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.  Yvonne-Marié Brand received her DMus! ~.
The celebrated Potch Trio, with violinist Piet Koornhof, pianist Tinus Botha, and cellist Human Coetzee, as well as guest artist Alida Bester (double bass), will perform in the annual Dean’s Concert on Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom.
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.
The NWU School of Music has increased the number of concerts in its official concert series for this year by a third, with 8 concerts that will be presented in Potchefstroom during March, April and May. As usual, it caters for a wide variety of interests and tastes. For the 25th year, Potchpourri! opens the concert series — on Tuesday 8 March — with jazz, cabaret, big band, musicals, PDQ.
Monday 28 September • Dr Tinus Botha is adjudicating at the SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition this week. • Prof Piet Koornhof is travelling to Singapore for a CD recording with pianist Thomas Hecht at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. • Dr Alvin Petersen is attending the 1st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on African Musics in Durban this week. Tuesday 29 September 12:15 ~ Student.
Monday 14 September • Dr Tinus Botha is examining for Unisa the whole week. 18:00 ~ Music Education Week: Multicultural Music Festival. Tuesday 15 September • Ms Eulalia Johnson’s birthday. 12:15 ~ Blues Concert in the Conservatory Hall. 14:00 ~ Music Education Week: MED Talks. 19:30 ~ Truida van der Walt & Friends in the Conservatory Hall. Wednesday 16 September 18:00 ~ Music Education Week: Musical Games Night. Thursday 17.
Love is in the air when staff of the NWU School of Music, joined by colleagues from elsewhere, perform the Liebeslieder Waltzes for vocal quartet and piano duet by Johannes Brahms. It is the main work at a concert on Tuesday 11 August at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall. The texts of the 18 Liebeslieder come from an eclectic collection of East-European love poems and folk verses which were translated.
Monday 22 June • Last day of the first exam opportunity. • 14:00 ~ Ms Yvonne-Marié Brand’s DMus exam in the Conservatory Hall. Wednesday 24 June • Dr Tinus Botha is adjudicating at the 9th National Grahamstown Music Competition until Saturday. • 19:00 ~ Concert in the Conservatory Hall for the LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Joint Conference. Saturday 27 June Start of the SA National Youth Orchestra annual winter course in Potchefstroom.
Last week of classes before the semester exams start. Tuesday 26 May 12:15 ~ Student Concert in the Conservatory Hall. 19:30 ~ Sehnsucht concert by Dr Conroy Cupido and Dr Tinus Botha in the Conservatory Hall. Thursday 28 May Ms Mandie van der Merwe’s birthday. Friday 29 May Last day of classes for the semester and final day to receive participation marks in each module. 13:00 ~ End of semester.
“Sehnsucht” is a German word described by famous author C.S. Lewis as “the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what”. It is a longing, a yearning, a craving for something or someone. The word originates from an impassioned, whole-hearted longing (das Sehnen) combined with an addiction (die Sucht). While it played an integral role in C.S. Lewis’ pilgrimage to his Christian faith, its universal essence of.