Welcome to the Kabarak University International Conference on Refocusing Music and other Performing Arts for Sustainable Development 2020

School of Music and Performing Arts (SMPA), Kabarak University, wishes to call for papers documenting innovative and empirical research initiatives for presentation at the Kabarak University International Conference on ‘Refocusing Music and Other Performing Arts for Sustainable Development’

Conference Theme 

Contemporary challenges and innovative prospects in Performing Arts Industry

Conference Objectives

  1. To provide a platform for scholars and practitioners in music and other arts to share and disseminate new knowledge
  2. To foster partnership, networks and intergenerational scientific exchange and sharing of resource material in the fields of music and other performing arts
  3. To offer practical solutions to challenges facing educators, practitioners and enthusiasts in music and other Performing Arts industry
  4. To promote and enhance scholarship through research and publication
  5. To forge new frontiers in the fields of musical arts education, drama, theater, elocution, music technology, (ethno) musicology, music therapy, music performance, music industry and research.

Conference Submission Process

  1. Abstract submission and review
  2. Paper submission and review

Conference Outputs

  1. All accepted and presented papers will be published in an open-access conference proceedings to be made available as indicated in the conference timelines.
  2. Authors wishing to have their papers published in the Kabarak Journal of Research and Innovation will be required to pay a discounted rate of KES 3,000 (40% discount on normal publication fee).

Conference Timelines

Abstract Submission 20th August 2020
Full Paper Submission 15 September 2020
Paper Acceptance and Notification 20 September 2020
Registration Deadline 30th September 2020
Conference Dates 15th - 16th October 2020
Proceedings Publication Date 27th November 2020;

Conference Registration Fees

Kabarak University Undergraduate Students KES 1,000
Other Kenyan participants KES 3,000
International participants USD 50

Bank Details

USD Payments

Full Name of the Bank:         Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited
Address:                                P.O.Box 10-20100, Nakuru
Name of Account Holder:     Kabarak University
Account Number:                 0104094363701
Bank Branch:                        Nakuru
Branch/ Sort Code:               02009
Swift Code/BIC:                  SCBLKENXXXX

Kenya Shilling Payments

Trans National Bank             - 0040503005 Nakuru
Kenya Commercial Bank     - 1109663161 Nakuru
Equity Bank                          - 0310294445167
Mpesa Pay Bill No.              - 511480; use the company name for account number information.