Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Maria Meyer (née Spies) [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, Violin, Music Theory. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1997-2000 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: PGCE (US) MMus Piano Performance (UCT) Suzuki Violin Teacher Training Levels 1-3 (European Suzuki Association) Notable professional achievements: • Performing piano solo with the National Chamber Orchestra. • Winner of Laura Searle Prize.


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Young tenor sings at alma mater — 10 March 2015

Young tenor sings at alma mater — 10 March 2015

A number of singers who studied at the NWU School of Music have made successful performing careers overseas, mainly in Europe. Jacques le Roux is one of these singers, currently engaged as the principal tenor at the Landestheater Linz in Austria. Since leaving South Africa in 2007, he has achieved numerous successes, including being named as the Young Artist of the Year for 2010 by the German Theatre and Orchestra.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Leanri du Plessis [student]

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Programme & Year: BMus, 4th year Hometown: Walvis Bay, Namibia Instrument(s): Piano Professional ideals: My ultimate goal would be to compose/produce film and gaming music. I would also love to become the music supervisor for film production. Top 5 must-hear music: In no particular order: 1. Creation of Earth — Thomas Bergersen 2. Flaws — Bastille 3. Lacrimosa — Zbigniew Preisner 4. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op..


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Potchpourri! The Comeback — 5 March 2015

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After a one-year sabbatical, the traditional opening concert of the concert series at the Conservatory is back for the 24th time. On Thursday 5 March 2015 Potchpourri! returns with its “Comeback” show at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. Performances by staff and students of the NWU School of Music will include Broadway hits, film music, opera, and love songs, and the Pink Panther will guide the audience through a brief.


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Week 9 @ the Conservatory: 23 February — 1 March 2015

Week 9 @ the Conservatory: 23 February — 1 March 2015

Tuesday 24 February 12:15-13:00 ~ Student Assembly: Research Projects in Oppibib Wednesday 25 February • Design Indaba Conference simulcast in the Conservatory Hall. • Prof Hetta Potgieter’s birthday. 14:00 ~ Musikhane Thursday 26 February • Design Indaba Conference simulcast in the Conservatory Hall. Friday 27 February • Design Indaba Conference simulcast in the Conservatory Hall. • Dalcroze Workshop at the Conservatory. Saturday 28 February • Dalcroze Workshop at the Conservatory.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Frelét de Villiers (née Fourie) [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, postgraduate supervision, psychology & music, piano methodology, research methodology, Delphi-method, rudiments of theory. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1987-1993 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus, Honours BMus, MMus, all with distinction. Qualifications completed elsewhere: PhD (Music) — University of the Free State Notable professional achievements: • Articles published in accredited journals..


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Waldo Weyer

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Date of appointment: 1 January 1999 Qualifications completed: BMus (NWU), BMus (RAM – London, UK), MMus (NWU), DMus (NWU), LRAM(piano), UVLM(piano) Teaching responsibilities: Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Postgraduate Supervision Performance interests: My main interest as a pianist is collaborative work. It is a wonderful privilege to perform with many different artists. Research interests: I will always be a student of some sort and forever curious about a great variety of.


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11 postgraduate music students complete their studies

11 postgraduate music students complete their studies

It’s official! The following post-graduate music students successfully completed their studies in 2014. Congratulations to all! The degrees will be officially conferred at the graduation ceremony in May. Tammy Aslett MMus (thesis), cum laude “Exploring lived experiences of music listening among rugby players: a hermeneutic phenomenology” Supervisor: Dr Liesl van der Merwe Hattingh Davel MMus (modules & mini-thesis), cum laude “Improvisation through Dalcroze-inspired activities in beginner student jazz ensembles: a.


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Week 8 @ the Conservatory: 16–22 February 2015

Week 8 @ the Conservatory: 16–22 February 2015

Monday 16 February Start of lessons for Conservatory students. Tuesday 17 February 12:15-13:00 ~ First Years’ Concert, Part 2 in the Conservatory Hall Wednesday 18 February 14:00 ~ Musikhane Sunday 22 February 16:00 ~ Concert by Antoinette Olivier & Tinus Botha at Glenshiel


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Week 7 @ the Conservatory: 9–15 February 2015

Week 7 @ the Conservatory: 9–15 February 2015

Tuesday 10 February 12:15-13:00 ~ First Years’ Concert, Part 1 in the Conservatory Hall Thursday 12 February 11:15-13:00 ~ Colloquium on Digital Humanities / Spiritual Well-Being in Oppibib


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