The Life and Choral Works of a Music Educator: Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Boateng

Augusta Arko Mensah
2020 International Journal of Innovative Research & Development  
The study of the life and works of musicians in Africa has received little attention with paucity of literature on them. In music education, most of these studies are relevant to give exposure to the allegories of musicians whose works have played important roles in the socio-economic development of the society. One of such musicians in Ghana is Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Boateng of blessed memory. He has distinctive choral music which has implications for educational practice. Through interview and
more » ... ough interview and document search, the study unravels his life and choral works as a contribution to the literature on Ghanaian and African art music composers. The study also highlights his works as educational materials for music educators and all in the cognate disciplines. It is concluded that Boateng's works can aid in the teaching of the various aspects of music to enhance creative thinking in music. It is therefore recommended that music educators use materials of such nature in their class while more research continues in this area of study to establish diverse styles in African art music compositions.
doi:10.24940/ijird/2020/v9/i7/jul20018 fatcat:ex66bkpegzh3vhb3ofamctak2i