School of Arts

Patricia Opondo

  • Details

  • Position Academic Advisor; Senior Lecturer;
  • Discipline Music;
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressFrancis Stock Building, 2nd Floor, Room 009

Degrees Held

  • BS Music Education (Duquesne University)
  • MA (University of Pittsburgh)
  • PhD (University of Pittsburgh)

Research Interests

  • African Music and Dance
  • Applied Ethnomusicology
  • Community Music Making
  • Cultural Policy
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Digital Ethnomusicology
  • Women and Music

Teaching Interests

  • African Music and Dance
  • Applied Ethnomusicology
  • Festival Curation
  • Cultural Policy
  • Arts Administration

Publications and Creative Output

Community Involvement

  • African Music Project
  • African Cultural Calabash Festival
  • International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on African Musics

Teaching Expertise

  • Applied Ethnomusicology
  • African Music and Dance
  • African Music and Dance Education
  • Community Music Festival Curation
  • Arts Administration
  • Ethnographic and Video Documentation of Ritual and Performance
  • Public Sector Ethnomusicology

Student Supervision

  • Eric Sunu Doe (PhD)
  • Caleb Mauwa (PhD)
  • Nhlakanipho Ngcobo (MA)
  • Jose Alberto Chemane (MA)
  • Zamahlobo Ntombela (MA)
  • Nomfundo Zuma (BA Hons)
  • Lihle James (BA Hons)