Prof. Onyeji Christian Uzoma.

Department: Music
Faculty: Arts
Designation :
Email: Christian.onyeji@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +234(0)7038314235


Publications (Articles and Journals):

1. Onyeji, C., 1997, The Playing Technique and Contemporary Compositions for Oja (Wooden Flute) In: Music and Social Dynamics in Nigeria, Ed. Omojola, B. (Ilorin: Department of Performing Arts University of Ilorin), 51-56.

2. -------------------1998, “ Or`Onu in Ikeduru” New Directions: Readings in African Diaspora Music, Wilmington, Delaware: Adama Publications Vol. 2, 24-32.

3. -----------------1996, Zik Jee Nk`Oma (Enugu: Snaap Press Limited,) P.1- 10

4.  ------------------1997, Freedom Songs (Enugu: Snaap Press Limited,) P.1-50

5. ------------------1999,“ Transcending the Interpretational Limits of Essentially Folk Music Audience: The Crisis of Musical Acceptability of Nigeria Art Music Composers”. Pankshin Journal of Arts and Social Science Education Vol. 2, ( Pankshin: School of Arts and Social Sciences, F.C.E,) P.126-133.

6. Christian Onyeji and Odyke Nzewi. 1999,“Community Workshop on African Music at the University of Natal Durban: The Nigerian Experience”. The Talking Drum No. 12 (Durban: NETIEM and SAMES,) P.15-16.

7.------------------2000,“Appraising the Impact of Modern Technology on Nigerian Art Music Composers: The Journey so Far.” Gourd Rattle Journal of Musicology, Department of Music, Kwara State College of Education. P. 123-129.

8.--------------2001,“Teaching Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Songs to Junior Secondary School Students: A Nigerian Experience”. International Journal of Arts and Technology Education, vol.1, no.1.Nsukka:Sub-Department of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka. P.23-32.

9.--------------2001,“Effective Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: The Traditional Music Tourism Perspective”. In Egbe, Ifie, (ed.) CASTALIA: Ibadan Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, vol.6, no.ii. University of Ibadan. P. 25-33.

10.-----------------2000,“Pop Music : Facts About The Music And Musicians”. In Idolor, E. (Ed.), Music Facts and Illusions. Abraka: Delta State University Abraka. P. 54-71

11.Sam Chukwu and Christian Onyeji. 2004,“Reflections on American and Nigerian National Songs: Implications for Ethnic Crises Management in Nigeria”. (E.d) Onuoha J., Okpoko, P.  Ethnic Nationalism and Democratic Consolidation: Perspectives from Nigeria and the United States of America (Nsukka: Center for American Studies (CAST), Great AP Express Publishers Limited.) P.161-170.

12 Onyeji, C. 1997, Nnam Fin Nso (Enugu: Akombi 128 Recording Studios,) Cassette Recording.

13…………………..2002,”Ufie” in Glimpses of African music (Video and CD recordings), Cape Town: Pan Africa Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE) Productions.

14----------------------2005, Rural Women in Africa as Creative Personalities: Musical Processing of Social and Economic Solidarity by Igbo Rural Women,
Journal of the Musical Arts in African vol. 1(1). (Cape Town: South African College of Music) P. 84-101.

15----------------------2004, Abigbo Music and Musicians of Mbaise, Igbo: An Introduction. Ethnomusicology, 48 (1), P. 52-72.

16 Herbst, A,. Rudolph J., Onyeji, C.,  2003, “Written Composition In the African Context”. In Herbst, A. et al, (Ed.) Musical Arts in Africa: Theory, Practice and Education, Pretoria: Unisa Press. P. 142-178.

17. Onyeji C., 2007, Ufie (Igbo Dance) for Piano iii, In Nyaho, W. H.C. (Ed.), Piano Music of African and the African Diaspora, Vol. 1, Early Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press. P.32-35.

1 8. Onyeji C., 2007,  Oga for Piano, In Nyaho, W. H.C. (Ed.), Piano Music of African and the African Diaspora, Vol. 2, Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press. P.18-20.

19--------------2005, Research-Composition: A Proposition for the Teaching of Composition from the Traditional music Perspective. Emerging solutions for musical arts education in Africa. Herbst, A. (Ed.), Cape Town: Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education (PASMAE),  P.250-266.

20--------------2003, Audiovisual Archive and Igbo Cultural Heritage, Journal of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)no.23 , (Johannesburg: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives).P. 22-37.

21--------------2005, The impact of multimedia on popular music in Nigeria Muziki Journal of Music research in Africa. Unisa/Routledge, , 2 (1), 21-25.

22……………2008, Drummistic Piano Composition: An Approach to the Teaching of Piano Composition from a Nigerian Cultural Perspective. International Journal of Music Education (IJME), 26 (1), 161-175.

23. Onyeji, Christian and Adeogun Adebowale, 2005, Collaboration and University Music Education in Nigeria: A Case Study of Performance Workshop in the department of Music, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Awka Journal of Research In Music and Arts (AJRMA),Vol.2, P.77-92.

24. …………. 2008, Nka Emume (Art for Celebration): Twenty Nigerian Songs, Potchefstroom: Platinum Press (1-89).

25. …………..2005, N’ihi N’amuworo Ayi Otu Nwa World Carols for Choirs In Chilcott, Bob and Knight, Susan (Ed.), ( Oxford: Oxford University Press) P. 142-146.

26. …………..2003, Written Composition in Nigerian: A Survey Nsukka Journal of Humanities, (Nsukka: Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka). P. 148-160.

27……………2005, The Role of Folk Music In Uplifting the Family and the Community Among the Igbo: The Igbo Child in Focus Abraka Humanities Review 1(1) (Abraka: Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka). P. 91-101.

28. Chukwu, S. and Onyeji, C. 2005, Voice Management for Effective Teaching: a Means to National Development, In Ezeh, D.N. and Onyegebgu, N. (Eds.), Knowledge Generation and Dissemination: Issues and Challenges in Nigerian Universities. (Nsukka: Institute of Education, University of Nigeria). P.191-198.

29. Onyeji, C. 2006, Rescue of Endangered Folk Music Heritage of Nigeria: Library of Folk Music of Nigeria Project. Fontes Artis Musicae Journal of The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.53(1) P.21-30.

30. ………...2007, NDIAMUMAUGHA (FALSE PROPHETS): AN ABIGBO MUSICAL EXAMPLE,  Awka Journal of Research In Music and Arts (AJRMA),Vol.2, (Ed) Mbanugo E. (Awka: Department of Music,  Nnamdi Azikiwe University.) P.147-165.

31. ……….. 2005, Music and the Search for Beauty Nsukka Journal of Humanities, Nsukka: Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. P.148-159.

32………….2006, Oja (Igbo Wooden Flute): An Introductory Workshop on the Playing Techniques and Performance, Centering on Practice: African Musical Arts Education M. Mans (Ed.), Cape Town: African Minds, P. 195-208.

33………….2006, Writing and Developing Original Melodies in Various Forms Encyclopaedia of the Arts Fakoya, A. (Ed.), Lagos: Lagos State University Press, Online Publication

34…………2006, Oja (Igbo Wooden Flute): An Introductory Workshop to the Playing Techniques and Performance Encyclopaedia of the Arts Fakoya, A. (Ed.), Lagos: Lagos State University Press, Online Publication.

35………….2009, Ufie (Igbo Dance) for Piano 1, Anthology of African Piano Music Li Xin and Akin Euba (Eds.), SMPH, pp. 117-133 . 

36…………2006, N’ihi N’amuworo Ayi Out Nwa World Carols for Choirs –29 Carols for Upper Voices In Chilcott, Bob and Knight, Susan (Ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press. 105-108.

37…………2006, N’ihi N’amuworo Ayi Otu Nwa Christmas choral highlights –CD Sampler In Chilcott, Bob and Knight, Susan Oxford: Oxford University Press Electronic CD Production.

38. .............2006, Composing Art Songs Based on Igbo Traditional Music: Concept and Process in Contemporary Times, Nigerian Music Review Vol. 6, 27-46.

39................2013, Music and Political Mobilization in Contemporary Nigeria: A Tool for Coercing a Disgruntled Masses. Journal of Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education, In print.

 40................2009, Social Transformation in South Africa through Musical Arts: A Tswana Experience. Journal of Musical arts in Africa, Vol. 6, 35-58.

41................2006-2007, Art Music Composition in the Nigerian Social Context: A Perspective on Drawing Creative Materials from Traditional Music, Nigerian Music Review, Nol. 7/8, 55-71.

42.................2006, Nigerian Art Musicians and Social Commitment to the Family: Facts and Misconceptions. Nigerian Musicology Journal, Vol. 2, 80-96.

43 Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E.I. 2006-2007, Reflections of aspects of indigenous knowledge system on Igbo birth songs, Nsukka Journal of Humanities, Nsukka: Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, No. 16, 142-161.

44.................2008, Library of Folk Music of Nigeria Project: The Current State, Fontes Artis Musicae Journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.55 (2) pp. 263-269.

45.................2008, Social Transformation of South African Farm Schools through Musical Arts Education: North- West Province in Focus. Conference Proceedings, 28th  World Conference of International Society of Music Education (Music at all ages), Bologna, Italy, 20th to 25th July, 2008. Electronic CD Publication. 

46…………2011, Some Thoughts on Meki Nzewi’s Philosophy of African Art Music Composition, The African Music Icon of our Time: Selected Papers from the Meki Nzewi International Conference, pp. 8-22.

47………….2009, A Theory of “Four” in Igbo Culture and its Application in the Harmonic Structures of Oral and Written Musical Compositions. East African Journal of Music, (EAJM), 2 (1), 94-116.

48 Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E., 2012, A Perspective on the Philosophy of African Music Practice and Creativity, Awka Journal of Research In Music and Arts (AJRMA), 8, 19-31.

49……….2010, Music [Education] and social harmony: A reflection on inter-racial harmony in South Africa (examples from North-West Province), Conference Proceedings, 29th World Conference of International Society of Music Education (Music and Harmony),Beijing, China, 1st-7th August 2010, Electronic CD Publication. 

50………..2012, Toward Nigerian social and cultural integrity: The contributions of the Nigerian indigenous musicians (with particular reference to Abigbo music of Mbaise), Nsukka Journal of Musical Arts Research, 1, 48-66.

51………….2012, Research-Composition: An approach to the composition of African art music (with specific reference to Abigbo music). Saarbrucken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG. Pp. 338.

52. Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E., 2012, Colonial legacy of functional art music in Nigeria: Its influence on compositional preferences of music students (The Nsukka Example) Conference Proceedings, 30th World Conference of International Society of Music Education (Music Paedia),Thessaloniki, Greece, 15-20th July 2012, Electronic CD Publication.

53. Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E., 2012, An introduction to Nsukka choral school (NCS) as an approach to the composition of Nigerian choral music: Towards a model of African art music composition. In A.N. Akwanya, (Ed.), The village within a global village: art and culture in a globalizing world: Readings from the Chinua Achebe International Biennial Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 23-27 April, 2012. Nsukka: Great AP Express Publishers Ltd. Pp. 247- 266.

54. Onyeji, C. 2013, Barely dressed: A reflection on the aesthetics of female costuming for indigenous music performance in Batswana tribe of South Africa. JANIM, 7, 56-75.

55………. 2013 African art music composition as an ethnomusicological procedure: The Nigerian experience. Nsukka Journal of Musical Arts Research, 2, 12-30.

56. Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E., 2013, Colonial legacy of functional art music in Nigeria: Its influence on compositional preferences of music students (The Nsukka Example), Nsukka Journal of Humanities, 21, 131-141.

57. Onyeji, E. and Onyeji, C., 2013, An appraisal of voice studies in Nigerian Universities, Awka Journal of Research In Music and Arts (AJRMA),9, 15-26.

58. Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E. 2014, Parallels in the Approaches of Carl Orff and Batswana traditional musicians to music education: Implications for music education in the 21st century Africa, West African Journal of Musical Arts Education (WAJMAE), 2(2), 1-17.

59. Onyeji, C. 2014, Qualitative versus quantitative rhythmic composition: Exploring the foundations of African rhythmic composition in Nigerian art music (with particular reference to Nsukka Choral School (NCS)), Journal of Association of Nigerian Musicologists (JANIM), 8, 19-38.

60. Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E. 2015, African vocalism: Proposing an approach to teaching vocal music composition in Africa (the Nigerian example), East African Journal of Music, (EAJM), In Print.

61. Onyeji, C. and Onyeji, E. 2015, Western music education in Nigeria: A brief historical perspective, Nsukka Journal of Musical Arts Research, 3, 101-110.




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