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Department profile

The department of Music is one of the prominent centers of excellence in university of Gondar. The department has been launched in the year 2009 in the regular program. Since its establishment the department has maintained top notch performance which earned recognition. The main reasons for the opening of the department are to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skill related with music performance, arranging, teaching music and expose them to the historical, social, theoretical, stylistic, and creative issues that pertain to the various music genres and other values. In short period of time after its establishment, the department started to receive students for major bachelor program. Since then, the department is striving to nourish the national and local needs for skilled man power through its major and supportive course programs. Currently there is one undergraduate program under the department of music: BA in music arts (Summer in service program). Besides, the department has completed its preparation to open MA program in Ethnomusicology.

Academic staff

A total of 8 staff members are currently working in the department in this academic year 2016/2017. Six (6) of them are A/Lecturers, one (1) Graduate assistant II and two of them are Technical Assistants.

Further, please contact the department through the following address

Contact Person

Mr. Gebremaryam Yirga
Head, Department of Music

Mobile phone: +251920187556
P. O. Box: 196
University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia