Dr. Charles Lwanga is a Ugandan art music composer/theorist and ethnomusicologist. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) at the University of Michigan, USA. He studied theory and composition with Professor Justinian Tamusuza (Makerere University), as well as Professors, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum, and Amy Williams (University of Pittsburgh). Lwangas composition approach foregrounds the notions of African pianism, interculturalism, as well as creative musicology. His works are published in the Journal of Musical Arts in Africa, Analytical Approaches to World Music, and by Verlag Neue Musik. Lwanga was the winner of the 2015 Robert M. Stevenson prize which is biannually awarded by the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) to the best composition by an ethnomusicologist. He has also won other prestigious awards including the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, as well as the Fulbright Junior Fellowship. Dr. Lwanga holds a Ph. D in Ethnomusicology (2020) and a Ph.D in Composition/Theory (2012), both awarded by the University of Pittsburgh.