2015 “The Practical Musician Fort Portal”

Course Details

The training is designed to enable practicing musicians to develop their musical skills so as to capitalize on methods of learning, creating, documenting and exploiting music. The training is designed to equip participants with a practical introduction to rhythm and body percussion, rhythmic reading and writing, introduction to harmony, song writing, analytic skills development, as well as improvisation skills.

Who is the program for?

The training is targeting practicing musicians who would like to take their skills and understanding of music to higher level; aspirant or practicing producers, songwriters, instrumentalists, band leaders, choir masters, worship leaders, traditional troupe leaders and Practicing Vocalists. They must at least play one instrument western or traditional (note that voice is an instrument). They should have a music background 2 years either in a band, choir or traditional troupe. Instrumentalists are expected to carry their instrument to the training where possible. (Note that singers must prove lead voice ability so recording is a must).


The training will take place from the 25th May to 6th June 2015.


The training will be held at the Allan’s resort, Fort Portal.


The training will be facilitated by Kaz Kasozi (Music Director at Bayimba Cultural Foundation) and Anita Asaasira (Assistant lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts and Film, Makerere University).

As an educator, Kaz has conceived, designed & delivered various music, new media & multi-cultural art programs in schools & colleges in England for both youth and adults. He has also taught both privately and in institutions including being part of the Global Fusion Music & Arts team (UK) that devised & delivered an award winning music, film and multicultural training program [Africa 05] in 2005.Since 2007 Kaz has taught both privately and delivered music workshops and seminars in Uganda; from 2010 this has been done through the Bayimba Cultural Foundation teaching in different parts of the country. Kaz has sat on various panels in UK, Netherlands, Denmark and East Africa devising new methods of music training from which he has garnered some new ideas to approach music education in Uganda.

Anita Desire Asaasira is a graduate of Makerere University with Bachelor of Arts in Music and M.A Music (Ethnomusicology) degrees. Currently, Asaasira is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts and Film, Makerere University teaching introduction to twentieth century music analysis, performance skills, basic skills in audio-visual archiving, foundations of Ugandan popular music, choir performance, voice, percussion, and Ethnomusicology. She is also an instructor at the Africa Institute of Music where she teaches African Ensemble performance, xylophone and ethnomusicology.


The fee for the 2015 Fort portal Music Training is 100,000 UGX for the full 2 weeks of the training, to be paid prior to course beginning.

How to apply?

You are required to apply for participation by completing and submitting the application form by 30th April 2015.

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