Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Nkosinathi Tom [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Singing, music theory and arts management Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2008-2011 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: University Diploma in Music BA Music & Society Moderation and Assessment Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Education Project Management (NQF 5) Qualifications completed elsewhere: Grade 5 music theory (Unisa) Notable professional achievements: Golden Key Honorary Society.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Salomie Botha (née Swart) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, drums and acoustic guitar. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2005-2008 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: Bible School at the Every Nation Leadership Institute. Notable professional achievements: Director of Levi Music School (a worship school part of Tics Leadership institute). And of course, having my twin girls was.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Arlene Pieterse (née De Villiers) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Singing. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2004-2008 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Current professional position / occupation: Vocal Coach and Music Educator at Potchefstroom Gimnasium Music Centre (since 2008). Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Max Bruch — Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26: 1st movement 2. Anything by.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Linell Vonkeman (née Botha) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Music Education (Kindermusik) Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2007-2013 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus (Piano Pedagogy and Music Education) MMus (Music Education, with a hint of Ethnomusicology too) Qualifications completed elsewhere: Kindermusik educator (in progress) Notable professional achievements: Getting paid to make music and changing students’ lives.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Elize Kruger (née Stander) [alumna]

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Elize Kruger (née Stander) [alumna]

Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: Since 1990. Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: Honours BMus MMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: Higher Education Diploma (UJ) Notable professional achievements: Recorded “Appassionata” with Carel Henn (cello). The CD won the GMT prize for best classical album in 2004. Current professional position / occupation: Head of Music,.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Annari van Jaarsveld [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Classical singing, piano, violin, music history. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2007-2010 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: MMus in classical singing and theoretical research (thesis) at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway. Notable professional achievements: Final Master concert at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Current professional position.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Richter Grimbeek [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano, singing, saxophone, conducting Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1992-1996 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus & BMus Honours Qualifications completed elsewhere: MMus (Choral Conducting) at NMMU Notable professional achievements: • World Youth Choir (1997-2001) • Best conductor award, Prague International Advent Competition (2007) • Most outstanding conductor in South Africa, awarded.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Tharien Oosthuizen (née Greyling) [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano / Violin (main subjects were Music History and Pedagogy) Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1987-1990 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Notable professional achievements: • Several music programmes for radio. • Adjudicator for the Oude Meester Choral Festivals. • Adjudicator for Ghoema Awards. Current professional position / occupation: Music director /.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Phiwe Ndodana Makaula [alumnus]

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Phiwe Ndodana Makaula [alumnus]

Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Voice Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2003-2010 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: University Diploma in Music, BA Music & Society, Honours BA Music, MMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Unisa), 2013 Notable professional achievements: Singing at President Zuma’s first inauguration; having my singing student become Gauteng Provincial champion in 2013.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Kobus Buys [alumnus]

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Kobus Buys [alumnus]

Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Piano Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 1987–1990 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: • Honours BMus (UP) • UTLM & UPLM (Unisa) • MMus (NMMU) Notable professional achievements: • A&R and Executive Producer on CD releases by Cutt Glas, Charl van Heyningen, Manuel Escorcio, David Fourie, Patricia Lewis, Carike.


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