Publications

Emak Music Services was registered in the Republic of Kenya in 1998 as a business.  Its focus is the provision of music and music education though teaching, consultancy, research and publication.
Under the proprietorship of a leading music practitioner and educator in this nation, Emak Music Services endeavours to provide service and leadership in issues of music performance, policy and education.  After an initial period of apparent dormancy while the proprietor was engaged in other assignments, the company became active in 2005, producing 3 publications.  These were the first issue of the East African Journal of Music and the Proceeding of the East African Symposium on Music Education, both in partnership with Kenyatta University’s Department of Music and Dance and a book, Issues on music Education in Kenya: a handbook for music teachers by Emily Achieng’ Akuno.
It was assigned an initial 10 ISBN numbers by Kenya National Library Services Reference section, and is in the process of preparing other manuscripts for publication for secondary school and other areas of music.  Emily Achieng’ AkunoEmily A. Akuno (see attached Curriculum Vitae) is currently Associate Professor of Music Education and Performance.  She has a wealth of experience in curriculum development, research and documentation with a number of graduate students currently and previously under her supervision.


As proprietor of Emak Music Services, Professor Akuno’s primary agenda is the provision of material for music education.  Having started with production of proceedings, a journal and an authored title, her intentions are to partner with music writers and arrangers to publish their compositions, as there is still no publishing house that produces sheet music.  This comes from the challenges she has faced over the past 5 years as she served the nation through the Kenya Music Festival, first as a committee member, and lately as the chairperson.  Music presented at the festival, having been composed or arranged, often goes into oblivion.  These and other works of art, results of Kenyan’s creativity, need to be archived or documented for posterity, and to provide ready material to facilitate music education and appreciation.  This will help develop the art forms and the artists, ultimately contributing to the growth of the music industry in Kenya.  To this end, Professor Akuno is determined to make a difference.

Emily Achieng’ AkunoEmily A. Akuno (see attached Curriculum Vitae) is currently Associate Professor of Music Education and Performance.  She has a wealth of experience in curriculum development, research and documentation with a number of graduate students currently and previously under her supervision.As proprietor of Emak Music Services, Professor Akuno’s primary agenda is the provision of material for music education.  Having started with production of proceedings, a journal and an authored title, her intentions are to partner with music writers and arrangers to publish their compositions, as there is still no publishing house that produces sheet music.  This comes from the challenges she has faced over the past 5 years as she served the nation through the Kenya Music Festival, first as a committee member, and lately as the chairperson.  Music presented at the festival, having been composed or arranged, often goes into oblivion.

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These and other works of art, results of Kenyan’s creativity, need to be archived or documented for posterity, and to provide ready material to facilitate music education and appreciation.  This will help develop the art forms and the artists, ultimately contributing to the growth of the music industry in Kenya.  To this end, Professor Akuno is determined to make a difference.

 

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Emily Achieng’ Akuno has taught music in Kenya for many years, having studied the same in performer-educator programmes at Kenyatta University, Kenya, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, USA and Kingston University in Surrey, UK.

After years of self-appointed confinement in research on the performance and teaching of music, recent interest in music and society have led to the interrogation of how people appropriate music, and how music material, knowledge and skills facilitate human interaction and personal interrogation of social issues.
These will be in forthcoming publications.

Kenyan Music: An Education Perspective is full  of the musings of a couple of years, and represents the formulation of ideas in and about music.

“Emily’s book, a collection of essays, presents rich and important discourse that situates indigenous Kenyan music in the contemporary teaching and learning situations. Traversing various aspects of musicology, the writer provides significant insights on the foundation, practice, creativity, education, performance and politics of identity informing the prospects of music in contemporary Kenya.”

 

 

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