Applications & auditions for music study at NWU

Applications & auditions for music study at NWU

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Prospective music students who would like to study at the School of Music & Conservatory, North-West University in Potchefstroom next year can still apply for admission and an audition until 15 August 2014. Contact the NWU Admissions Office at tel. (018) 299-2642 for an application form and further information about the required documents and application fee, or visit the website for prospective students.

The School of Music will consider applications for vocal studies (all voice types), brass (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba and French horn), piano, organ, flute, saxophone, bassoon, violin, and cello. For most of these instruments only a limited number of enrollments are available.

AUDITIONS
All undergraduate applications for music study are subject to a selection process that will be conducted on Saturday 23 & 30 August 2014 at the Conservatory in Potchefstroom. Application for selection can be completed online. The application form can also be downloaded at the School of Music website or requested from tel. (018) 299-1692 / music@nwu.ac.za and must be completed and returned as soon as possible.

All prospective music students who complete the audition will be considered for a PUK Prestige Music Bursary worth R20,000.

A special Guide for Application, Selection and Admission is available with complete information on the procedures and requirements. For enquiries and further information, please contact the School of Music at tel. (018) 299-1692 / music@nwu.ac.za.

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  1. Ntombe Sishuba 29 July 2014 | Reply
    How much is the registration fee in music
    • Jaco van der Merwe 29 July 2014 | Reply
      The application fee is R150. Full details at: http://www.nwu.ac.za/prospective-students/cost-of-studying-potchefstroom
  2. lebogang modise 29 July 2014 | Reply
    Hi what happens if u can't read music but will like to attend school there and you are undergraduate.again is there a busary for being in the school?and again do u have marimba? I just started playing trumpet this year so I think I don't have much experience is it still fine to play trumpet there even though its not long playing it? Thank you
    • Jaco van der Merwe 30 July 2014 | Reply
      The Diploma in Music doesn't require any previous formal musical training. Your musical aptitude will be tested instead. Information about bursaries and financial support can be found at: http://www.nwu.ac.za/content/about-fss The School of Music does have a marimba ensemble. You can continue with trumpet as the main instrument of your programme.
  3. mosia tebello 7 August 2014 | Reply
    do you really need matric as an entrence to study music?
    • Jaco van der Merwe 7 August 2014 | Reply
      Matric is required for any study at any university. To continue to tertiary education, you have to finish secondary education (high school) first.
  4. datu 7 August 2014 | Reply
    But if one has applied yet hasn't yet received any response from the varsity, what then?
  5. tshidiso 7 August 2014 | Reply
    So if I wanna apply.which subjects are compulsary? And when is the closing datin for the application?
    • Jaco van der Merwe 7 August 2014 | Reply
      You need to have passed Matric with a minimum APS of 15 and at least a D for English. The closing date for applications is in the first sentence: 15 August 2014.
  6. M.Green 7 August 2014 | Reply
    How can I register for Masters Degree? I am interested
    • Jaco van der Merwe 8 August 2014 | Reply
      Please send your contact details to music@nwu.ac.za and the postgraduate programme manager will contact you shortly.
  7. Rapelang Antonz 8 August 2014 | Reply
    hello do you mean that if you havent registered for admisiön at a university there is no way you will audition?i just heard about this last night and im intrested
    • Jaco van der Merwe 8 August 2014 | Reply
      You have to apply for admission before you can audition. There is still enough time. Just follow the instructions in this post.
  8. sello seala 8 August 2014 | Reply
    I'm interst to study music @ nwu, I'm frm free state, please can anyone give me all the details plz guys
    • Jaco van der Merwe 8 August 2014 | Reply
      You are in the right place. All the information you need is in the blog post on which you commented. Especially read the Guide for Application, Selection and Admission at http://www.nwu.ac.za/music-application-guide . Instructions on how to apply are also included. If you have any *specific* questions, you can post it here, or send an e-mail to music@nwu.ac.za, or call (018) 299-1692.
  9. Pulane 8 August 2014 | Reply
    Hi,I am currently busy with my diploma at central university of technology and I would like to do my post graduate in Education at NWU,do you guys offer it there and does nsfas fund it??
    • Jaco van der Merwe 9 August 2014 | Reply
      Are you interested in Music Education, or just Education? Post-graduate studies in Music Education require a BMus degree or Honours degree in Music.
  10. lungile 12 August 2014 | Reply
    Hello. I'm in love with Music. And I have experience in music production. I would love to study jazz and classical music. Can I have details please
    • Jaco van der Merwe 12 August 2014 | Reply
      Please read the post above for all the information on how to apply for admission and selection.
  11. Godfrey 13 August 2014 | Reply
    Hey im currently doing ncv level4 is it possible to apply for music teaching and are there busuries?
    • Jaco van der Merwe 13 August 2014 | Reply
      NCV level 4 will in principle be accepted, but it depends on the final results obtained. It may be necessary to complete an additional admissions test. Information on financial aid is available at http://www.nwu.ac.za/content/about-fss
  12. sboniso 18 August 2014 | Reply
    do i stl have a chance to apply for music?
    • Jaco van der Merwe 19 August 2014 | Reply
      From my e-mail to you on 18 August 2014, 04:29 — Even though applications officially closed on 15 August, you can still submit an online application until Wednesday: www.nwumusic.co.za/selection-2015/
  13. lesego 22 August 2014 | Reply
    Please send me application forms though it's closed.(music)
    • Jaco van der Merwe 23 August 2014 | Reply
      Application forms are available at the links provided in the post above. The application process for 2016 will open in April 2015.
  14. lebogang modise 28 August 2014 | Reply
    Is it possible for me to come and study there while I can't read music but I can play?? And when auditioning are you playing any piece or u give me what I must play? N again can't I send you my video playing instead of coming there and play? I had to do this today at rehearsal (fbf) but I didn't and the message was saying before 6pm thursday 28august
  15. molefi letsoara 25 September 2014 | Reply
    iam currently doing matric and then question is that is it already late for me to apply is yes then what can i do to study music with you guys.I have no music grades but willing to persue music as a career
    • Jaco van der Merwe 25 September 2014 | Reply
      Unfortunately, applications for 2015 have closed already. The application period for 2016 opens in March next year. Please contact us again at that time.
  16. Rapelang 6 January 2015 | Reply
    Hello I applied at NWU school of music at potchefstroom campus,I went to the auditions and I made it through but everytime I call the university they keep telling me that I applied at the Mafikeng Campus,how come is it like that?? Another thing do I need to have a financial scheme to study or the university will supply me with a financial/bursary scheme? Please I need answers
    • Jaco van der Merwe 6 January 2015 | Reply
      Please contact me urgently on (018) 299-1699. I've tried to call you, but the person answering the phone refuses to speak with me. We would like to sort out your application, but time is running out. We only have today to fix this.
  17. machaya mahadi 4 May 2015 | Reply
    I currently doing matric this year and i want to study music nxt year what are the requirement
  18. Andile Tshabalala 17 August 2015 | Reply
    I'm doing matrix this year and I have a serious problem about applying online, like I've done applying but I haven't receive the massage. Canuplease guys help me today before the closing I'm confused.
    • Jaco van der Merwe 17 August 2015 | Reply
      We have received your application. We're still working through all of them. You will get a confirmation during the course of tomorrow.
  19. M.G Mmokwa 22 June 2016 | Reply
    I love music and I want to study music with you guys!
    • Jaco van der Merwe 22 June 2016 | Reply
      Please follow the instructions for application in the blog post that you've commented on.
  20. Michelle Abdeziet 11 July 2016 | Reply
    I would like to enrol my son for the Diploma in Music, he can however not play any musical instrument, he does how ever produce music on his laptop. Will he still qualify?
    • Jaco van der Merwe 11 July 2016 | Reply
      The studying of a music instrument is a major and important part of all our programmes. Although the Diploma in Music doesn't require formal musical training, most prospective students have musical background anyway and due to limited spaces for enrolment, it's rare that we will accept someone who can't play an instrument already. Also, we don't offer sound engineering, music production, DJ-ing, etc. as part of our programmes. Your son will probably be better served by a teaching institution that specializes in those fields.

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