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Recent appointments at the School of Music

Since the beginning of the year, two new permanent staff members have been appointed at the School of Music. Dr Chris van Rhyn (photo above) joined the School of Music in January as lecturer in Music Theory and Music Technology, fresh after completing his PhD at the...

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Post-doctoral fellow wins Ghoema Award

A post-doctoral fellow at the School of Music, Dr Ockie Vermeulen, received a Ghoema Award on Sunday 13 April 2014 for his third instrumental CD, Obsession. It contains music composed, and also inspired, by the late Christa Steyn. The recording has also been nominated...

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Expert visiting lecturer in Dalcroze

Ms Ing-Marie Lindberg-Thörnberg from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden is currently a visiting lecturer at the NWU School of Music for the month of March as part of the Linneaus-Palme exchange programme. She is an expert in the Dalcroze approach to music...

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Music alumnus in charge of important piano competition

An alumnus of the School of Music, Pierre van der Westhuizen, was appointed in January 2012 as the executive director of one of the most prominent classical music competitions, the Cleveland International Piano Competition. At this year’s competition in August, he had...

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New Music Ensemble at New Music Indaba

After a successful performance at the Odeion School of Music in Bloemfontein earlier this year, the New Music Ensemble at the School of Music was invited to perform at the New Music Indaba in Durban. This bi-annual event is organised by New Music SA to promote...

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School of Music is now also blogging

Welcome to take note, the new blog of the NWU School of Music, developed with the support and assistance of the Department of Marketing and Communications on the Potchefstroom Campus. This is an expansion of our online presence and another channel for the distribution...

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