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Dr Petersen reports on the 42nd ICTM Conference

Dr Petersen reports on the 42nd ICTM Conference

Dr Petersen also attended the 42nd Conference of the International Council on Traditional Music (ICTM) in Shanghai (with Dr Lumbwe) and provided his own report on the event: With the exception of the 40th World Conference of the ICTM in Durban, there was a record...
Music alumnus in charge of important piano competition

Music alumnus in charge of important piano competition

An alumnus of the School of Music, Pierre van der Westhuizen, was appointed in January 2012 as the executive director of one of the most prominent classical music competitions, the Cleveland International Piano Competition. At this year’s competition in August, he had...
Music & Engineering collaborate to produce music instruments

Music & Engineering collaborate to produce music instruments

Lecturers from the School of Music and the Faculty of Engineering collaborated on a project this year to develop music instruments from scrap materials. The project culminated in a performance by the North-West Youth Orchestra at Engineering’s project day where the...
Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Alvin Petersen

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Alvin Petersen

In the second profile of a staff member (and the last for this year), we present Dr Alvin Petersen, Senior Lecturer in African Music. Teaching responsibilities: African Music, Music Education, Social History of African Music Performance interests: I play the piano,...
Third book on Venda oral musical arts published

Third book on Venda oral musical arts published

Prof Jaco Kruger of the School of Music recently published his third book on Venda culture. The girls in the baobab was produced under the auspices of the MASARA research niche area (Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources & Applications). The collection is the...