Department of Music
Adum-Attah, Saighoe, Amuah,
|Description:||The Department of Music was founded in 1974 to train music teachers for Ghana's Secondary Schools. In recent years, the scope of the Department has been expanded to include the preparation of students for the music industry, the entertainment and hospitality industry focusing in an in-depth study of African Music. The mission of the Department of Music is to create an environment that will enhance the preparation of creative and innovative musicians who are well grounded in African musical traditions as well as music from other cultures particularly music from the Western world. The Department aims at equipping her products with the knowledge and skills that would enable them face the musical challenges of contemporary Ghana. In Ghana today, there are four main musical trends, viz. religious music, popular music, art music and traditional African music. Though the Department provides opportunities for the training of students in these areas, her focus of attention is on the provision of skills and knowledge in African music.|
Department of Music, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
|Phone:||+233 42 30947|
|Ag. Head:||Dr. Isaac Richard Amuah (PhD)|
Year 1: Foundation year - courses to be taken by all students except would-be BA Music B.ED candidates who may be exempted from the musicianship course. Candidates who intend to specialize in popular music may take a cognate courses TOR 101, 102 from the Department of Geography and Tourism.
Year 2: Music major candidates will take all courses except in their principal instruments which are elective. This means that candidates choose their major instrument at this stage. A candidate is expected to major in only one instrument. Candidates who intend to specialize in popular music may take cognate courses TOR 201 AND TOR 206.
Year 3 & 4: Same as in year 2. Non-music majors may attend only core courses and their elective.
This journal is published by the Music Department and is now online on scientific-african.org.
BA/BMus and MA/MPhil Theses