The Marriage of Figaro — 11-18 September 2016

The Marriage of Figaro — 11-18 September 2016

From 11-18 September 2016, Mozart’s popular opera, The Marriage of Figaro, will be performed on the NWU Potchefstroom Campus, in Ikageng, as well as in Klerksdorp. The production is presented by die NWU School of Music and the NWU Choir Academy®, in collaboration with Umculo and PUK Arts. Umculo’s Opera Incubator was launched early in 2016. Upon invitation from the vocal division of the School of Music, the director of.


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Final preparation for music exams & String Teaching Symposium — 7 & 8 August 2015

Final preparation for music exams & String Teaching Symposium — 7 & 8 August 2015

August and September are usually the months when hundreds of music learners across the country have to complete practical music exams, whether for music examining bodies such as Unisa, Royal Schools or Trinity College, or for the final Matric exam. In order to assist learners and their teachers with the final preparations for these exams, the practical music lecturers of the NWU School of Music will be available at the.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Arlene Pieterse (née De Villiers) [alumna]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Singing. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2004-2008 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Current professional position / occupation: Vocal Coach and Music Educator at Potchefstroom Gimnasium Music Centre (since 2008). Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Max Bruch — Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26: 1st movement 2. Anything by.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Kobus Venter [student]

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Programme & Year: BMus, 4th year Hometown: Potchefstroom Instrument(s): Singing, Choral Conducting Professional ideals: To be an eternal student of the arts by studying and practising my craft to best of my ability. To be a leader in the choral community by enriching people’s lives through choral singing. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. Bach — Choral Motets 2. Mozart — Requiem 3. Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto in D major 4..


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Annari van Jaarsveld [alumnus]

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Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Classical singing, piano, violin, music history. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2007-2010 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: BMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: MMus in classical singing and theoretical research (thesis) at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway. Notable professional achievements: Final Master concert at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Current professional position.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Antoinette Olivier

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Date of appointment: 1 July 2012 Qualifications completed: Honours BMus, Opera Diploma Teaching responsibilities: Voice & Voice Pedagogy Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Emma Renzi, Renee Fleming. Top 5 must-hear music: 1. J Canu — Epilogue, sung by Renee Fleming 2. Giordano — La mamma morte from Andrea Chenier, sung by Aprile Millo 3. Mahler — Ich hab den Welt abhanden gekommen, sung by J van Dam 4. Cent Mille.


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Masterful Schubert performance — 12 August 2014

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Franz Schubert is the undisputed master of the Romantic song and his two song cycles on poems by Wilhelm Müller, Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, are generally considered to be the most important works in that genre. Although some of the songs are performed individually in recitals, they are intended to be heard all together as a complete unit, telling the story of a man who has lost his beloved.


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Final preparation for music exams — 1 & 2 August 2014

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August and September are usually the months when hundreds of music learners across the country have to complete practical music exams, whether for music examining bodies such as Unisa, Royal Schools or Trinity College, or for the final Matric exam. In order to assist learners and their teachers with the final preparations for these exams, the practical music lecturers of the School of Music at North-West University will be available.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Phiwe Ndodana Makaula [alumnus]

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Mr Phiwe Ndodana Makaula [alumnus]

Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Voice Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2003-2010 Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: University Diploma in Music, BA Music & Society, Honours BA Music, MMus Qualifications completed elsewhere: Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Unisa), 2013 Notable professional achievements: Singing at President Zuma’s first inauguration; having my singing student become Gauteng Provincial champion in 2013.


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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Conroy Cupido

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Date of appointment: 1 January 2011 Teaching responsibilities: Vocal lessons, Singing Methodology, Repertoire Studies, Italian and French diction, Opera and Choral projects Performance interests: Mozart opera; German, French, Italian and English art songs Research interests: Diction for singers, opera and art song performance practice, Classical singers’ well-being, singing pedagogy and methodology. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Mentors: Peet van Heerden and Nina Schumann (Stellenbosch); Vetta Wise; Prof Barbara Hill Moore.


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