KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Emily Akuno

Prof. Patricia Shehan Campbell

Prof. Sichalwe M. Kasanda

Prof. Dr. Maria Schuppert

Prof. Emily Akuno

Prof. Emily Akuno

Kenya

Professor of music of the Technical University of Kenya with teaching and university administration experience at Kenyatta University in Kenya, University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Maseno University and The Technical University of Kenya. Currently she serves as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs at The Co-operative University of Kenya.

Emily trained as a performer-educator in Kenya, USA and the UK, Her research interests veer towards cultural relevance in music education. She is the editor and a contributing author of the (2019) Routledge published Music Education in Africa: Concept, Process and Practice. Other publications include Kenyan Music: An education perspective; Issues in Music Education in Kenya: a handbook for teachers as well as book chapters and journal articles. She is a former president of the International Music Council (IMC) and current President of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) as well as chair of the Music Education Research Group – Kenya (MERG-Kenya).

Prof. Patricia Shehan Campbell

Prof. Patricia Shehan Campbell

USA

Patricia Shehan Campbell is Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music at the University of Washington, where she teaches courses at the interface of education and ethnomusicology. A singer and pianist, with studies of the Japanese koto, Celtic harp, Karnatic Indian mridangam, and Bulgarian and Wagogo song, she has lectured internationally on the pedagogy of world music cultures and children’s musical cultures. She is the author of Lessons from the World (1991), Music in Cultural Context (1996), Songs in Their Heads (1998, 2010), Teaching Music Globally (2004), Musician and Teacher (2008), Music, Education, and Diversity: Bridging Cultures and Communities (2018), co-author of Music in Childhood  (2017, 4th edition) and Redefining Music Studies in an Age of Change (2017), co-editor of Oxford’s 28-volume Global Music Series (2004-2018), Oxford’s Global Music Cultures (2021), and The Oxford Handbook on Children’s Musical Cultures (2013). Campbell is recipient of the 2012 Taiji Award (China) and the 2017 Koizumi Prize (Japan) for work on the preservation of traditional music through educational practice, and was designated the Senior Researcher in Music Education of the National Association for Music Education in 2002. Educational consultant to Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the Alan Lomax recordings, and the Global Jukebox, she is editor of the seven-volume series on World Music Pedagogy (2018-2021) for practicing and prospective teachers.

Prof. Sichalwe M. Kasanda

Prof. Sichalwe M. Kasanda

ZAMBIA

Resident Professor of Education, University of Lusaka, Zambia
Visiting Professor, Africa Research University, Zambia
Visiting Professor, Information Communications University, Zambia
Visiting Professor, University of Africa, Zambia

Sichalwe M Kasanda is Affiliate Professor of Education, University of Lusaka. Holder of a Diploma in Fine Art (Nkrumah Teachers College); and Undergraduate and Graduate qualifications in applied linguistics, language teaching, communication and communicative competence (Universiry of Besanç, France). Holder of a Ph.D degree in Sciences de l’éducation (University of Paris, Sorbonne).

Professor Kasanda has taught at Secondary School, and currently he is teaching and lecturing at College and University levels in Found of Education, Teaching, Methodology and Research Foundations and Techniques.  He is involved in supervision and examination of Master and Doctorate dissertations and Theses, as well as offering guidance to college students on research proposals and report writing.

Professor Kasanda has wide experience in education as: Teacher, Lecturer and Permanent Secretary of Education (Zambia) from 1993-2002. He is currently a member of five (5) University Boards and Chancellor of the Information and Communications University (Zambia).

His research focus and interest area is: Education and Human Development, and the oscillation of the pendulum from Africa’s concern with matters of identity and survival on one hand, and the enticing beacons of human progress on the other. The question of educational leadership for Africa (policy, planning, delivery strategies and assessment) falls squarely on curriculum rationalisation and re-engineering. Is Music, and the Arts poised to push an educational agenda or continue with its socialisation and schooling functions in the 21st Century Africa?

Prof. Dr. Maria Schuppert

Prof. Dr. Maria Schuppert

GERMANY

Maria Schuppert, MD completed her studies in medicine in Wuerzburg and Hannover (Germany) and was a transfer student at the University of California San Francisco (USA). Whilst studying medicine she also undertook semi-professional musical training on recorder and viola and has been engaged in music ever since.

She is currently head of the Department of Music and Health at the University of Music Wuerzburg, where she is a professor of Music Physiology and Musicians` Medicine (www.hfm-wuerzburg.de/musikergesundheit). She is also lecturer of Music Physiology / Musicians` Health at the Academy of Music “Louis Spohr” in Kassel, Germany (www.musikakademie-kassel.de).

Maria Schuppert was a founding member of the German Association for Music Physiology and Musicians` Medicine (DGfMM, www.dgfmm.org) and has served as Vice-President and President of the DGfMM. She was the scientific director of several annual events of the DGfMM and other musicians` medicine conferences. She is co-editor of the journal “Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin” and has published numerous music-physiological and musicians’ medicine specialist articles and book chapters.

Along with her dedication to students´ health and wellbeing, her main focus is on establishing prevention programs for music students, pedagogues and orchestra musicians as well as on diagnostics and treatment of performance-related physical and psychological problems in musicians.