The Department of Music Education holds Festival Village

A festival village, a platform for students of the Department of Music Education to perform their original compositions has been held from 11th to 13th May, 2017 at the Amu Theatre at the Central Campus of the University of Education, Winneba.

The students, comprising level 300 (Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music Education) and level 200 (Diploma in Music Education) performed their works in various genres such as musical Arts, Choral, Instrumental, Choreography, Musical drama and dance, orchestral performance, opera and operetta.

The Dean of the School of Creative Arts, Prof. Mary Priscilla Dzansi-McPalm, commenting on the event indicated that the variety of instrumental music displayed this year was phenomenal. She attributed it to the great support derived from the University in purchasing quality instruments for the department. She commended the lecturers for such high standard performances by the students.

The Head of Department of Music Education, Mr. Emmanuel Obed Acquah also underscored the relevance of the event in making the department a centre of excellence in Music Education in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region. He remarked that the platform exposes students to the world of music and the creative industry. He called on all stakeholders in education to provide financial support to ensure that the annual programme is given a wider publicity for subsequent years.

The event was well attended by chiefs, parents, guardians, friends, relatives, faculty and staff. The festival was at the same time an examination under the supervision of an external examiner and the Dean of the School of Creative Art and a five member panel of lecturers from the department.

Source: Media Relations