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Patrick Matsikenyiri

Patrick Matsikenyiri
Short Name: Patrick Matsikenyiri
Full Name: Matsikenyiri, Patrick, 1937-
Birth Year: 1937

Patrick Matsikenyiri--
Since his retirement from Africa University in Mutare in December of 2002, Matsikenyiri has been teaching in several institutions in the United States by invitation. Some of which are Shenandoah University, VA; Drew University, NJ; Adrian College, MI; which honored him with a Doctorate in 1999. Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. He also participated in a series of lectures in places like Calvin Institute of Worship in Michigan and Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.

Dr. Matsikenyiri did workshops and worship services on African Music in many churches and organizations in California, Washington, Idaho, Virginia and New York, just to name a few. Previously when Dr. Matsikenyiri was employed at Africa University he directed Africa University Choir for tours of the United States of America from 1996 up to his retirement.

Dr. Matsikenyiri is a member of a number of organizations namely-The Ecumenical Association of Zimbabawe (EAA), Africa Association for Liturgy Music and the Arts, Pan African Music Research, Pan Africa Society of Music Educators, (PASME) Zimbabwe Association of Music Educators (ZAME), Fellow Cambridge University, Governor-Biographical Institute of the United States of America (F.A.B.I.), Honorary Life Member of the Hymn Society of North America and Canada and member of the Global Praise Working Group of the United Methodist Church, New York.

He has helped to make Africa Music become part of the repertoire used in many churches and organizations to the joy and appreciation of many.

Dr. Matsikenyiri attributes his successes to the encouragement he receives from the Administration, Faculty members and students of Africa University, the community of Zimbabwe and the world at large.


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