University of Ghana, Legon  

 

Faculty of Arts

School of Performing Arts
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Joshua Alfred Amuah - Lecturer
Diploma NAM (U.C.C.), D.Ed. Music (UEW), MPhil. Ghana

AMUAH, Joshua Alfred, was born at Yamfo in the Brong Ahafo Region  on 22nd  July 1961 He trained as a professional teacher at  Komenda  College from 1982-85 after which he entered the National Academy of Music Winneba in 1988 where he did a 3 year diploma course in Music Education.

 Joshua also holds Bachelor of Education (Music & Gh. Language) Honours degree 1996, and Master of Philosophy (Music Theory and Composition) 2001 from the University of Education Winneba and the University of Ghana, Legon respectively.

 Joshua has spent his time mostly teaching and directing choirs. As a choral director, he has directed a number of Church and institutional choirs.

As a choral director, he has also adjudicated several singing competitions within the country.

 He is currently lecturer in the Music Department, University of Ghana Legon and teaches Theory of Music, Musicianship, African choral repertoire and directing, Music in Education and directs the choral ensemble of the Music Department.

 He was the Deputy Director and subsequently the Director of Music of the Cape Coast District of the Association of Methodist Church Choirs-Ghana (GHAMECC) from 1990 - 2003 and currently National 1st Deputy Director of Music of GHAMECC.

 To his credit he won the first prize award of the T.U.C (Ghana) anthem  composition contest in 1995.

 Some of the books he has written include:-

1          Practice in Rudiments of Music (A graded series)

2.         Songs for Christmas staff edition

3.         Songs for Christmas solfa edition

4.         Music and Dance for Teacher Training Colleges