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Lulu Mwangi to join UMBC Music Faculty

We are delighted to introduce Lulu Mwangi who will join the UMBC faculty in Fall 2024 as an Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting and Music Education. Her work will include directing the UMBC Camerata Choral Ensemble and teaching courses in our music education program. 

Lulu Mwangi (Mupfumbu) is a distinguished figure in the world of music, renowned for her multifaceted talents as a conductor, music educator, and singer. With a Master's degree in Conducting from Ohio State University and a Bachelor's in Music Education from Atlantic Union College, she has honed her skills under the tutelage of esteemed mentors such as Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, Dr. Lloyd Mallory, and Dr. Raymond Wise. 

Her professional journey is largely marked by her role as the head of the music department at Takoma Academy, where she has led with excellence for over 15 years. Under her guidance, the academy's choirs have garnered numerous awards and accolades. Under her leadership, the Takoma Academy Chorale was selected to be a part of the Music For All inaugural Premier National Choir Festival in Indianapolis, IN. 

Professor Mwangi's influence extends globally through her engagements as a presenter, guest conductor, and adjudicator at music conferences, festivals, and honors choruses. Her ensembles have graced stages in renowned venues worldwide, including the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and The Lincoln Center. 

As a passionate advocate for music education, Professor Mwangi contributes to the field through her writing, with publications in esteemed journals such as the Choral Journal and contributions to books like Teaching With Heart, Vol. 2. She is committed to using her expertise to foster a deep love for music and its transformative power in serving humanity.

Posted: June 6, 2024, 10:24 AM