International Jazz Day: A day for celebrating South Africa’s contribution to global jazz
Posted on April 30, 2019
In November 2018, UNESCO’s Director General, Audrey Azoulay, announced that the International Jazz Day Global Host City for 2020 will be Cape Town, South Africa, marking the first time the now established celebration is hosted by an African city. As the 2020 Global Host City, Cape Town will...
Doctoral organ student from the Department of Music excels in the Netherlands
Posted on July 31, 2018
Ms Isabelle van Rensburg, a postgraduate student from the Department of Music, performed at two gala organ concerts in the Netherlands this weekend (27-29 July 2018).
Inaugural Javett Music Award competition at the University of Pretoria announced
Posted on June 27, 2018
The Department of Music at the University of Pretoria (UP), in conjunction with the Javett Foundation, is proud to announce the Javett Music Award, a new annual music award programme for young South African musicians.
Posted on April 27, 2018
Every Tuesday at 12:30 in the Musaion
UP4Strings Masters classes
Posted on March 03, 2018
American cellist Caleb Vaughn-Jones has performed throughout North America, Asia, the West Indies and southern Africa as a soloist and chamber musician. He is constantly looking to bring lesser-known music to audiences as well as commission new works for the cello. After the performance of his...
UP among the top 300 universities worldwide for arts and humanities
Posted on September 20, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP) is ranked in the top 300 in the world for arts and humanities, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published earlier this week.
University of Pretoria Camerata win at the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017
Posted on July 26, 2017
The University of Pretoria's Camerata Choir has won the Grand Prix of Nations Youth Choir category at the prestigious international Grand Prix of Nations and 3rd European Choir Games 2017, held recently in Riga, Latvia.
Prof Theo van Wyk re-elected as National Secretary of Southern African Organists' Society
Posted on June 09, 2017
The Head of the Department of UP Arts, Prof Theo van Wyk, has been re-elected as the National Secretary of the Southern African Organists' Society (SAKOV).