Proposals for 2016 concert series

Proposals for 2016 concert series

The NWU School of Music annually presents about 15 concerts at the Conservatory in its official concert series. This usually includes a wide variety of performances, from solo instruments and singing to chamber music groups and orchestras. The styles range from classical to indigenous music, jazz and popular music. The planning of the concert series for 2016 starts in September of this year already, and performers and agents are therefore.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Katrien Klopper (née Jooste) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Violin, Piano. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2000-2003. Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus. Notable professional achievements: As a member of different ensembles I have played at numerous corporate events including Classic FM soiree 2006, Bidvest, SAPPI, BarloWorld and Volkswagen. I have played at several arts festivals including Grahamstown, KKNK and Aardklop..


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Week 26 @ the Conservatory: 22-28 June 2015

Week 26 @ the Conservatory: 22-28 June 2015

Monday 22 June • Last day of the first exam opportunity. • 14:00 ~ Ms Yvonne-Marié Brand’s DMus exam in the Conservatory Hall. Wednesday 24 June • Dr Tinus Botha is adjudicating at the 9th National Grahamstown Music Competition until Saturday. • 19:00 ~ Concert in the Conservatory Hall for the LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Joint Conference. Saturday 27 June Start of the SA National Youth Orchestra annual winter course in Potchefstroom.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Laura Opperman (née Van der Merwe) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Voice, Piano, Choir Conducting. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1994-1999 & 2002-2004. Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus, HED, Hons BEd. Qualifications completed elsewhere: UNISA Performer’s Licentiate. Notable professional achievements: • I was at the very young age of 26 Head of Music at a private school in Botswana and from there.


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Week 25 @ the Conservatory: 15-21 June 2015

Week 25 @ the Conservatory: 15-21 June 2015

This is the final week of the exams (ending on 22 June). Tuesday 16 June Youth Day. Thursday 18 June • Prof Hannes Taljaard departs on a trip to South America for compositional activities and study guidance to postgraduate students. • Dr Waldo Weyer is performing in a concert with the Lonestar Classical Voices Quartet at 19:30 in the Miriam Makeba Concert Hall, Unisa.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Pierre & Sophia van der Westhuizen [alumni]

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For the first time we have a Knowing Me, Knowing You alumni double-header — Pierre van der Westhuizen and Sophia Grobler met as fellow music students at the School of Music, marrying later and making their careers in the USA. Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Pierre:   Piano Sophia:   Piano and violin Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: Both:   1997-2000. Qualifications completed at.


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Week 24 @ the Conservatory: 8-14 June 2015

Week 24 @ the Conservatory: 8-14 June 2015

After last week’s performance exams, the theoretical exams start this week. Tuesday 9 June 11:30-13:00 ~ Quarterly Faculty Forum (for lecturers) in the Conservatory Hall. Friday 12 June Choral Conducting workshop in the Conservatory Hall. Contact Dr Santisa Viljoen for further information. Saturday 13 June Choral Conducting workshop in the Conservatory Hall. Contact Dr Santisa Viljoen for further information.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Hester Eigner van der Westhuizen [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, Composition, Music Pedagogy (Class music), Church organ. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1987-1992. Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus, HED. Qualifications completed elsewhere: Qualified Musikgarten teacher. Notable professional achievements: My “Magnificat” composition was performed in Austria in December 2013. I was invited to see this performance with orchestra, choir and soloists.


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Week 23 @ the Conservatory: 1–7 June 2015

Week 23 @ the Conservatory: 1–7 June 2015

First week of the semester exams. All the performance exams have been scheduled for this week until Saturday. Thursday 4 June 10:30-12:30 ~ Royal Schools exams in the Pretorius Music Studio. Friday 5 June Dr Santisa Viljoen’s birthday.


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