The need to establish a music programme in Wisconsin International University College (WIUC), Ghana, was informed by current needs of the Ghanaian community, developmental trends, activities and efforts in the Ghanaian music institutions and entertainment industry. The brainchild of the music programme is the founder and Chancellor of the WIUC – The Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn. The music programme at WIUC was formally communicated about Ten (10) months ago to a round table conference made up of the University’s top administration and some of the nation’s top music educationists and practitioners who led the way and are currently happily teaching in our Department of Music and Multimedia studies under the school of communications.
On the heart of the chancellor – with regards to our music programme – was the vision to rediscover the gift of music to humanity as a whole and the Ghanaian in particular. In addition, to consider and assess current needs for music; and to harness and equip students to better serve musical needs of humanity through creativity, performance and research work. Furthermore, to enhance the common educational structure of music in the country. In view of that, the WIUC was to consider and as such become the hub for serious undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies in the areas of Music Technology (Audio-Visual Sound Engineering, Music Underscore for Film Music and the study of Church Music in its entirety).
Other programmes offered within our music programmes are: music education for basic school music teachers, training of special artistes (those who turn up to be stars), Jazz studies, music and events planning, and the study or proficiency of all concert and indigenous musical instruments. The University is pleased to announce the establishment of an ultra-modern sound/music recording studio. Our studio is situated within a “cool” environment in the suburb of Haatso – less than a mile from our main campus.
If you know anyone who shows signs of musical gifts and desires to make music a life-long work, please give them a gift of their lifetime by introducing them to the Wisconsin International University’s Music Programme. Again, the goal of our Music programme is:
- to become a talent-developing school of music
- to link the academy, practice and business of music
- to train for, and to encourage entrepreneurship in the Music industry
The programme is open to anyone that can read and write.
- The Special Artiste Programme:
The Special programme is designed to build “Stars” in the Performing Arts Industry by coaching talented musicians, tap into their musical strength, and to consolidate all musical knowledge into building a strong musicianship for the best entertainment possible.
It also offers opportunity in Song Writing and Music Production.
- Music in Worship:
Stepping up knowledge in the Ministry of Music to the Christian Church and its Traditions, this course offers the opportunity for training for those who wish to expand the potency of their talents in Church Music; and to use Music as a vehicle for reaching those goals set by Ministry.
- Audio Engineering:
The Wisconsin Music & audio technology programme offers a very distinctive and yet, a collaborative curriculum that approaches the art of creating sound and music, by combining problem solving methodology with improvisation. This unique combination allows our students to get accustomed to industry standard production technologies and workflows.
- Film Music:
Our Film Music Programme is the first in Ghana. We have some of the most experience and celebrated Scholars in the area of Film Music studies to lead our next generation of the Film Music industry into learning the art of directly composing or expressly choosing existing Music to accompany motion pictures in the best way possible.
- Instrumental Proficiency:
WIUC Music School gives the best instruction in all Concert Musical Instruments.
- Voice Studies:
The WIUC voice programme boasts of a unique array of introductory, Diploma and Undergraduate courses in lyric diction, singing and languages, piano-vocal master classes, Solo Performance, Western / African Solo Repertoire, Oratorio, and Pedagogy.
- Music Education:
The WIUC Music Education for Basic Music School Teachers aim at instilling the love, introducing and creating exciting ways for youngsters who like to embark on a life-long journey as music teachers to basic schoolers. Our approach to this training shares some affinities with old and classical practices of Music education, while it also, and most importantly, uses unique approaches to teaching Music, such as creative Music.
- Jazz Studies:
WIUC Music School – with the firm believe that Jazz continues to be the Music of the future – specializes in broadening thinking, appreciation for, the creation and the performance of Jazz Music.
- Concert and Event Planning:
An exciting programme designed for Music Business, Concert and Event Planners. The course deals with a wide range of areas, such as : How to Brand Your Event, Create a Master Plan, Determine Administrative Processes, Identify and Establish Partnerships & Sponsors; Create a Publicity Plan, Establish a Budget, and Determine Evaluation Process.