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Director's story

An astute leader

Ken Wakia studied Choral Directing with Dr. JoMichael Scheibe at the University of Miami in Florida, USA as a Fulbright scholar. He is a familiar figure on the Nairobi and international classical music scene as an educator, singer and conductor. In Kenya, he has sung with and conducted both the Nairobi Music Society and Nairobi Orchestra. He mentor’s several up and coming classical musicians and is regularly consulted by choral conductors around Kenya for repertoire and technical skills.


He is also the founding director of the Safaricom Choir. Ken has conducted various groups in the USA and Europe and, as a singer he has represented Kenya in international music at the prestigious World Youth Choir touring Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Belgium, Italy, Holland and France. Ken taught music at Precious Blood Riruta and was Assistant Dean of Students and Head of Music at African Nazarene University before joining the US Embassy where he is currently the Cultural Affairs Specialist.