Benon Kigozi

Dr Benon Kigozi is a senior faculty member at the Department of Performing Arts and Film of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Previously Head of Music at Africa University in Zimbabwe, he is President of the Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE), President of the Uganda Society for Musical Arts Education (USMAE) and Chair of both MusiConnexions Uganda and the Music In Africa Foundation on Education and Content.

Kigozi has served on the Board of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and is a member of the National Association for Study and Performance of African American Music (NASPAAM) and of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA). An ISME member since 2002, he has participated in its conferences as presenter, founding member of the Young Professionals Focus Group and New Professionals Forum and member of both the Advocacy and History Committees.

Benon publishes extensively as well as serving on editorial boards including the Journal of Musical Arts Education Board. He has delivered keynote addresses at Regional PASMAE Conferences in Nairobi, Nelspruit, Paarl and Kampala; at the NASPAAM Conference in Birmingham, and at the annual Ethnomusicology Symposium in Dar es Salaam. As visiting lecturer, he has presented research papers and conducted workshops at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Texas Tech University (TTU), University of Dar es Salaam, Cambridge University, Kabarak University, University of Pretoria, Kyambogo University, University of Glasgow, Delaware State University, Stockton University, and in other countries including Greece, China, Malaysia and Italy. He has been Artist in Residence at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in South Africa.
As jazz pianist, Kigozi has performed in fifteen countries around the globe. His current research is in technology in music education.
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