The University of Pretoria (UP) Music Enrichment Festival is an important annual event on the School of the Arts’ calendar. Its main purpose is to create an opportunity for young classical and jazz musicians to receive specialised practical tuition in a masterclass setup with experienced tutors in a large variety of instruments. Apart from practical sessions that are scheduled over two days, the Enrichment Festival also provides music teachers the opportunity to develop their skills by providing lectures on various aspects of music pedagogy. This year, participants will have an opportunity to receive masterclasses from the following musicians:

Kevin Gersteling Guitar 
Hendi Krog Violin 
Abraham Mennen Saxophone
Clorinda Panebianco Oboe
Megan-Geoffrey Prins Piano
Tessa Rhoodie Piano
Ben Schoeman Piano
Lizet Smith Clarinet
Hanli Stapela Voice
Ané van Staden Violin
Jaco van Staden French horn and Brass group classes
Berthine van Schoor Cello
Anna-Maria Vermeulen Flute
Abraham Mennen Saxophone
Nthabiseng Motsepe-Notyesi Voice
Roland Moses Piano
Mageshen Naidoo Guitar and a presentation on Jazz at a tertiary level


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The 2022 UP Music Enrichment Festival will include two special events:

1. An interactive opera workshop based on the opera Natiki and the Fairy Queen: (almost) an opera by      Henry Purcell, which will be performed the following week during the UP Music Festival. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and experiment with stage techniques such as movement and character embodiment. Participation in these workshops is free of charge. Contact Dr Tinus Spies ([email protected]) to RSVP and for more information. (See the attached poster for more information)

2. An open play week hosted by the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra. If you play an orchestral instrument, you are invited to join the orchestra for an obligation free week of playing. Participants will be required to attend three rehearsals which will culminate in a public performance in the Aula Theatre during the UP Music Festival. The programme includes Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and music from Game of Thrones. Contact Mrs Zamile Mzizi-Khuzwayo ([email protected]) to book your seat. (See the attached poster for more information)

- Author Yanga Ludidi
Published by Yanga Ludidi

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