The musical arts are traditionally a field for creative endeavours, with the results of analysis, choices, collaboration, interrogation and consolidation of ideas manifest in composition and performance. In African communities, the process of creativity differs from one music genre to another, being characteristically context specific. In Kenya, higher education is now more than ever facing the challenge of preparing graduates who are capable of developing music resources in a technological world, where definitions of music are as dynamic as the circumstances under which music is made and appropriated. Such situations engage various levels of skills and knowledge in the complex process that is called creativity. The development of skills and knowledge supportive of such processes demands focused attention on both music education and music practice.