Visiting Assistant Professor
Choral Music Education
PhD Texas Tech University
MA Wesleyan University
BM Makerere University
Office: DGH 308
Dr. Branco Sekalegga, a Fulbright scholar and a native of Uganda, is a multi-talented musician – singer, composer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in music at Makerere University, a Master’s degree in composition at Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in music education from Texas Tech University. He has taught music at Texas Tech University, Makerere University, and in various elementary and secondary school settings. Besides his training and experience in choral music, Dr. Sekalegga possess extensive knowledge in Ugandan instrumental music training and performance. As a clinician, adjudicator, and trainer, Dr. Sekalegga is in great demand and has collaborated in a number of artistic initiatives, such as Singers of United Lands, East African Theatre Institute, Uganda Youth Theatre, Umoja Cultural Flying Carpet, Pearl of Africa Pop Music Awards, and other educational projects in communities and at higher institutions of learning.
Dr. Sekalegga’s belief that all children need to have music as a part of their education and development led him to found Bitone Children’s Center (www.bitonechildrencenter.org) , a non-profit organization, which offers Ugandan disadvantaged children and youth emotional healing and practical empowerment through musical arts.
Dr. Sekalegga’s areas of specialty and interests spans diverse fields, including: music pedagogy, arts integration in the traditional classroom, improvisation, composition, popular music, children’s music, Ugandan musical practices, and preparation of the preservice teacher. He is an active member of many professional organizations, including Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), International Society of Music Education (ISME), Pan African Society for Musical Arts Educators (PASMAE), and Uganda Society for Musical Arts Education (USMAE), where some of his research has been presented.