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.  Yvonne-Marié Brand received her DMus! ~.
We look back on the second quarter and the amazing things we’ve achieved.
Two staff birthdays, two evening concerts, a student concert and Open Day.
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.
All the staff are back from Monday to prepare for the start of lectures on 1 February. Postgraduate students are also starting their academic year early. Monday 11 January 09:00-16:00 ~ Postgraduate Symposium, Day 1 in Oppibib Tuesday 12 January 09:00-16:00 ~ Postgraduate Symposium, Day 2 in Oppibib Wednesday 13 January Ms Antoinette Olivier’s birthday Thursday 14 January 09:00-16:00 ~ MASARA strategic planning in Oppibib
Last week of classes before the semester exams start. Tuesday 26 May 12:15 ~ Student Concert in the Conservatory Hall. 19:30 ~ Sehnsucht concert by Dr Conroy Cupido and Dr Tinus Botha in the Conservatory Hall. Thursday 28 May Ms Mandie van der Merwe’s birthday. Friday 29 May Last day of classes for the semester and final day to receive participation marks in each module. 13:00 ~ End of semester.
“Sehnsucht” is a German word described by famous author C.S. Lewis as “the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what”. It is a longing, a yearning, a craving for something or someone. The word originates from an impassioned, whole-hearted longing (das Sehnen) combined with an addiction (die Sucht). While it played an integral role in C.S. Lewis’ pilgrimage to his Christian faith, its universal essence of.
A short week, with two public holidays, and two more staff birthdays! Monday 27 April Freedom Day 09:00-16:00 ~ Post-graduate symposium in Oppibib. Tuesday 28 April 09:00-16:00 ~ ATLAS.ti workshop in Oppibib. Thursday 30 April End of assessment week. 11:15-13:00 ~ Resarch committee meeting in Oppibib. Friday 1 May Workers’ Day Sunday 3 May Dr Conroy Cupido‘s birthday. Prof Piet Koornhof‘s birthday.
Date of appointment: 1 January 2011 Teaching responsibilities: Vocal lessons, Singing Methodology, Repertoire Studies, Italian and French diction, Opera and Choral projects Performance interests: Mozart opera; German, French, Italian and English art songs Research interests: Diction for singers, opera and art song performance practice, Classical singers’ well-being, singing pedagogy and methodology. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Mentors: Peet van Heerden and Nina Schumann (Stellenbosch); Vetta Wise; Prof Barbara Hill Moore.
It’s a slow(er) week due to the two public holidays. The pace will definitely pick up again from next week! Monday 28 April • Public holiday Wednesday 30 April • End of assessment week. Thursday 1 May • Workers’ Day Friday 2 May • No classes! Saturday 3 May • Happy birthday to Prof Piet Koornhof and Dr Conroy Cupido!