Title/Qualifications: Associate Professor. B.Mus (Hons), Edinburgh; Ph.D., London
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 55975 Nairobi 00200
Music and Dance , School of Visual and Performing Arts 
Associate Professor
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Area of Specialization:

  • Musicology: History, Form and Analysis of Western Classical Music, General Musical   Knowledge, Advanced Theory of Music;
  • Piano, Organ and Clarinet Tuition;
  • Acoustics;
  • Ethnomusicology Research


  • W.A.Omondi, 1985, Universals of African Music, Proceedings of the International Music Council of UNESCO
  • W.A.Omondi, 1984, ‘Problems in Collection and Preservation of Music Data in Kenya and Suggested Solutions to the Problems’, Fontes Arts Musicae. 33: 108-17, Vital Arts, vital Libraries: Cultural Life and Tradition in Developing Countries and the Role of Librariess: Nairobi 1984
  • W.A. Omondi, 1984, Preservation and Development of Music and Dance in Kenya, Report of the of the Presidential National Music Commission, Government Printer, Nairobi 1984
  • W.A.Omondi, 1983, ‘Tuning of the Luo Lyre’, Ethnomusicology, UCLA !983
  • W.A.Omondi, 1980, ‘Kenya’, Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 20Vols, 6th Edition Ed Stanley Sadie, Macmillan , London

Conference Presentations

  • W.A.Omondi, Problems in Collection and Preservation of Music Data, Nairobi/Kenya, August 1984
  • W.A.Omondi, Universal Characteristics of African Music, Dresden/Germany, July, 1985
  • W.A.Omondi, Nzumari, The Oboe-like instrument of the East African Coast, Perth/Australia, December 1984
  • W.A.Omondi, Choral Practice in Africa, Innsbruck/Austria, July, 1986
  • W.A.Omondi, History of the Nilotic Lyre, Cologne/Germany, August, 1979
  • W.A.Omondi, African Music, Bayreuth/Germany, August 1978
  • W.A.Omondi, African Children Songs, Bayonne/ France, August 1973
  • W.A.Omondi, Field Research Experience in African Music, Belfast/Ireland    April,1974