Theo van Wyk enrolled for the BMus degree at the University of the Free State and later obtained the University Performer’s Licentiate at UNISA in 1998. He completed his BMusHons and MMus degrees at the University of Pretoria in 1999 and 2001, respectively, cum laude.
He completed his DMus, which was conferred upon him in 2005. His thesis was titled ‘Die Harmonische Seelenlust (1733) by G.F. Kauffmann (1679–1735): a critical study of his registration indications’. In this regard, Theo became the first person in South Africa to receive this instituted degree in performance.
From 2005 to 2015 he was the Director of Music St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls (DSG) in Pretoria. He is currently Associate Professor of Music and the Head of Department of UP Arts at the University of Pretoria.