Echezonachukwu Nduka

Echezonachukwu Nduka

First Year Graduate Student in Music Studies: Ethnomusicology

103, Music Building


Echezonachukwu Nduka is a Nigerian pianist and poet. As a performer and recording artist, he focuses primarily on art music for piano by composers of African descent, particularly those from Nigeria and Ghana whose works extend the frontiers of African art music. His research interests include African Pianism, Applied Ethnomusicology, Performance Studies, and Postcolonial Literature. His research will examine the sociocultural significations of African pianism, performance techniques and practices, and ways in which musical meanings are made within specific cultures.

In 2010, Echezonachukwu graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He received a Master of Arts degree in Music from Kingston University London (UK) in 2015.

As a pianist and poet, he has worked with support from organizations including the Intercultural Music Initiative (IMI), Somers Point Arts Commission, Ocean City Free Public Library, among others. His recent album ‘The African Serenades’ has been described by Afrocritik as “intense, emotive listening experience.” He is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow and PhD Student in Music Studies with emphasis on Ethnomusicology.