Member of the ISME Board
Rose A. Omolo-Ongati (PhD (Maseno); MMus (Kenyatta), BA (Pretoria)) is Associate Professor of Music and head of the Department of Music and Theatre Studies at Maseno University in Kenya. She has presented research papers locally and internationally and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in musicology, performance, music education and ethnomusicology for over 20 years. Her research focuses on recontextualisation of indigenous music for contemporary classroom practices. She has published 19 articles in referred journals. She is an editor of the IJME Research, International Scientific Journal of Problems in Music Pedagogy (Lavia), and African Musicology journal; co-editor of the East African Journal of Music (Research, performance, Education); chief editor of The book on Biography of Kenyan Musicians, The book On Moi’s Contribution to Music in Kenya: 1978-2002. She is a member of the international Society for Music Education (ISME) and African representative to the ISME board, International Council For Traditional Music (ICTM); The president of African Musicology On-line, immediate former Vice President of PASMAE, Vice President: Secretary general of The Kenya Association of Musical Arts Education (KAMAE) and immediate former Executive committee member of The African Musics Study Group, an affiliate of International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); Member: Kenya copyright Board; National Chairperson: Nyanza Education Women Initiative (NEWI); Nominating Committee member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) 2011; member of the ISME awards committee; National Treasurer: International Music commission; International steering committee member of International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME 5).