Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, singing, saxophone, conducting Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1992-1996 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus & BMus Honours Qualifications completed elsewhere: MMus (Choral Conducting) at NMMU Notable professional achievements: • World Youth Choir (1997-2001) • Best conductor award, Prague International Advent Competition (2007) • Most outstanding conductor in South Africa, awarded.
Introducing the new secretary at the School of Music, Ms Mandie van der Merwe. Date of appointment: 1 November 2014 Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Prof Marlene Viljoen, what an amazing woman! Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Johnny Cash — Walk the line 2. Smokey Robinson — Promise me son 3. Tammy Wynette — I don’t want to play house 4. Neil Diamond — I am I said 5. Austin.
Monday 26 January 08:00-13:00 ~ Music theory bridging course, day 1 Tuesday 27 January • Mr George Fazakas’s birthday • Dr Chris van Rhyn’s birthday 08:00-13:00 ~ Music theory bridging course, day 2 10:00-13:00 ~ Curriculum control for senior students, day 1 Wednesday 28 January 08:00-13:00 ~ Music theory bridging course, day 3 10:00-13:00 ~ Curriculum control for senior students, day 2 Thursday 29 January 08:00-13:00 ~ Music theory bridging.
Monday 19 January 08:30-16:30 ~ First year students’ orientation and curriculum control Sunday 25 January Ms Hanli Stapela’s DMus performance exam in Pretoria
Dr Mignon van Vreden joins the permanent teaching staff of the School of Music in January as the new lecturer in Music Education. She is not an unfamiliar face at the Conservatory as she has been teaching here part-time for the past few years. She completed her undergraduate music studies as well as a Master’s degree at the University of Stellenbosch, and earned a PhD from NWU in September 2014.
The Conservatory is slowly starting to come to life again after the Summer recess. Monday 12 January 09:00-16:00 ~ Postgraduate symposium, day 1 in Oppibib Tuesday 13 January • Ms Antoinette Olivier’s birthday 09:00-16:00 ~ Postgraduate symposium, day 2 in Oppibib Wednesday 14 January • Dr Chris van Rhyn is attending the Hearing Landscape Critically conference at Harvard University in Boston, USA from 14-16 January 2015. He will deliver a.
Congratulations to the following music students who completed their studies in 2014: Diploma in Music • Tieho Mpeisa • Edwin Padosa • Hardus Schutte • Lerato Sebelebele BA Music & Society • Renier Botes • Busisiwe Fihla • Mpho Kgotlagomang • Palesa Malieloa • Thapelo Molise • Nombulelo Notuku • Nthabiseng Pitso • Baby Pule BMus • Kobus Dippenaar • Anrie Hanekom, cum laude • Joy Meyer, cum laude •.