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Dr. Lawrence Branco Sekalegga, a Fulbright scholar and a native of Uganda, is a multi-talented musician – educator, composer, songwriter, arranger, and performer. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in music at Makerere University, a Master’s degree in composition at Wesleyan University, and a Ph.D. in music education from Texas Tech University. He is the founder of Bitone Children's Center (https://bitonecenter.org) - a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities and empowerment to the underserved young people using music and dance. Dr. Sekalegga’s areas of specialty and interests spans diverse fields, including: music pedagogy, music technology, arts integration in classroom, improvisation/composition, children’s music, and preparation of the preservice teacher.
Dr. Lawrence Branco Sekalegga, a Fulbright scholar and a native of Uganda, is a multi-talented musician – educator, composer, songwriter, arranger, and performer. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in music at Makerere University, a Master’s degree in composition at Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in music education from Texas Tech University. He has taught music at Texas Tech University, Makerere University and in various elementary/secondary school and community settings. Besides his training and experience in choral music, Dr. Sekalegga possess extensive knowledge in Ugandan instrumental music training and performance. As a clinician, adjudicator and trainer, Dr. Sekalegga is in great demand and has collaborated in a number of artistic initiatives, such as Singers of United Lands (SOUL), East African Theatre Institute (EATI), Uganda Youth Theatre, Umoja Cultural Flying Carpet (UMOJA), Pearl of Africa Pop Music Awards, and other educational projects in communities and at higher institutions of learning. Dr. Sekalegga’s belief that all children need to have music as a part of their education and development led him to found Bitone Children’s Center (https://bitonecenter.org), a non-profit organization, which offers Ugandan underserved young educational opportunities, skills development, and practical empowerment through musical arts. Dr. Sekalegga’s areas of specialty and interests spans diverse fields, including: music pedagogy, music technology, arts integration in classroom, improvisation/composition, children’s music, and preparation of the preservice teacher. He is an active member of many professional organizations, including Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), International Society of Music Education (ISME), Pan African Society for Musical Arts Educators (PASMAE), and Uganda Society for Musical Arts Education (USMAE).