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Full name: Dr. Francis Kobina Saighoe (PhD)
Address:
Department of Music
University of Cape Coast
Ghana
Function(s):
Department of Music / Senior Lecturer
Biography:
1997

Eastern Washington University, USA

Visiting Senior Lecturer in African Music

1996 to date

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Senior Lecturer in Music

1995

Eastern Washington University, USA

Visiting Lecturer in African Music,

1996 - 1998

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Lecturer in Music

1992 - 1998

University College of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Part-time Lecturer in Music

1991 - 1994

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Acting Head Department of Music

1988

Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology

Columbia University Graduate School

1986 - 1988

New York School of Research

Instructor (Part-Time)

1985 - 1987

New York State Council of the Arts

Consultant in African and Afro-American Music

1983 - 1987

Columbia University, USA

Preceptor, Music in the Humanities

1981

Master of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology

Columbia University Graduate School

1977 - 1980

Columbia University, USA

Departmental Research Assistant

1980

Montclair State College, USA

Visiting Specialist in Music

1979

Brooklyn College, USA

Adjunct Professor of Music

1978

Brooklyn Museum, USA

Instructor, Music Programme in African Mythology

1977

Master of Music in Musicology

University of Maryland, USA

1975 - 1977

University of Maryland, USA

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Week-end Manager

1974

Diploma in African Music

University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

1974 - 1975

National Academy of Music, Winneba, Ghana

Lecturer in Music

1969 - 1972

Tarkwa Secondary School

Senior Music Master, English Master, Director of School Choir

1969

General Diploma in Music Education

Specialist Teachers' Training College, Winneba, Ghana

1961

Teacher's Certificate "A"

Bogoso Teachers' Training College, Bogoso, Ghana

1958 - 1961
Catholic Middle School, Class Teacher
1957

Teachers' Certificate "B"

St. Mary's Training College, Apowa, Ghana

Files:
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Research Interests:
  • Music in African Cultures
  • Music Behavior of Migrant Workers
  • Studies on Ghanaian Xylophone Music traditions with the objective of developing an efficient notational system for transcribing African Music for pedagogical purposes.
  • African music in the New World
  • The Psychology of Songs of Protest
  • Women in Music
Publications:
Papers:
read at Conferences and Seminars

  • "African Music in Catholic Liturgy in the new Millennium", paper presented to the Congress of Catholic Cathedral choirs. Ghana, Apowa, August 1999
  • "The Place of Women in Ghanaian Musical Life" Paper presented to Eastern Washington University Women's Centre, Cheney, WA., U.S.A. May, 1997
  • "Defective Singing: Causes and Treatment". Paper presented to the 19th National Annual Conference of the Ghana Music Teachers' Association, Winneba, August 1995
  • "The Talking Drum as a Means of Communication in African Societies", Lecture-Demonstration Presented to the '95 Northwest Percussion Ensemble Festival', Ellensberg, WA, U.S.A. April 1995
  • "Traditional African Music in Black American Socio-cultural Interaction: A Historical Perspective", paper presented to the 4th Plenary/Roundtable session of the 5-day Pan-African Colloquium on the Re-emergence of African Civilization, PANAFEST '94, U.S.T., Kumasi, December 15.
  • "African Music in Christian Worship: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", Paper Presented to PANAFEST '94, Mini Conference On Africa in the Wider World of Music and Dance, Legon, December 1994
  • "Music Education and National Development", Faculty Lecture, University of Cape Coast, June 1993
  • "Immigrants, Their Pre-Migration Music and the Realities of the Urban Environment: Faculty Lecture University of Cape Coast, June 1991
  • "Towards the Development of Perceptive Listening", Paper presented to the 16th National Annual Conference of the Ghana Music Teachers Association. Winneba, August, 1991
  • "Immigrants, Their Pre-Migration Music and the Realities of the Urban Environment: Faculty Lecture. University of Cape Coast, June, 1991
  • "Towards a Notation for Teaching Xylophone Music," Paper Presented to the 15th Annual Conference of the Ghana Music Teachers' Association, Accra, July, 1990
  • "Using Local Resources in Junior Secondary School Music Programmes: An Approach", Paper presented to the 14th Annual Conference of the Ghana Music Teachers Association, Hohoe, July 1989
  • "West African Urban Popular Music as Protest: The Missing Factor", Faculty Lecture, University of Cape Coast, June 1989
  • "The Interplay of Texts, Music and Confrontation in Protest Music", Paper presented to the 4th Bi-Annual Conference of the Society of Textual Scholarship, N.Y., April, 1987
  • "The Psychology of Songs of Insult", Paper presented to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology: Washington, DC., August, 1985
  • "The Music Behavior of the Dagaba Immigrants in Tarkwa, Ghana", Paper presented to the 27th Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music. New York, August, 1983
  • "Protest in West African Urban popular Music". Paper presented to Musicultura 1979, North and South Encounter: The Music of Africa. Breukelen, Holland, October, 1979
  • "The Talking Drum as a Means of Communication", Paper presented to the 4th Annual Festival of Fine Arts. Bowie, Maryland, U.S.A. April, 1977
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