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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8 years ago — our joyous mural #ThrowbackThursday

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by Prof Jaco Kruger Visitors to the School of Music are welcomed by a colourful mural in the Conservatory’s courtyard. This mural was commissioned in 2008 as part of a broader programme to renovate the interior of the building.


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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 — Prof Jaco Kruger

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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, Andrew Tracey, Deirdre Hansen. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Quadro Nuevo 2. Beethoven 3. Habib Koite 4. Diane Krall 5. Katie Melua Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you? • Standing in a circle of Venda tshikona.


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Third book on Venda oral musical arts published

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Prof Jaco Kruger of the School of Music recently published his third book on Venda culture. The girls in the baobab was produced under the auspices of the MASARA research niche area (Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources & Applications). The collection is the third in a series dedicated towards the preservation and theorisation of Venda oral musical arts. The first volume, Venda lashu, appeared in 2004, and its content.


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