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Department of Music

University of Cape Coast, Ghana
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Adum-Attah, Saighoe, Amuah,
Adjahoe, Attah-Quartey
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)
Complete Curriculum

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.

Download complete curriculum (pdf, 24 pages, 209 kB)

Music Educator:
This journal is published by the Music Department and is now online on
BA/BMus and MA/MPhil Theses

  • Cynthia Tagoe, "Song Repertoire for Secondary Schools in Ghana", year unknown
  • Wisdom Kwaku Klah, "First Year African Music in Post-Secondary Teacher Training Collegies in Ghana", 1979
  • Kofi Ankomah Mensah, "Presentation of Folk Tales by the 1978 Year Group of Music Students (Kinaesthetic Arts and theatre)", 1980
  • Kofi Ankomah Mensah, "The Tongo Yie", 1980
  • Anthony Kow Mends, "Improving Singing in our Secondary Schools", 1981
  • Koame Mieza Edjah, "Donno" (Hourglass Drum), 1981
  • Rosemond Anima Owusu-Bamfo, "Musical Instruments in Secondary Schools in Ghana", 1981
  • Joe Kofi Attah, "Overture to Ghana IV (A Programme of Ghanaian Music and Dances)", 1981
  • E James Flolu, "Presentation of Ghanaian Folk Tales", 1982
  • Charity Ofori-Dankwa, "Introducing Traditional African Musical Drama Into Ghanaian Secondary Schools", 1983
  • Akosua O. Addo, "Teaching the Construction of Selected Indigenous African Musical Instruments in Second Cycle Institutions in Ghana", 1983
  • Joyce Saa Ofoe, "The Organisation of the School Choir in Selected Schools in Cape Coast", 1984
  • Ebenezer T. Sowah, "La Kpa Music and Dance", 1984
  • Kofi Nunoo Mensah, "A Review of the Kinaesthestic Arts Programme of the Department of Music", 1984
  • Francis Kafui Kwasi Afenyo, "Akaye", 1985
  • J De-Graft Simpson, "Elmina Asafo Music", 1988
  • Yaa Gyaamah Gyimah, "The Use of Atenteben in Ghanaian Junior Secondary School Music Programme", 1992
  • Asiedu Mensah Seth, "The Apirede Music As Performed by the People of Asin Akropong", 1993
  • Jospeh Anaafi, "The Organisation of Antire (Nnwonkro)", 1994
  • Olivia Amo-Agyei, "Organisation of Nnwonkoro As Performed by Manhyia Tete Nnwonkoro Ensemble-Kumasi", 1994
  • Mawuyram Quessie Adjahoe, "Ghanata, A Contemporary African Composition for Ghanaian Senior Secondary Schools", 1997
  • Kwadwo Adum-Attah, "Nana Ampadu: Master of Highlife Music", 1997
  • Aloysius K. H. Dadzie, "The Status of Music and Dance Teaching in Basic Schools in the Akwapim South District, Ghana", 2001
  • Peter Light Koomson, "Attracting Aministrative Support for Music Education in Senior Secondary Schools in Cape Coast (Ghana): the Role of the Music Teacher", 2001
  • John Kudzo Daniel Dompreh, "Creative Music Abilities of Primary School Pupils of Hohoe and Jasikan Districts of Ghana", 2002
  • Jacob Felix Amoah, "A Study of Senior Secondary School Students' Verbal Response to Music: the Case of Schools in Asutifi, Sunyani, Tano and Wenchi Districts of Brong Ahafo Region in Ghana", 2002
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