Speakers Biographies

Emily Achieng' Akuno (Kenya)

Emily Achieng Akuno

Currently Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Industries at the Kenya Polytechnic University College, Nairobi, Kenya, Emily Achieng' Akuno has taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses in musicology, performance and music education for various East African universities.

She is: past chairperson of the Kenya Music and Cultural Festival, the Kenya Music Festival and the Academic Board of the Kenya National Theatre Drama School; past member of the Kenya Cultural Centre Governing Council, the East and Central African Division of Seventh Day Adventist Churches Music Committee; current member of the Association of Music Educators of East Africa - AMEEA; Pan-African Society for Musical Arts Education – PASMAE and a Board member of the International Society for Music Education – ISME, where she is a commissioner with the Music in School and Teacher Education Commission – MISTEC.



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