Tshilidzi Ndou who recently graduated with a BA Music & Society degree from North-West University, has been accepted to continue his studies in September at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (USA). He is following in the footsteps of his singing lecturer, Dr Conroy Cupido, who also attended this prestigious university.
Tshilidzi was accepted into the Performer’s Diploma which is a very selective programme focusing on developing the talent of young artists whom they regard as having tremendous career potential. In this programme he will have the opportunity to work on his languages and diction, acting skills, technique and musicianship, and he will participate in all their fully staged operas, performed with orchestra.
He also has the wonderful honour of working with Prof Barbara Hill Moore, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Voice at SMU, and she is just as thrilled to be working with him. She met him on several visits to South African when she presented master classes. Besides his academic work, he will also be able to utilise this time in America to audition for opera companies and young artist programmes.