Another major collaboration has been with the International Centre for African Music and Dance of the University of Ghana in organising the Ephraim Amu Memorial Lecture series. In 1998, the Centre in collaboration with the Academy instituted the Ephraim Amu Memorial lecture series, to commemorate the achievements of a humble and dedicated man from Peki Avetile, who devoted his entire life to cultural nationalism. An educationist, reformist and creative musician, Dr Ephraim Amu left a mark on Ghana’s cultural memory perhaps more than any of his contemporaries. An exhibition of memorabilia on the life and deeds of the great, distinguished composer and nationalist precede the Ephraim Amu Memorial lectures. The event often attracts a choral group which sings and celebrates Amu’s compositions at the lecture. In the inaugural lecture, Emeritus Professor J. H. Kwabena Nketia traced the beginning of the story of Amu in order to give a synoptic portrait (A Synoptic Portrait of Amu) of him as a man of action committed to culture and development. The following topics have been presented on the Ephraim Amu Memorial Lecture platform:

    YearTopicPresenter
    1999A Synoptic Portrait of Amu,Prof. Emeritus J. H. Kwabena Nketia
    2000The Legacy of Ephraim Amu,Prof. Kofi Agawu
    2001Ephraim Amu: A Portrait of Cultured PatriotismDr. Letitia E. Obeng
    2002Music in Worship: Aid or HindranceMost Rev. Prof. Emeritus Kwesi Dickson (Deceased)
    2003Music and Moral Philosophy: Ephraim Amu’s Compositions RevisitedProf. R. F. Amonoo
    2004The Poetry of Ephraim AmuProf. L. A. Boadi
    2005Theological Landmarks in the Life and Thought of Ephraim AmuRev. Philip Laryea
    2006Bridging the Gap between Tradition and Modernity: Ephraim Amu as Music EducatorDr. A. A. Agordoh
    2007In Search of a Lifelong Learning Education Programme for Ghana: Lessons from the Life- Work of A Farmer, Artist and TeacherProf. James Flolu
    2010Discoveries and New Insights in Tonal Linguistics Facilitate reading of Mother Tongue: Introducing the Ephraim Amu PrincipleDr. F.I.D. Konotey-Ahulu
    2011The Dr. Ephraim Amu Phenomenon: Import and Relevance for this GenerationProf. Ablade Glover
    2012Medicine, Music and the Mind: Implications of Ephraim Amu’s Music for GhanaiansProf. S.K. Owusu
    2016Colonial Legacy and the Challenge of Self-NamingProf. Anyidoho
    2017“O’er Heathen Lands Afar’: Missionary Hymnody, Ephraim Amu’s Musings and Christianity as a Non-Western Endeavour”Very Rev. Prof.  J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
    2018The Musings of a Chief in Contemporary GhanaNana Professor S.K.B. Asante
    2019Re-imagining us: the role of popular music in self-actualizationKwame Ametepee Tsikata (M.anifest)

    Apart from the above public lectures, the Academy occasionally makes it possible for Fellows to give 15 minute talks at sectional meetings on their research and related activities, including conferences and enterprises in which they have participated, that enhanced their academic concerns and goals.