|Emily Achieng' Akuno|
I seek a second term at ISME Board. My agenda continues to be a desire to see more activity in musical arts education on the continent of Africa. I wish to use the ISME platform to encourage collaboration between ISME members in Africa and abroad to enhance research and documentation capacity. I would like to encourage participation of young researchers and academics from the continent in national, regional and international seminars and conferences as a way of developing Africa's research capacity. I would like to see ISME becoming more visible in Africa through INAs as well as ISME supported PASMAE activities, and Africa continuing to be visible in ISME through intra-continental music education and research projects.
Emily Achieng' Akuno studied music in Kenya (BEd), USA (MMus), and UK (PhD). She is Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Industries at the Kenya Polytechnic University College in Nairobi. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in musicology, performance, and music education. Her research work covers music practice and education, with a focus on cultural relevance through the use of indigenous music in schools. Her publications include journal articles on music education, music textbooks for the primary school curriculum in Kenya, an Anthology of Kenyan Children’s songs and conference proceedings. She is a peer-reviewer of academic journals. Past and present board and committee membership include: Academic Board of Kenya National Theatre Drama School (Chairperson); Kenya Cultural Centre Governing Council (member); Executive Committee, Kenya Music Festival and Kenya Music and Cultural Festival (Chairperson); Association of Music Educators of East Africa (AMEEA); Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE); and MISTEC (commission Chair 2012-2014).