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 — 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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Agnus Dei: Words and Music for Easter — 15 March 2016

Agnus Dei: Words and Music for Easter — 15 March 2016

A concert programme expressing the spirituality of Easter will be presented on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 19:30 in the Dutch Reformed Church Miederpark. The performance consists of excerpts from the Gospels of St Matthew and St Luke, as well as Afrikaans poems by WEG Louw, Jakobus van der Riet, Isak de Villiers, Hans du Plessis, Rosa Smit and Sheila Cussons. It is interspersed with music by Mozart, Bruch, Bizet,.


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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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Tangos, jazz & golden oldies — 15 September 2015

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The local pianist and lecturer in piano at the NWU School of Music, Truida van der Walt, invited a dozen of her musical friends to perform with her in a concert of lighter fare with a touch of jazz. The concert will be presented in the Conservatory Hall on Tuesday 15 September 2015 at 19:30. The programme includes delightful music for easy listening by the tango master, Astor Piazzolla, selections.


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Week 26 @ the Conservatory: 22-28 June 2015

Week 26 @ the Conservatory: 22-28 June 2015

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.


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Week 43 @ the Conservatory: 20–26 October 2014

Week 43 @ the Conservatory: 20–26 October 2014

Tuesday 21 October • 12:10-13:00 — Student Concert in the Conservatory Hall. • 19:30 — Brahms Chamber Music concert in the Conservatory Hall. Wednesday 22 October • 18:00 — Auditions for Boulevard Harmonists in the Conservatory Hall. Thursday 23 October • 11:10-13:00 — Colloquium in Oppibib. • 13:10-14:00 — Free lunch hour jazz concert in the Conservatory Hall. Friday 24 October • 14:00-19:00 — Bursary Competition in the Conservatory Hall..


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Week 37 @ the Conservatory: 8–14 September 2014

Week 37 @ the Conservatory: 8–14 September 2014

Monday 8 September • Dr Alvin Petersen’s birthday. Tuesday 9 September • Prof Hannes Taljaard departs on an exchange visit to the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He will also make official trips to the Netherlands and Belgium before returning on 12 October. • 12:10-13:00 — Blues Concert in the Conservatory Hall. • 18:00 — LetWel dine at Roots. • 18:00 — Potchestroom Gimnasium Music Centre prestige evening in.


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Joint concert by Potchefstroom & Klerksdorp wind bands — 27 August 2014

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Two wind ensembles from neighbouring cities, Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp, will join forces for a concert on Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall in Potchefstroom. The Zephyros Symphonic Wind Orchestra from the North-West Musikon in Klerksdorp and the NWU Wind Ensemble will each perform a number of pieces under their respective conductors. After the interval, the two wind bands will merge to entertain the audience with music.


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Week 31 @ the Conservatory: 28 July — 3 August 2014

Week 31 @ the Conservatory: 28 July — 3 August 2014

Monday 28 July • Dr Truida van der Walt is adjudicating at the Philip Moore Music Competition at Jeppe High School for Girls from Monday to Wednesday. • Ms Yvonne-Marié Brand is presenting master classes at Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre from Monday to Wednesday. Tuesday 29 July • 12:10 — Student Assembly in Oppibib • 19:30 — Piano Recital by Robert Auler in the Conservatory Hall. Wednesday 30 July 10:00.


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