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 — 3rd Quarter 2016

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When we look back on our achievements of the third quarter it feels like a dream come true!


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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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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 2 @ the Conservatory: 11-17 January 2016

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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


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Sonja Cruywagen [student]

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Programme & Year: PhD in Music Education Hometown: Pretoria Instrument(s): Piano Classical guitar Professional ideals: To finish my doctoral thesis as soon as possible! Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Beethoven — Violin Concerto 2. JS Bach — Toccata & Fugue in d minor performed by Jacques Loussier 3. Shaun Dave with Rita Conolly — Ripples in the rock pools 4. Kathleen Battle — Hush 5. Rebecca Törnqvist — Cuckoo Which.


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Week 9 @ the Conservatory: 23 February — 1 March 2015

Week 9 @ the Conservatory: 23 February — 1 March 2015

Tuesday 24 February 12:15-13:00 ~ Student Assembly: Research Projects in Oppibib Wednesday 25 February • Design Indaba Conference simulcast in the Conservatory Hall. • Prof Hetta Potgieter’s birthday. 14:00 ~ Musikhane Thursday 26 February • Design Indaba Conference simulcast in the Conservatory Hall. Friday 27 February • Design Indaba Conference simulcast in the Conservatory Hall. • Dalcroze Workshop at the Conservatory. Saturday 28 February • Dalcroze Workshop at the Conservatory.


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11 postgraduate music students complete their studies

11 postgraduate music students complete their studies

It’s official! The following post-graduate music students successfully completed their studies in 2014. Congratulations to all! The degrees will be officially conferred at the graduation ceremony in May. Tammy Aslett MMus (thesis), cum laude “Exploring lived experiences of music listening among rugby players: a hermeneutic phenomenology” Supervisor: Dr Liesl van der Merwe Hattingh Davel MMus (modules & mini-thesis), cum laude “Improvisation through Dalcroze-inspired activities in beginner student jazz ensembles: a.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Mignon van Vreden

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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 interests: • Integrating music in preschool teaching • Teaching music without music training to children • Music and the well-being of children Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Antoinette Theron, Ria Smit, Hetta Potgieter, Liesl van.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Hattingh Davel

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Hattingh Davel

Date of appointment: January 2014 Teaching responsibilities: Music Education, Director of Jazz Ensembles Performance interests: Piano, guitar, jazz, pop, classical, early music — anything Research interests: Jazz Education, Music Education, African Music, Dalcroze Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Ove Lundin, Noel Stockton, Roland Moses, Eva Wedin, Incca Rasmusson, Ing-Marie Lindberg-Thörnberg, Dr Liesl van der Merwe, Prof Hannes Taljaard, Prof Hetta Potgieter Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Chick Corea 2. Avishai.


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