The Faculty of Education at Groenkloof Campus had it first Dean’s Spring lunch hour concert on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Staff and students were fascinated by the high standard of the music performed by the Music Education students, as only a few had formal music training before the came to the Faculty of Education.
The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Chika Sehoole, welcomed everyone to the historic event and mentioned that these students did not have prior training. The Music Education students is a close community among our student group.
The students begin in their first year with keyboard training and in their second year they do guitar training and their third year choir training. It is not specialised training but they are prepared to assist in classroom music. The Music Education students also focus on the Methodology of Music Education.
Jabu Masemula and Loren Petersen were delightful Masters of Ceremony.
Prof Chika Sehoole, Dean, welcomed the audience. Prof Sehoole also thanked the Department of Humanities Education with Prof Johan Wassermann as Head and the Music Lecturers: Ms Ronel de Villiers and Mr Nelson Manganye for making this happen!
And in particular, he mentioned each student who is participated in the concert. “This concert shows the talent among our Education students. I am so impressed that the students performed so well. The standard of the work is outstanding and thank you to each student who made this wonderful event happen”.
The programme included:
‘Through the Valley’ by Michael Du Plessis
‘Wake me Up’ by Gerdie De Villiers
‘Por-Una-Cabeza’ by Andrea Kruger
‘Somebody to love’ by Celia de Wet
Afro Jazz by Jabu Masemula; Thato Pule; Promise Zulu and Mante Makaba
Skyfall by Cayla Brits and Yolandi Stander
Jikela Emaweni by Second Years
Canon in D by the First Years
Cup Song by Third Years
Una furtive lagrima by Sya Bande and Shante Smit