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Bachelor of Arts in Music has options in the following specialization areas

Theory and Composition, Performance, Musicology, Music Education, Church Music, Popular Music,
Music Production and Management

HOD’s Welcome Address

I heartily welcome you to the Department of Music of Obafemi Awolowo University, the No. 1 University in Nigeria and a pride of Africa. In line with the current strategic plans of the Obafemi Awolowo University, our mission is to explore all outlets and use all available resources for the advancement of Music in terms of quality Scholarship, Professionalism and Profitability. It has always been our dream to make the Ife ‘School’ of Music a cutting edge among its equals in Africa and the World, This mission is in conformity with the vision of the founding fathers of our University.


Here, theory and practice are combined to produce outstanding professionals in performance, composition, musicology, music education, music production & management, Church music, music technology and multimedia. Programmes offered include Diploma, B.A (Music) with about eight different emphases, B.A (Music/Fine Arts), B.A (Music/Religious Studies), B.A (Music/Yoruba), M.A. Music with different emphases and PhD (Ethnomusicology). All our programmes are a blend of African and Western music traditions.


The Departmental Journal Nigerian Music Review and Ife Music Editions which publishes original compositions are useful materials all over the world. The OAU Orchestra and the OAU Choir are performing feats both in and outside the University community. You may wish to watch excerpts of their performances. Our products are making notable contributions in various institutions and organizations such as the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Force, Broadcasting Media, Print Media, Entertainment industry, Record companies, Church and Para Church organizations, and Schools both in and outside the country. Feel free to browse through our website as I invite you to be part of our success story in the Ife School of music. Please contact me on how you can run any of our programmes or partner with us.


Sincerely yours,