Welcome to the Ballanta Academy of Music & Performing Arts
The Ballanta Academy of Music bears the name of Sierra Leone’s greatest musical theorist and aesthetician, N.G.J Ballanta, who composed, conducted, performed and thought deeply about the character and nature of music, particularly African music. No introduction of the Academy would be complete without an understanding of who was Prof. Ballanta as he was affectionately called and a description of his work and contribution to music scholarship.
Monthly Students Concert
Our monthly students concerts are vital to gauge students’ performance and study throughout the semester. It also builds their confidence and ability to perform.
We host outdoor performances for students as part of our extra-curricular activities which enable them to perform in bands and groups. This develops collaboration and team discipline.
We offer classes in the arts specifically dance in different genres e.g. traditional, salsa, tango and a variety of other styles.