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 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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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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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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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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New music education lecturer

New music education lecturer

Dr Mignon van Vreden joins the permanent teaching staff of the School of Music in January as the new lecturer in Music Education. She is not an unfamiliar face at the Conservatory as she has been teaching here part-time for the past few years. She completed her undergraduate music studies as well as a Master’s degree at the University of Stellenbosch, and earned a PhD from NWU in September 2014.


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