Dr Benon Kigozi

Dr Benon Kigozi

Dr Benon Kigozi

Secretary General

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 Past President of PASMAE, current President of the Uganda Society for Musical Arts Education (USMAE) and Immediate Past Chair of the Music In Africa Foundation on Education and Content, current Chair of MusiConnexions Uganda and the Secretary General of PASMAE. Kigozi is a former elected Member at Large of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Board, member of the National Association for Study and Performance of African American Music (NASPAAM) and member 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 ISME Young Professionals Focus Group, New Professionals Forum and Advocacy Committee. He is the ISME History Committee. He publishes extensively and has served on various editorial boards including the Journal of Musical Arts Education Board, Musicology Online and the West African Journal of Musical Arts Education (WAJMAE). Kigozi has delivered keynote addresses at Regional 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), Arizona State University (ASU), 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, he has performed in fifteen countries around the globe. His current research is in technology in music education.