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Paschal Yao Younge

Associate Professor of Music Education

471D Glidden Hall
(740) 593-4244

Office Hours:

Thur: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Paschal Yao Younge

Associate Professor of Music Education
Dr. Paschal Yao Younge, Associate Professor of Multicultural Music Education is the Director of Annual International Summer Program in African Interdisciplinary Arts and co-Artistic Director of the African Ensemble at Ohio University. Younge served as the Chairman of the World Percussion Committee of Percussive Arts Society (PAS) 2004-2007) and also directs, Azaguno, a multi-ethnic ensemble that focuses on research, preservation and performance of African, African American, Caribbean music and dance and other styles from Latin America. He presently also serves as the North American Representative. & Program Director for The Institute for Music Development (IMD) based in Ghana.

 The sights and sounds of Africa fill the air when Paschal Yao Younge, a multi-talented musician, performs/teaches world percussion music and dance forms internationally, focusing on styles from Africa or the African Diaspora. Prior to coming to Ohio University, he taught at West Virginia University where he served as Director of the World Music Center and African Music Studies and also at University of Ghana where he was Principal Music Instructor and Director of several ensembles including brass bands, choirs and other instrumental groups.

 As a specialist in African choral and brass band music, clinician in sub-Saharan African music and dance, world percussion and advocate of multicultural music education, Dr. Younge has presented and performed at national festivals and conferences in over 30 states in the US and 15 countries internationally. Future scheduled activities include performing, teaching and conducting research in China, Ghana, India, Spain, Greece; Newly published book “Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana:  History, Performance and Teaching” and 10-DVD Set “Dance-Drumming Ceremonies of Ghana” was released in the fall of 2011.

 Dr. Younge holds degrees from the National Academy of Music, now University of

Education, Winneba, Ghana, University of Ghana, Legon and West Virginia University

USA.  His Teaching, Research and Performance Interests focus on African Music and Dance, African Brass Band Music, African and World Choral Music, Non-western Percussion, Intercultural and Multicultural Music Education and Curricula development, Performance Practices of Black Atlantic Music and Creativity, Dialogue and Interaction   in World Art Cultures: sub-Saharan Africa, Black America and Asia.





Educational Background:

1998 Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction. West Virginia University 1995 MM. Master of Music, Music Education West Virginia University 1989 Advanced Studies in Ethnomusicology - Special Diploma in African Music, University of Ghana, Legon, Distinction 1983 Professional Music Education Diploma, Second Class Upper Division, Distinction, National Academy of Music, (University of Education) Winneba, Ghana

Classes Being Taught:

Music of Africa, African Ensemble I, African Ensemble II, Introduction to World Music, Percussion Methods, African Music and Related Arts



Lab Space:

Glidden Hall