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Full name: Prof. Nicholas Kofie (PhD)
Department of Music
University of Cape Coast
2001 to date
Associate Professor, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
External Examiner, University of Zimbabwe
1997 - 1998

External Examiner, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Theses

Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

1995 - 1997
External Examiner in Music, University College of Education, Winneba
1995 - 1998, 1989 - 1991
Chief Examiner, Cultural Studies (Teacher Training Colleges)
1991 - 1993
Visiting Scholar, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
1987 - 2001
Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
1980 - 1987
Lecturer in Music, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
1978 - 1980
Piano Tutor, Musikschule Espelkamp, Kreis Minden-Lübbecke, Germany
1973 - 1978

University of Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Phil. in Systematic Musicology and Cultural Anthropology

1972 - 1973
Music Master, Aggrey Memorial Secondary School, Cape Coast
1971 - 1972
Music Tutor, Wiawso Teacher Training College, Sefwi Wiawso
1968 - 1971
School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana
1967 - 1968
Assistant Music Tutor, Wa Teacher Training College, Wa
1966 - 1967
Primary School Teacher, St. John Bosco's Practice School, Navrongo
1962 - 1966
St. Mary's Teacher Training College, Takoradi Teachers' Certificate 'A'
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Conference Papers:
Seminars, Conferences and Workshops attended or organised

  • John Blacking Symposium, University of Western Australia, 12 - 15 July

    Paper presented: "Social Organization and Acoustic Organization: A John Blacking inspired Method of Investigation", 2003

  • Das globale Lokale. "Heimat "und multilinguale Identität in der Musikwissenschaft" 15 - 18 November 2002. Internationale Tagung des Instituts für Musik, Fachgebiet Musikwissenschaft, Magdeburg

    Paper presented: "Die Gaia-Hypothese' und Globalisierung afrikanischer Musik", 2002

  • Symposium on Culture Education and Nation Building, Cape Coast

    Paper presented: "Formal Music Education in Ghana: A Conflict of Interest between School and Society", 2000

  • International Festival of Folk Am and Culture, Umtata, South Africa

    Paper presented: "An Invitation to a Global Cosmoplis: A Formula for Cultural Pluralism in a New Millennium", 1999

  • Ghana Music Teachers' Association Conference

    Paper presented: "In Search of a Philosophy of Music Education In Ghana", 1997

  • International Conference on Music and Healing in Africa - Accra

    Paper presented: "Music as Ego-Booster - Two Case Studies in Music Therapy", 1997

  • Two-Week World-Bank Sponsored Workshop on Curriculum Development in Ghanaian Universities (for Heads of selected Academic Departments), 1995

  • International Seminar on Peace, Dublin

    Paper presented: "The Welfare of the Individual as a Basis of Social Organization in Africa", 1995

  • International Kodaly Seminar, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

    Paper presented: "An African Response to Kodaly", 1993

  • Workshop for Kenyan Music Teachers, Nairobi

    Paper presented: "Music Education and Character Education", 1992

  • Workshop for Training Coliege Tutors (Organiser) Cultural Studies, 1989

  • National Symposium on Education and Development, Cape Coast

    Paper presented: "Purposeful Education for Would-be African Darwins, Einsteins and Churchills", 1988

  • International Symposium on the Future of Civilisation, Tripoli

    Paper presented: "Levels of Social Consciousness as Determinants of History", 1987

  • Ghana Music Teachers' Association Annual Worshop

    Paper presented: "The New G.C.E. '0' Level Syllabus for Music-Challengers/Prospects", 1984

  • Ghana Music Teachers' Association Annual Workshop

    Paper presented: "New Dimensions in the Teaching of Music", 1981

Creative Works :
  • Koforidua Polytechnic Anthem, 2003
  • "Golden Jubilee Anthem for University of Ghana" for Choir and Orchestra, 1998
  • Adventures of An African Student A South-North/North-South Encounter - A novel dealing with cultural conflicts between Africa and Europe, 1996
  • "Theme and Variations on an East African Song" for Pianoforte, 1993
  • "Dargarti Ternary" for Pianoforte, 1990
  • Centenary Anthem for St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Elmina (for Choir and Brass Band), 1989
  • "African Funeral March" for Atumpan, Atenteben and Pianoforte, 1988
  • "U.C.C. Anthem" for Choir and Orchestra, 1987
  • "Akan Fughetta" for Pianoforte, 1985
  • Anthem for Sisters of Infant Jesus (for Female Voices), 1984
  • "Dagbani Trifle" for Pianoforte, 1983
Lectures and Courses :
  • Social Backgrounds of the Performing Art
  • Aesthetics of the Performing Art
  • Introduction to Musicology
  • Harmony, Counterpoint and Orchestration
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