ABOUT US

The Nairobi Music Society is a non profit organisation that was founded in 1938 for the performance and enjoyment of music by musical enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, and audiences in Nairobi.

The Music Society sustains itself solely from membership subscriptions and profits from performances. Unfortunately, our firm policy of keeping charges low inevitably means that we barely meet basic expenses. Our ability to have overseas performers and conductors in additional to all our local talent has, to date, depended almost entirely upon the goodwill of embassies and airlines.  All the tasks of administration and management are carried out by volunteers, including planning and organising rehearsals and performances, stage management, generating publicity, producing programmes and newsletters, arranging workshops, collaborating with other institutions, inviting and accommodating overseas performers, amongst others.

OUR COMMITMENT

On top of our normal commitment to promoting the performance and enjoyment of classical music in Nairobi, where we can, we work in close collaboration with other organisations to promote and coordinate performances by visiting international musicians and conductors. We arrange for visiting musicians to hold master classes and workshops for performers, teachers and students. The Society also raises funds both on its own and with others to help a variety of good causes.

Additionally, we have encouraged all our visiting musicians to give workshops to local students and teachers of music wherever possible and these have become a recognised part of what we already offer to the community.

Experience has shown that giving relatively unknown local musicians with exceptional talent greater public exposure builds their confidence and professionalism and helps to further their musical careers.

COMMITTEE

The Nairobi Music Society’s activities are run and coordinated by passionate and dedicated team of appointed volunteers. Meet the current officers of the committee without whom the Music Society could not achieve its goals.

The roles/descriptions listed below are not conclusive & always overlap as need arises.

FRANCIS OLUDHE
Chair

The Chair has overall responsibility for the Society. He ensures each season is running as best as can be. He is jointly responsible for finances with the Treasurer, calls & leads committee meetings & is also responsible for communicating with the whole society.

Michael S Mwangi

MICHAEL MWANGI
Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chairman supports the Chairman in their role. He is usually there to help out the Chair as and when needed, especially at busy times of the season, and as such, they are in communication with each other on a regular basis.

KEZIA NYIKULI
Secretary

The Secretary's position has a fairly variable role. She is present at all committee meetings to take the minutes then send them to committee.The Secretary takes administrative jobs along with assisting the Chair & Vice-Chair as required.

Syokau Mutonga

SYOKAU MUTONGA
Treasurer

The Treasurer holds joint financial responsibility for the Nairobi Music Society with the Chairman. She keep a close eye on the society’s finances and ensure all seasons and events have what they need.

Yvonne Machira

YVONNE MACHIRA
Member

Works very closely with the treasurer in keeping a close eye on the society’s finances to ensure that all seasons and events adequate resources.

Patrick Anyanga Wanyanga

PATRICK ANYANGA
Member

Responsible for the society's technological needs including maintaining the membership databases and communication channels to ensures that information is disseminated to all relevant groups of members.

Joanna Wakia

JOANNE WAKIA
Member

Assists with administration at choir rehearsals, concerts and preparation of concert programmes amongst other activities of the society.

Miriam Kariithi

MIRIAM KARIITHI
Member

Responsible for administering all the membership details and managing the renewal/withdrawal of members. She is also searches and promotes various ways of increasing membership numbers

ONDARI MOGEN
Member

Assists in various society activities including managing concert ticketing and gate procedure stab reconciliation amongst others.

Duncan Wambugu, Phd
Member

Assists in various activities of the committee and including music selection and programme publicity. He will also conduct and manage choir rehearsals and concerts.

Michael James

Michael James
Member

Assists in various activities of the committee and including music selection and programme publicity. He will also conduct and manage choir rehearsals and concerts.