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UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI - CHANCELLOR COLLEGE, ZOMBA Department of Fine and Performing Arts - Music






Street Address:

Zomba, Malawi

Postal Address:

PO Box 280, Zomba, Malawi


+265 1 524 046


Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts in Music. Studies include music history, ethnomusicology. Bachelor of Education. All primary teaching students take music as part of an integrated ‘expressive arts’, program, but little of any time is spent on the music area. Secondary school music teachers take the subject Performing Arts, integrating music, drama and dance. Music and Fine Art may be taken as electives in years 1 and 2 only, but students are not permitted to take music as a principal teaching method. https;:

Institution Notes:

The University of Malawi was established in 1964 with Chancellor College as the largest of its constituent colleges. The Department of Fine and Performing Arts was created in 1981, and consists of three sections – Drama, Fine Arts and Music. The Music Section promotes an active community music program involving, among other things, music therapy work in hospitals, presentations relating to the AIDS problem, and music-related work experience with local uncared-for boys. There are evening courses and choral workshops. This is the only teacher training program in Malawi that trains secondary school music teachers. The Music Section publishes compositions by Malawian composers as well as books and articles on traditional and contemporary Malawian music. It prepares and promulgates teaching materials.

Last Updated:

March 2022