Application of indigenous Kenyan children's songs in class. Teaching Manual. Nairobi: Emak Music Services ISBN 9966-7028-9-X http://www.emakmusic.org
- Sing me a Life: Music as a people's identity. in Njogu, K. (Ed) Culture, Perfrmance and Identity: Paths of Cimmunicatin in Kenya. Nairobi: Twaweza Communication ISBN 9966-7244-1-9 http://www.twaweza.org
- Becoming Performers: Creating spaces collaboratively. Pamela Burnard with Emily Akuno, Jenny Boyack, Gillian Howell, Deborah Blair and Marcelo Giglio in Burnard, P and Murphy, R. Teaching Music Creatively. London: Routledge http://www.routledge.com
- A Cultural Perspective on Creativities: How traditions of Africa's people inform higher music education in Burnard, P. (Ed) Developing Creativities in Higher Music Education. London: Routledge http://www.routledge.com
- Issues in Music Education in Kenya: A handbook for music teachers. Nairobi: Emak Music Services http://www.emakmusic.org
- Cultural Expressions in the New Dispensation: The development of new music genres in Kenya. in Singing a Nation: 50 years of music in Kenya. Nairobi: Emak Music Services. ISBN 9966-7028-5-7 http://www.emakmusic.org
- Music Education: Towards the preservation and conservation of Kenyan music and dance. Nsukka Journal of Musical Arts Research Vol 2, 2013. ISSN 2315-7038 http://www.unn.edu.ng
- Formal Music Education in the Propagation of Cultural Values in Music in Time: Multi-culture, Synthesis and Collaboration. Ed. Michal Smoira Cohn. http://www.jamd.ac.il
- The Singing Teacher's Role in Educating Children's Abilities, Sensibilities and Sensitivities Emily Achieng' Akuno British Journal of Music Education / Volume 32 / Issue 03 / November 2015, pp 299 - 313 DOI: 10.1017/S0265051715000364, Published online: 20 November 2015 http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0265051715000364
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Jacqueline Zinale BullindaCreative Processes in Generating Theatrical Music for Plays in Kenya2014
Ruth AgesaMusic in Conflict Transformation in Kenya: A critical evaluation of political compositions on 2007 and 2013 general elections2014
Okumu, Caleb C.'The Development of Kenyan Popular Guitar Music: a Study of Kiswahili Songs in Nairobi' 1998
Ng'ang'a, Carol Njeri'The Development of a Post-secondary Music Training Programme for the Entertainment Sector' 1999
Mwangi, Suleiman'Availability and Utilisation of Instructional Resources for the Teaching of Music in Selected Primary Teachers' Training Colleges in Kenya2000
Andang'o ElizabethVoice Tuition: a Study of Music Students' Learning Experiences, Expectations and Performance at Kenyatta University' 2000
Kahindi, Agnes, W.'Factors Affecting Instrumental Music Tuition in Kenyan Secondary Schools. A Study of Nairobi Province' 2000
Mbeche. Cleniece G.'Factors Affecting Students' Performance of Aural Skills at KCSE in Nairobi Secondary Schools2000
Mushira, EvelynThe Teaching of African Music in Secondary Schools: a Case of Nairobi Province’ 2000
Shitandi, Wilson O.Emerging trends in the Liturgical Music of the Catholic Church in Kenya: a Study of Nairobi East Deanery’ 2001
Wetaba, Aggrey NganyiPerformance of Indigenous Kenyan Music in Urban Centres: a Case of performing Groups in Nairobi 2001
Okeyo, Dorothy AtienoIntegration of the Visually Impaired: the Case of Voice Training in Kenyatta University’ 2002
Bullinda, Jackeline Z.Expectations and Perceived Roles of Female Musicians among the Isukha’2002
Omolo-Ongati, Rose AnyangoText-Melody Relationships: Translation of European Hymns into Dho-Luo’ 2002
Ondieki, Donald OtoyoThe Jazz Technique: Prospects for Music Education in Kenya’ 2003
Obaga, Andrew O.'Musical Composition: Merger of Indigenous Abagusii and Western Musical Idioms2004
Nyakiti, EuniceWend Masira: an Analysis of Luo Funeral Songs 2004
Chokera. A. K.The Role of Personal Philosophy in Music Education’ 2005
Oyugi, IsaiahThe Role of Mass Media in Music Education in Kenya’ 2005
Malachi Apudo AcholaThe Role of Technology in Music Education: a survey of computer usage in secondary schools in Nairobi Province, Kenya 2007
Monte, Patrick ErnestInstructional Delivery in Music: The Role of teachers’ Competence in the Development of Learning’2009
Simako, Jimmi J.The development of learning activities for teaching music using indigenous Tswana children's songs in Botswana primary schools : principles and practice2009
Digolo, Beatrice O.'Traditional Music and Innovative Communication: Synchronic Analysis of selected Dodo and NyatitiSongs2003
Wanjala, Henry'Interface of Productive Musicianship among Secondary School Music Teachers in Kenya' 2004
Andang'o ElizabethMusic in Early Childhood Education: Development of a Multi-cultural music Education programme’ 2009
Ondieki, Donald OtoyoAn Analysis of Kenyan Popular Music of 1945-1975 for the Development of Instructional Materials for Music Education’ 2010
Shitandi, Wilson O.An Analysis of Substance and Meaning in LegioMariae Hymnody’ 2010
Owino, Cleniece GesareDevelopment of a teaching method for Aural Musicianship’ 2010
Mushira, EvelynA Critical Analysis of Indigenous Kenyan Music Procedures: Developing the embedded pathway approach model for interactive learning for secondary schools in Kenya’ 2010
Apudo, Malachi AcholaThe Use of Technology in the Delivery of Higher Music Education Curriculum: A simulated model for Kenya2014
Ruth AgesaMusic in Conflict Transformation in Kenya: A critical evaluation of political compositions on 2007 and 2013 general elections2014
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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
MEMBER, Pan-African society for Music art educators
Past Commission Chair, Music in school and Teacher Education commission.
Treasurer, International Music Council
Past Board Member, ISME
Member, Commonwealth Scholarships Alumni Association of Kenya
Member Steering Committee, International Network for Research in Arts Education INRAE

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