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

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.
KLAW - Conference Center
KLAW/Ground-1 - KLAW 5 - Auditorium
Kabarak University Main Campus Nakuru Eldama Ravine Road

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

Full Paper Submission 25th June 2018
Paper Acceptance and Notification 27th July 2018
Registration Deadline 7th September 2018
Conference Dates 22nd - 23rd October 2018
Proceedings Publication Date 21st December 2018

Conference Registration Fees

Kenyan participants (1st Author)  KES 8,000
Kenyan Co Authors    KES 5,000
International participants (1st Author) USD 100
International Co Authors USD 50
Kabarak University Graduate Students KES 5,000
Kabarak University Undergraduate Students   40% discount on graduate student fee
Daily attendance fee for non-authors KES 2,000

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.

Conference Accomodation

Limited accommodation is available at Kabarak University Guest House. Other accommodation venues are available in Nakuru Town.
To plan for accommodation contact:

Kabarak University Guest House
Telephone: +254 710 760 545
e-mail: guesthouse@kabarak.ac.ke

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