MASARA Research Round-Up — 4th Quarter 2016

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[1] Early Childhood Conference ~ 10-13 October 2016 Dr Mignon van Vreden presented a paper at an international conference titled “Teaching and learning mathematics, sciences, design and technology in the Early Years (0-10 years)” hosted by the Early Childhood Subject Group of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the NWU. The topic of her paper was Music-inspired play to foster scientific literacy in early childhood.   [2] Yvonne-Marié Brand received her DMus!  ~.


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MASARA Research Round-Up — 3rd Quarter 2016

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When we look back on our achievements of the third quarter it feels like a dream come true!


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MASARA Research Round-Up — 2nd Quarter 2016

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We look back on the second quarter and the amazing things we’ve achieved.


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MASARA Research Round-Up — 1st Quarter 2016

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Research is an important part of the School of Music’s activities and outputs. The MASARA research niche area (Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications) under the leadership of Dr Liesl van der Merwe, achieved the following during the course of the first quarter of this year:   [ 1 ] Increase in postgraduate supervisors The number of staff members providing study guidance to postgraduate students has more than.


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Dr Petersen reports on the 42nd ICTM Conference

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Dr Petersen also attended the 42nd Conference of the International Council on Traditional Music (ICTM) in Shanghai (with Dr Lumbwe) and provided his own report on the event: With the exception of the 40th World Conference of the ICTM in Durban, there was a record number (in excess of 30) delegates from Africa at the 42nd ICTM World Conference, which was held in Shanghai from 11-18 July 2013. Shanghai Conservatoire.


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Third book on Venda oral musical arts published

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Prof Jaco Kruger of the School of Music recently published his third book on Venda culture. The girls in the baobab was produced under the auspices of the MASARA research niche area (Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources & Applications). The collection is the third in a series dedicated towards the preservation and theorisation of Venda oral musical arts. The first volume, Venda lashu, appeared in 2004, and its content.


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Dr Lumbwe & Dr Petersen attended the 42nd ICTM World Conference

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Dr Kapambwe Lumbwe (post-doctoral fellow) and Dr Alvin Petersen (senior lecturer in African Music) attended the 42nd International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference in Shanghai, China. Dr Lumbwe shares his impressions of the conference: “The ICTM World Conference was held from 11 to 17 July 2013 at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The conference was characterised by high-level performances of traditional music from different parts of China, which.


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Dr Santisa Viljoen’s visit to Austria

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Dr Santisa Viljoen visited Austria during the first two weeks of October to deliver a paper at a conference on Music, Gender & Difference at the University of Music & Performing Arts in Vienna. This institution is the alma mater of vocalists such as Angelika Kirchschlager, Hanno Blaschke, and South Africa’s most famous soprano, Mimi Coertse. The conference focused on the relevance of gender and gender construction in music within.


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