Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Eulalia Johnson

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Eulalia Johnson

Introducing our friendly receptionist, Ms Eulalia Johnson, and she’s also an alumnus! Date of appointment: 1 March 2006 Qualifications: University Diploma in Music, BA Music & Society, Honours BA Music (NWU) Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Ms Hester de Beer & Mr Waldo Weyer Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Bruno Mars — Treasure 2. Kelly Clarkson — Dark Side 3. Jessie J — Price Tag 4. Alexandra Burke — Bad.


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Week 18 @ the Conservatory: 28 April – 4 May 2014

Week 18 @ the Conservatory: 28 April – 4 May 2014

It’s a slow(er) week due to the two public holidays. The pace will definitely pick up again from next week! Monday 28 April • Public holiday Wednesday 30 April • End of assessment week. Thursday 1 May • Workers’ Day Friday 2 May • No classes! Saturday 3 May • Happy birthday to Prof Piet Koornhof and Dr Conroy Cupido!


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Chris van Rhyn

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Date of appointment: 1 January 2014 Teaching responsibilities: Music Theory, Music Technology, Postgraduate supervision Performance interests: I studied the piano and saxophone at university, and subsequently had a few years of voice training. (I’ve sung in choirs most of my life.) Research interests: My research is currently focused on art music composition in Africa (analysis and critical theory), and the South African-born British composer Priaulx Rainier. Who are/were your professional.


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Recent appointments at the School of Music

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Since the beginning of the year, two new permanent staff members have been appointed at the School of Music. Dr Chris van Rhyn (photo above) joined the School of Music in January as lecturer in Music Theory and Music Technology, fresh after completing his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch. His doctoral thesis dealt with the art song by Nigerian, Ghanian, Egyptian and South African composers. He is a composer.


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Week 17 @ the Conservatory: 21-27 April 2014

Week 17 @ the Conservatory: 21-27 April 2014

Monday 21 April • Family Day (public holiday) Tuesday 22 April • Happy birthday to Dr Liesl van der Merwe and Ms Jana Mathee! • Postgraduate symposium in Oppibib. • Guest lecture by Dr Jacobus van der Riet on music in Greek Orthodox liturgy at 11:00 in lecture hall 122. Wednesday 23 April • Happy birthday to Prof Daleen Kruger! • Postgraduate symposium in Oppibib. Sunday 27 April • Freedom.


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Post-doctoral fellow wins Ghoema Award

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A post-doctoral fellow at the School of Music, Dr Ockie Vermeulen, received a Ghoema Award on Sunday 13 April 2014 for his third instrumental CD, Obsession. It contains music composed, and also inspired, by the late Christa Steyn. The recording has also been nominated for a South African Music Award in the category Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album. Dr Vermeulen is well-known as an organist and curator of the Rieger.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Martin Watt

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Martin Watt

The series now not only includes profiles of current staff and students, but is expanding to feature former staff and alumni as well. The first person to be profiled, Dr Martin Watt, is both! He studied at the Conservatory and then returned some years later as a lecturer (2004–2007). Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Composition & Music Theory Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Eljé van der Walt

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Eljé van der Walt

Our series resumes for this year and we would like to start by introducing the Chair Person of Musicum, Eljé van der Walt: Curriculum & Year: BMus, 2nd year Instrument(s): Piano, flute & voice Professional ideals: To be a music teacher Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Vivaldi — Four Seasons 2. JS Bach — Well-Tempered Clavier 3. Hans Zimmer soundtracks (each one!) 4. John Powell — How to train your.


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Week 16 @ the Conservatory: 14-20 April 2014

Week 16 @ the Conservatory: 14-20 April 2014

Monday 14 April • The new vice-chancellor, Prof Dan Kgwadi, is visiting the Faculty of Arts at 14:00 in the Senate Hall. Tuesday 15 April • No classes! • Chamber Music Concert at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. Wednesday 16 April • Assessment week starts (until 30 April). • Dr Truida Oliver will officially receive her doctoral degree at the University of Pretoria graduation ceremony. Thursday 17 April • Colloquium.


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Week 15 @ the Conservatory: 7-13 April 2014

Week 15 @ the Conservatory: 7-13 April 2014

Welcome back for the second quarter! Monday 7 April • Classes resume at 07:30. Tuesday 8 April • Student Meeting at 12:10-13:00 in Oppibib. Wednesday 9 April • Musikhane at 14:00. Thursday 10 April • PUKKI Talent Festival auditions from 18:00 in the Conservatory Hall. Saturday 12 April 11:00 — Second limelight concert and exhibition at Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria.


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