Collection of Justinian Tamusuza Scores

Institution: Columbia College Chicago - Center for Black Music Research
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Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
Justinian Tamusuza was born in 1951 in Kibisi, Uganda in East Africa. His early musical training was in Kigandan traditional music: singing, playing drums and tube-fiddle, endingidi. He studied with the Reverend Anthony Okelo and with Kevin Volans at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland. He received his doctorate in composition at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois as a student of Alan Stout. Tamusuza has taught music composition, theory and analysis at the Department of Music, Dance and Drama at Makerere University in Uganda and has also held a professorship at the School of Music at Northwestern University. Tamusuza first came to world attention through the Kronos Quartet, whose CD "Pieces of Africa" features Tamusuza's first string quartet, Mu Kkubo Ery'Omusaalaba.

Scope and Content Note:
Scores in these and other archival collections may be searched by composer, title of work, instrumentation and more through the CBMR database: http://cbmr.cuadra.com/star/cbmrstar.html.

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