Luke Roland Balane

Luke Balane


Masters Degree in Educational Leadership (DWU)
Master Certificate in Music Business & Technology (Berklee),
BEd Honors (UOG),
Bed In-service(UPNG),
Certificate in Music Technology (QUT), Diploma/Certificate in Music (UPNG)

Areas of Teaching

Arts Education, Arts Curriculum & Instruction, Arts Based Research, Music


The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1700
Luke Balane holds a Master Certificate in Music Business and Technology (Berklee, USA), Masters Degree in Educational Leadership (DWU), B.Ed Honors (Goroka University) B.E d – In-service – Arts Philosophy & Curriculum Studies (QUT/UPNG), Certificate in Music Technology, (Queensland University of Technology), Diploma in Music (UPNG), Certificate in Music (NAS).

He was re-employed by the University of Goroka, Expressive Arts & Religious Studies Department in mid- 2008. In the new Division of Creative Arts & Media Communication he teaches Research Methods, Praxial Art Education, Arts Curriculum & Instruction, Music, Aesthetic Perspectives and Community Art: A Social Praxis.

Luke Balane has published articles about music and education nationally and internationally particularly in New Zealand, Occasional Papers in Pacific Ethnomusicology, 1995, University of Auckland, Anthropology Department ISSN 1170-7941, ISBNNO-908689-29-2 and the United States of America, Garland World Encyclopedia of Music for Australia and the Pacific Islands ISBN 0-8240-6038-5. Another article in Ivilikou was published by the Institute of PNG Studies Boroko, ISBN 9980-68-041-5. He was a member of the Pacific History International Conference organizing committee, Saep Majnep Memorial Symposium (2012) and a representative for the School of Humanities to the University’s Research & Publication Committee 2012 -2013.

Research Interest/Background

Educational leadership, Arts Education & Praxial Perspectives, Ethnomusicology, Music Business & Technology, Music Education, Arts Based Research (ABR)

Publication & Conference participation 

2015 Attended and presented three academic papers at the 2015 Waigani Arts
Seminar, UPNG

“Life, Leadership and Governance: A Touch of Spirituality. A Review and
Critique of PNG Vision and Mission”

“Creative Industry Entrepreneurship: Rewiring the Artscape. The Fight to
be Heard”

“Participatory Action Research and Indigenous Knowledge and Practice.
Defining and Redefining Knowledge in Higher Education”

2014 Presented a paper at the10th OurMedia International Conference at UOG

2010 Presented a paper at the Pacific History International Conference 12th – 16th September

2010 Presented a paper at the dance Symposium – “Reflections and Advocating the Aesthetics
of dance and music education – A social praxis” 27th – 29th April

2008 Attended and presented a paper Faculty of Arts Symposium, Divine Word University


2007 Restructuring and Administrative Leadership: A Touch of Spirituality in MTC Search, Volume
10, No. 4

2005 Teacher Education Students Perceptions on the Music Education Program at Madang Teachers
College. (Unpublished Research Project) Divine Word University

2000 Investigation into Teachers and Teacher Education Students Level of Competence in Teaching
Music: An Exploratory Study on the Teachers of Malala and Sagalau Top Up primary Schools and

Teachers Education Students of Madang Teachers College (Unpublished thesis), University of
Goroka(Unpublished Research Thesis)

2000 Esoteric Meaning of the Bull Roarer, Ivilikou Ethnomusicology Proceedings, Institute of PNG Studies
Boroko. ISBN - 908689-29-2

1998 Co-authored The Music of Bali/Vitu – Garland Encyclopedia of World Music for Australia and
the South Pacific ISBN 0 – 8240 – 6038 - 5

1995 Music Education in PNG, Ethnomusicology proceeding, University of Auckland, Anthropology