Please find below information sent to us by Dr. George W. K. Dor about the passing away of our dear colleague and friend, Dr. William Komla Amoaku (1940 - 2012).
Dr. William Komla Amoaku received his PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA with Professor Fela Sowande as his Dissertation Advisor in 1975; earned his Master of Music in Musicology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; studied under Carl Orff at Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria (1967).
He was the Executive Director of the Ghana National Theatre, and he earlier held teaching and/or administrative positions at Central State University, California, among others.
The burial and final funeral rites for the late Prof. Amoaku will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana.
Contact persons for further information about funeral arrangements are Professor Kofi Agawu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Professor Kofi Anyidoho (email@example.com) [in Ghana].
For further details of his life and to express condolences, please Google any of the following information:
1) Prof William Komla Amoaku PhD. (1940 - 2012) - ForeverMissed.com
2) Memories of Prof William Komla Amoaku. PhD. (1940 - 2012)
3) Dr. William Komla Amoaku - Homepage - Legacy Memorial
4) Dr. Amoaku's Memorial Website
"Let your minds enter into the psychic corridors of traditional Africa and rediscover the true beauty of its art forms. Only then will your perceptions about African music be holistic and meaningful." —William Komla Amoaku.
May His Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.