Creating Dynamic Intellectual Connections Towards Collaborative Research in the Musical Arts | Time with Emeritus Professor Kofi Agawu
The Department of Music Education, UEW is inviting the entire University community to a seminar scheduled as follows:
SCA Conference Room (Central Campus)
Brief on Prof. Agawu
Kofi Agawu was born in Ghana, where he received his initial education before studying composition and analysis in the UK and musicology in the US. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, a Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, and an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His books include Playing with Signs (1991), African Rhythm (1996), Music as Discourse (2008), and The African Imagination in Music (2016, translated into French as L'Imagination Africaine en Musique in 2020). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1991), the Dent Medal (1992), the Harrison Medal (2009), and the Howard T. Behrman Award from Princeton University (2011). A Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Agawu is also a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Member of the Royal Musical Association. He was Music Theorist in Residence for the Dutch-Flemish Music Theory Society in 2008-09 and George Eastman Visiting Professor at Oxford University in 2012-13. A collection of essays, On African Music: Techniques, Influences, Scholarship, is forthcoming in 2023 from Oxford University Press.