Name: Dr. Ernest Patrick Monte


Department of Ethnomusicology and Musicology

School of Music and Performing arts


Phone: 0777467230

Address: Kabarak University

P.O. BOX Private Bag Kabarak, 20157

  PhD Musicology Stellenbosch University
  Master in Music Education Kenyatta University
  Bachelor of Education Arts (Music) Kenyatta University
DATE: Designation, Organization.
2016 – To date Lecturer, Kabarak University
2016 Part-time music lecturer, Maseno University


Name of project

January 2019 – Present

Research Fellow, University of the Free State, South Africa

January 2019 – Present

Research Fellow, Andrew Mellon’s Project: Mapping Africa’s

Musical Identities: a MOOC Project under the Auspices of the

Pan-African Music Initiative

1. Monte, E.P. and Mochere, J.M., 2019. “In class out of place”: The substance of secondary school music curriculum, in E. A. Akuno (ed.), Music Education in Africa: Concept, Process, and Practice, Routledge, London and New York, pp 135-148

2. Monte, E.P., 2018. Representations of land in Kenyan song. Critical African Studies10(1), pp.14-30.

3. Monte, E.P. and Kiguru, D., 2018. Music, memory and forgetting: patriotic choral music in Kenya. SAMUS: South African Music Studies36(1), pp.110-128.

4. Monte, E.P., 2017. Romancing the nation, effacing history: reading Kenya through patriotic choral music. Social Dynamics43(3), pp.451-469.

5. Monte, E.P., Wanyama, M.N. and Kiguru, D.W., 2017. Challenges and Innovations in Africanising Music in the Classroom: A Kenyan Experience. Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation4(2), pp.93-101.

6. Monte, E.P., 2015. The Girls in the Baobab: Venda Stories from the Limpopo Valley, Jaco Kruger (Ed.) in collaboration with Mathuvhelo Mavhetha, Pfananani Masase and Tshifhiwa Mashau. SAMUS: South African Music Studies34(1), pp.135-138.

Conference Papers

1. ‘Choral Music Performances and Censorship in Kenya’. The 3rd Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference; University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  24th -26th August, 2017

2. ‘Romancing the Nation, Effacing History: Reading Kenya through Patriotic Choral Music’. The 3rd Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  24th -26th August, 2017

3. ‘Representations of Land and State Formation in Kenyan Song’. Workshop on submitted papers on Valuing Land in Easteerrn Africa, 9-10 January 2017, Durham University-UK

4. ‘Challenges and Innovations in Africanising Music in the Classroom: A Kenyan Experience’. Kabarak University 6th Annual International Research Conference, 13-15 July, 2016 at Kabarak University, (co-presentation with Mellitus Wanyama)

5. ‘Music, Memory and Forgetting: Singing a Nation’. The 2nd Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference, 20 – 22 August, 2015 at Makerere University, Uganda. (co-presentation with Doseline Kiguru)

6. ‘Praise or Protest: Ambivalence in Thomas Wasonga’s Tawala Kenya Tawala’. Arts, Community and Engagement Dialogue20 February 2015, Technical University of Kenya (presented on my behalf by Emily Akuno)

Musicology, Music history, Cultural studies, Music and politics and Music Education