Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Salomie Botha (née Swart) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, drums and acoustic guitar. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2005-2008 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: Bible School at the Every Nation Leadership Institute. Notable professional achievements: Director of Levi Music School (a worship school part of Tics Leadership institute). And of course, having my twin girls was.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Daleen Grobler

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Date of appointment: First time: 1 October 1970. Since then fairly regularly as locum tenens and accompanist. Qualifications completed: MMus, Post-Graduate Education Diploma, Church Organ Diploma. Teaching responsibilities: Currently, mainly doing accompaniment. Also teaching three piano students. In the past, as locum tenens, I taught anything as needed: History of Music, General Musical Knowledge, Harmony, Counterpoint, Practical Music, Organ. Performance interests: Playing piano. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Professors MC.


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Soul-stirring and mesmerizing Baltic and Georgian music — 12 May 2015

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Violinist Piet Koornhof, known for championing neglected chamber music and for imaginative concert programming, will soon be presenting an unusual programme of mostly Baltic music for violin and piano, and for solo piano, together with illustrious American pianist, Thomas Hecht. They will perform this programme on 7 May in Bloemfontein, and also on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Baltic composers Arvo Pärt, Peteris Vasks.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Sonja Cruywagen [student]

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Programme & Year: PhD in Music Education Hometown: Pretoria Instrument(s): Piano Classical guitar Professional ideals: To finish my doctoral thesis as soon as possible! Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Beethoven — Violin Concerto 2. JS Bach — Toccata & Fugue in d minor performed by Jacques Loussier 3. Shaun Dave with Rita Conolly — Ripples in the rock pools 4. Kathleen Battle — Hush 5. Rebecca Törnqvist — Cuckoo Which.


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The life and times of a music student — a cabaret — 5 May 2015

The life and times of a music student — a cabaret  — 5 May 2015

The final year BMus students in Music Education at the NWU School of Music have to present a cabaret each year as part of the requirements for their major subject. This year’s cabaret, The Conserve Cabaret, depicts through acting and music the life and times of a typical music student in a truly French cabaret style. The production consists of new, original cabaret songs as well as arrangements of popular.


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Week 18 @ the Conservatory: 27 April – 3 May 2015

Week 18 @ the Conservatory: 27 April – 3 May 2015

A short week, with two public holidays, and two more staff birthdays! Monday 27 April Freedom Day 09:00-16:00 ~ Post-graduate symposium in Oppibib. Tuesday 28 April 09:00-16:00 ~ ATLAS.ti workshop in Oppibib. Thursday 30 April End of assessment week. 11:15-13:00 ~ Resarch committee meeting in Oppibib. Friday 1 May Workers’ Day Sunday 3 May Dr Conroy Cupido‘s birthday. Prof Piet Koornhof‘s birthday.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Prof Daleen Kruger

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Date of appointment: 1 January 1995 Qualifications completed: BMus, Hons BMus, HED, MMus (PUCHE), DMus (UP), Diploma in Church Music, UNISA Performer’s and Teacher’s Licenciates (organ). Teaching responsibilities: Music history, organ performance and methodology, church music, advisor for postgraduate studies. Performance interests: Organ and clavichord. Research interests: Interpretation of organ works. Development of South African church music. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Jean-Claude Zehnder (Basel, Switzerland) Top 5 must-hear music:.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Arlene Pieterse (née De Villiers) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Singing. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2004-2008 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Current professional position / occupation: Vocal Coach and Music Educator at Potchefstroom Gimnasium Music Centre (since 2008). Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Max Bruch — Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26: 1st movement 2. Anything by.


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Week 17 @ the Conservatory: 20–26 April 2015

Week 17 @ the Conservatory: 20–26 April 2015

Three staff birthdays for this week, and lots of assessments, of course! Monday 20 April Start of assessment week. Wednesday 22 April Ms Jana Mathee’s birthday. Dr Liesl van der Merwe’s birthday. Thursday 23 April Prof Daleen Kruger’s birthday.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mart-Mari Swanevelder [student]

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Programme & Year: BMus, 4th year Hometown: Naboomspruit Instrument(s): Piano Flute (well … sort of … I get a real kick out of trying) Professional ideals: I would one day like to do some producing or be involved in arts management. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Zdeněk Fibich — Symphony No. 3 (Dankie, Gerdus!) 2. Tchaikovsky — Piano Trio in a minor 3. Anything by Chopin 4. Muse — Supermassive.


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