Eric D. Otchere

  • University of Cape CoastHead of the Department of Music and Dance

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Eric Debrah Otchere is a Lecturer in the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.  He was a Doctoral Fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation, a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the African Humanities Program (AHP) of the American Council of Learned Societies (August 2015- July2016), a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Rhodes University, South Africa (July 2016-June 2017), and a 2016 Presidential Fellow of the African Studies Association (ASA).

His research interests cover several areas in Music Education (e.g. pedagogy, philosophy, curriculum, research methods) and Music Psychology (e.g. music and emotions, musical development, music preferences, music cognition, emotional intelligence, health and wellbeing).  He has a number of publications in international peer-reviewed journals, for some of which he has also reviewed papers.