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Godwin Sadoh
Attended University of Pittsburgh, PA.
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Nigerian Premieres at a Christmas Concert!
The Egba Musical Society will be performing the Nigerian Premieres of Godwin Sadoh's A Bi Jesu [Jesus Is Born] for SATB and organ, and Keresimesi Odun de [Christmas Festival] for SATB and piano, at a Christmas Concert! Choir Director: Olorunleke Morakinyo Tolurobi, and Segun Yinka Olujobi ...
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From Andrew Egbuchiem: "I am not surprised.....your research and topics in the book are really in-depth and goes to the root.......i was going to comment on the various aspects of the book after i finished the book. I had gone more than half way since i got it yesterday........ The book is amazing and i am glad to have gotten it..... I surely would promote it.....on all medium......congrats sir..."
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ARTISTE OF THE WEEK - Godwin Sadoh Growing up as a Kid in Mushin Lagos, Eko Boys High School which was close to my house was known for being notorious. If you had an issue with a student of Eko Boy...
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My dear friends, I am very happy to report to you that my book is now available on amazon. Please, begin to order your own copies and send as Xmas gifts to family and friends: http://www.amazon.com/Decades.../dp/1329675606/ref=sr_1_8...
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Occupation
Professor of Music
Skills
Pianist, Organist, composer, Conductor, Scholar and Teaching.
Employment
  • Professor of Music, present
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Currently
United States
Previously
Lagos, Nigeria
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Godwin Sadoh is an African ethnomusicologist, composer, pianist, organist, and publishing scholar.
Introduction
Godwin Sadoh is a Nigerian ethnomusicologist, composer, church musician, organist, pianist, choral conductor, and a prolific publishing scholar with over 100 stellar publications to his credit, including 11 books. He studied piano, organ, and composition in Nigeria before proceeding abroad for advance studies; Sadoh earned M.A. in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh; M.M. in organ performance and church music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and in May 2004, Sadoh received the Doctor of Music degree in organ performance and composition from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; making him the first African to earn a doctoral degree in organ performance from any institution in the world. It is noteworthy that in addition to the rigorous academic program at LSU, Sadoh published 25 scholarly articles during his graduate studies at that institution. Sadoh’s extensive research on Nigerian church music, organ building, composers, modern African art music, African musicology and intercultural musicology is published in reputable international journals in America, Canada, Europe, and Israel. He is the author of 10 books, including E Korin S’Oluwa: Fifty Indigenous Christian Hymns from Nigeria (2005); Intercultural Dimensions in Ayo Bankole’s Music--Bestseller on Amazon (2007); Joshua Uzoigwe: Memoirs of a Nigerian Composer-Ethnomusicologist (2007); The Organ Works of Fela Sowande: Cultural Perspectives (2007); Samuel Akpabot: The Odyssey of a Nigerian Composer-Ethnomusicologist (2008); Thomas Ekundayo Phillips: The Doyen of Nigerian Church Music (2009); Christopher Oyesiku: Preeminent Nigerian Choral Conductor (2011); and Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko: The Saga of a Nigerian Female Ethnomusicologist (2012); The Organ Works of Dinos Constantinides (2015); Remembering Christopher Oyesiku at 90: Nigerian Conductor Extraordinaire (2015). Prof. Sadoh's books have been catalogued in some of the most prestigious archival centers and university libraries around the world, including the Library of Congress, Washington DC, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington DC, Harvard University Library, Yale University Library, Center for Black Music Research, Chicago, Bayreuth University Library, Germany, and the Music Library of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  Sadoh has taught at several institutions of higher learning such as Kentucky State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Courses taught include Music of Africa, History of American Jazz, World Music, Music Appreciation, Sacred Music courses, Theory of Music, Form and Analysis, Counterpoint, History of Music, Choral Conducting, Choral Literature, Composition, Piano, Organ, and Voice. He has concertized as a recitalist, accompanist, and choral conductor all over Nigeria and the United States. And he also served as Organist and Choir Director at numerous churches in Nigeria as well as the United States. Sadoh has composed for all the music genres–organ, piano, vocal solo, choral, electronic, chamber, and the orchestra. His music has been performed and recorded at various colleges and universities, churches, radio and television stations in Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Sadoh is a recipient of the ASCAP PLUS Award for 10 years in a row in recognition of the performances of his compositions worldwide. His biography is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World, and the Contemporary African Database, London. Wayne Leupold Editions, Evensong Music, GSS Publications, and Wehr’s Music House are the publishers of Sadoh’s compositions.
Bragging rights
First African to earn a doctoral degree in organ performance from any institution in the world.
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh, PA.
    African Ethnomusicology, 1998
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE.
    Organ Performance, 2000
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
    Organ Performance and Composition, 2004
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