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 — 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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Hear the younger generation of South African composers — 2 August 2016

Hear the younger generation of South African composers — 2 August 2016

This year’s South African Music Concert at the NWU Schoiol of Music is again part of a series of events that focuses on the performance of newly composed works, and it is again sponsored by Concerts SA and the SAMRO Foundation.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Catrien Wentink

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Date of appointment: 1 February 2016


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Nozipho Hlungwani [student]

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Programme & Year: Diploma in Music, 3rd year Hometown: Phalaborwa


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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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Week 10 @ the Conservatory: 7–13 March 2016

Week 10 @ the Conservatory: 7–13 March 2016

Monday 7 March Dr Pekka Toivanen from the University of Jyväskylä is visiting us for the day. 14:00-16:00 ~ Dr Mignon van Vreden, Dr Albi Odendaal and Dr Alvin Petersen will be presenting music and movement classes in Oppibib to learners from the SETH Academy at Ferdinand Postma High School. Tuesday 8 March 19:30 ~ It’s a Potchpourri! World in the Conservatory Hall Thursday 10 March 11:10-13:00 ~ Colloquium in.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Janelize van der Merwe [alumna]

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Janelize van der Merwe [alumna]

Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Bassoon / Music Education. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2007-2010 / 2012-2014. Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus and MMus (musicology). Notable professional achievements: Receiving a Doctoral Fellowship from NYU. Current professional position / occupation: Doctoral Fellow at the Steinhardt School, New York University. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Jon Batiste and.


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Week 37 @ the Conservatory: 7–13 September 2015

Week 37 @ the Conservatory: 7–13 September 2015

Not as many events due to the assessment week. Keep studying! Monday 7 September • Prof Hannes Taljaard departed for Europe over the weekend. He will be visiting Sweden and Norway for the next month as part of our international exchange agreements. Tuesday 8 September • Dr Alvin Petersen’s birthday. Thursday 10 September • Dr Mignon van Vreden’s birthday. 11:15-13:00 ~ Colloquium in Oppibib. Saturday 12 September • End of.


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New Music Concerts — 2-4 August 2015

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SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2015 15:30 ~ Vocal Music Concert Works by Pieter de Villiers • Hannes Taljaard 18:00-19:00 & 20:00-21:30 ~ Workshop / Master Classes Performing New Music for Piano — Mareli Stolp MONDAY 3 AUGUST 2015 13:15 ~ Lunch Hour Concert Pierre Boulez in Focus 17:00-18:00 ~ Workshop Writing for Clarinet — Morné van Heerden • Chris van Rhyn 19:30 ~ Evening Concert with Mareli Stolp (piano) Works by.


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