Staff

New lecturers for Music Education & Music Theory

The School of Music is very excited to welcome two new staff members this year. Dr Albi Odendaal has been appointed from 1 January 2016 as researcher and lecturer in Music Education. He hails from the Cape where he completed his BMus and MMus studies at the University...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Daleen Grobler

Date of appointment: First time: 1 October 1970. Since then fairly regularly as locum tenens and accompanist. Qualifications completed: MMus, Post-Graduate Education Diploma, Church Organ Diploma. Teaching responsibilities: Currently, mainly doing accompaniment. Also...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Prof Daleen Kruger

Date of appointment: 1 January 1995 Qualifications completed: BMus, Hons BMus, HED, MMus (PUCHE), DMus (UP), Diploma in Church Music, UNISA Performer's and Teacher's Licenciates (organ). Teaching responsibilities: Music history, organ performance and methodology,...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Waldo Weyer

Date of appointment: 1 January 1999 Qualifications completed: BMus (NWU), BMus (RAM – London, UK), MMus (NWU), DMus (NWU), LRAM(piano), UVLM(piano) Teaching responsibilities: Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Postgraduate Supervision Performance interests: My main...

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Paper and performance at Harvard

Dr Chris van Rhyn recently attended the third instalment of the Hearing Landscape Critically series of conferences, which was held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 14 to 16 January 2015. The aim of this project is “to transform our sense of...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Mignon van Vreden

Date of appointment: 1 January 2015 Qualifications completed: BMus (2002), Honns BMus cum laude (2003), MMus cum laude (2006) — Stellenbosch University PhD (2014) — North-West University Teaching responsibilities: Music Education Performance interests: Piano Research...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Mandie van der Merwe

Introducing the new secretary at the School of Music, Ms Mandie van der Merwe. Date of appointment: 1 November 2014 Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Prof Marlene Viljoen, what an amazing woman! Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Johnny Cash — Walk the line...

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New music education lecturer

Dr Mignon van Vreden joins the permanent teaching staff of the School of Music in January as the new lecturer in Music Education. She is not an unfamiliar face at the Conservatory as she has been teaching here part-time for the past few years. She completed her...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Prof Jaco Kruger

Date of appointment: 1 January 1995 Qualifications completed: PhD Teaching responsibilities: Musicology Performance interests: Classical guitar and African marimba. Research interests: Music as culture. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Gerard Kubik,...

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Brahms chamber music — 21 October 2014

Lovers of Romanticism who didn't have the opportunity to attend the concert of Brahms chamber music during the recent Aardklop Arts Festival, are in luck because the programme will be repeated on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. Three of the...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Gerrit Jordaan

Date of appointment: Post-doctoral fellow since 2009 Qualifications completed: BSc, HED, MMus (UP), DMus (NWU) Teaching responsibilities: Organ & Methodology, History of Music Performance interests: Concert organist, accompaniment Research interests: South African...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Antoinette Olivier

Date of appointment: 1 July 2012 Qualifications completed: Honours BMus, Opera Diploma Teaching responsibilities: Voice & Voice Pedagogy Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Emma Renzi, Renee Fleming. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. J Canu — Epilogue, sung by...

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