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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Programme & Year: PhD in Musicology & Music Analysis Hometown: Rustenburg Instrument(s): Pen and paper. These are my instruments that I use to compose. I play piano and pipe organ, amongst others, but it is very important to me to understand how different instruments work and what their possibilities are, even though I cannot necessarily play them. Professional ideals: To compose and conduct research on a full-time basis. Top 5.