Only Romantic! — 19 May 2015

Only Romantic! — 19 May 2015

The Conservatory Choir at the NWU School of Music will present a concert of Romantic vocal music on Tuesday 19 May 2015 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. The choir is conducted by Santisa Viljoen and the accompanists are Daleen Grobler, Jana Mathee, Truida van der Walt and Jetty van Rensburg. The programme includes songs and ensembles (duets and quartets) by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss, and concludes.


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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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Week 16 @ the Conservatory: 13–19 April 2015

Week 16 @ the Conservatory: 13–19 April 2015

The 2nd quarter commences this week. Welcome back, everyone! Tuesday 14 April 12:15-13:00 ~ Student Meeting in Oppibib. Wednesday 15 April 14:00 ~ Musikhane Thursday 16 April 18:00 ~ Talent Festival auditions in the Conservatory Hall. Sunday 19 April 15:30 ~ Dr Jetty van Rensburg will perform with John Coulter in a concert for two harpsichords in the Atrium at Wits University.


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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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Week 6 @ the Conservatory: 2–8 February 2015

Week 6 @ the Conservatory: 2–8 February 2015

Monday 2 February Start of lectures for the first semester. Tuesday 3 February 12:15-13:00 ~ Student Meeting in Oppibib Thursday 5 February • Dr Jetty van Rensburg’s birthday


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Week 32 @ the Conservatory: 4–10 August 2014

Week 32 @ the Conservatory: 4–10 August 2014

Lots of activities each day due to New Music Week: Monday 4 August • Mr George Fazakas is adjudicating at the Klerksdorp Eisteddfod. • 11:00-13:00, Conservatory Hall [New Music Week] Conducting workshop (Part 1) by Augusto Arias. • 13:15-13:45, Conservatory Hall [New Music Week] Lunch hour concert: Music by George Crumb and Mauro Zannoli. • 19:30, Conservatory Hall [New Music Week] Concert with the NWU New Music Ensemble, conducted by.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Alicia Johnson (née Van der Merwe-Crous) [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Voice, Organ, Music History & Pedagogy Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2000–2005 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus & PGCE Qualifications completed elsewhere: DipABRSM (Music Direction) — Association of British Choral Directors Notable professional achievements: • Getting my degree! • Relocating to the UK, becoming Director of Music, singing for the London.


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