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Philip H Moore Music Competition

Philip H Moore Important dates for 2017

Category F DVD entries audition round closed: 15 March 2017.
Entries A – E Closed: Friday 21 April 2017
Round one: Tuesday 25 July 2017 (Jeppe High School for Girls)
Round two: Monday 14 August 2017 starting at 12:00 (Jeppe High School for Girls)
Gala event: Saturday 26 August 2017 15:00 for 15:30 at the Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Rules 2017pdf

Pretoria: Mimi Coertse sangkompetisie

The 2017 UP Mimi Coertse Singing Competition for classical singers resident in the Gauteng and North West provinces will take place on Monday 14 August (13:30 - 16:30 ; first round) and
Tuesday 15 August (12:30 - 13:30 ; final round) at the Musaion concert hall of the University of Pretoria as the opening event of the newly founded UP Youth Music Festival (Monday 14 August till Saturday 20 August).
For more information on all the exciting musical events of this festival and
to attend or to register for the 2017 UP Mimi Coertse Singing Competition click on the following link:
As alternative, click on the UP website: (Faculty of Humanities, Department of Music) to register as a contestant or to buy tickets as an audience member for this prestigious event.
Acceptance to compete in the 2017 Mimi Coertse Singing Competition rests on the strength of information on the entry form - the Music Depatment of the University of Pretoria will appoint a screening panel to judge all entries.
If you experience problems to register online or need more information, contact either
Prof Wessel van Wyk or
Prof Alexander Johnson

Port Elizabeth: NMU - SASMT Music Competition (Gr 3-8) - Port Elizabeth

25-26 August 2017 Port Elizabeth,
CONTACT Person: Nicky Bosman
Rules and Regulations MS Word
Competition entry form MS Word

Pretoria: SASMT Pretoria Ensemble Competition

PtaEnsembleComp The SASMT Pretoria Centre is proud to announce the first SASMT Pretoria Ensemble Competition which will be hosted in collaboration with Eduplex School.
Entries closed 15 June 2017

Tertiary institutions entries closed 30 June 2017
Round 1: 8 & 9 September 2017
Round 2: 10 September 2017
Venue: Eduplex School, Queenswood, Pretoria
The competition is aimed at developing young musicians through collaborative participation and by encouraging the enjoyment of performing with others. Participation is open to any school going learner up to, and including, the age of 19 as well as students from tertiary institutions.
Ensembles will compete in four age categories:
  • 10 & under,
  • 13 & under,
  • 16 & under,
  • and 19 & under.
  • Tertiary section with R6000 prize money
A video-clip of one of the works to be performed in the competition will be needed for pre-selection. A maximum of 12 ensembles will be chosen in each category to partake in the competition. Each ensemble has to perform a balanced programme of three pieces. All detail can be found in the Rules & Regulations.
Contact Gisela Scriba at for any enquiries.
Rules&Regulations 2017 MS Word
Entry form 2017 MS Word
Rules&Regulations 2017 Tertiary ensembles pdf
Entry form 2017 Tertiary Ensembles MS Word

Kaapstad: SAMRO Hubert vd Spuy kompetisie

HvdSpuy kompetisie 25 - 29 September 2017 by Hugo Lambrechts musieksentrum, Parow, Kaapstad.
Meer inligting ...

George: Southern Cape SCMA National Competition for School Instrumental Groups

SCMA You are cordially invited to participate in SCMA National School Bands Ensembles Competition for 2017. This will be held in George, from the 4th - 8th October 2017.
It is open to all school instrumental groups.
Official invitation with all the necessary information pdf
Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Jan Erik Swart, who will be facilitating the workshops and competition - / 084 645 9320.

Nat Youth Music To enter, please visit to obtain the 2017 rules brochure and entry form. All entries must be submitted online.

master classes

Pretoria: Meesterklasse by UP - kamermusiek en pianiste

Addisionele meesterklasse vir gevorderde kamermusiekgroepe en pianiste (van GrVIII standaard opwaarts) op Woensdag 16 Aug en Donderdag 17 Aug.
We are in the process of negotiating with one or two well- known musicians from afar to join us with their expertise as tutors.


concerts / recitals /



Boksburg: 6th Education Africa International Marimba and Steelpan Festival 2017

Education Africa Please visit: to register.
The dates of the Festival are the 29th and 30th July 2017 at St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls in Boksburg.
As always I ask that you read the rules and regulations carefully as there are a few minor changes from the 2016 rules. In particular refer to the following:
• Composition competition: Entrance is Open to all composers from African countries
• Classical composer of the year: Felix Mendelssohn
• Change of venue: St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls in Boksburg
• If you require sponsorship to help you attend the festival please contact asap.
• Eligibility to win the best marimba band performance at the festival! See the new requirements on the website!
Fees have gone up for the first time since 2013!
Please note: there is a mystery prize for the first band to register and pay their registration fee!
Joan Lithgow
Marimba Specialist and Director of the International Marimba and Steelpan Festival
Tel: +27 (0)11 685 7300
Fax: +27 (0)86 579 3735
Mobile SA: +27 (0)82 266 4229

Eastern Cape: Pearson Arts Festival

31 July - 5 August 2017
Pearson-ArtsFestival-Info pdf

Pretoria: Gauteng Chamber Music Festival 2018

GCMF Please remind all your friends with children age 7-20 playing a classical string instrument to reserve the following dates for the 2018 Gauteng Chamber Music Festival:
Entries open: 23 August 2017
Entries close: 6 September 2017.
Auditions: 15 and 16 September 2017
Festival: 8-12 January 2018
More information is on our website:
Or google Gauteng Chamber Music Festival GCMF.
Take note that our auditions have moved a month earlier than they were in 2016.
Audition requirements (the same as in 2016): Play a piece from the Baroque or Classical era, without accompaniment. Play the required scale sheet for your standard of playing- it can be obtained from our website.
Please try to form your own group and rehearse together regularly. Pre-formed groups must audition together, after their individual audition. Auditions cost R100 per individual and R50 extra per person in an ensemble (pre-formed group). Children that do not live in the Gauteng area, may audition on Skype.
Existing groups from the 2017 festival can obtain permission from Johanna Roos not to audition again, if they remain in the same group.
Auditions are held on 15 and 16 September 2017 at Waterkloof NG Church in Dey Street, Pretoria.
Festival Venue: 8-12 January 2018 at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria, Gauteng.
Enter online or email entry form to

George: Southern Cape SCST Choir Festival 2017

SCST You are cordially invited to participate in our annual CHOIR FESTIVAL for 2017. This will be held in George, from the 10th - 13th August.
Official invitation with all the necessary information pdf
Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Jan Erik Swart, who will be facilitating the workshops and competition - / 084 645 9320.

workshops / courses / conferences / lectures / symposia

Cape Town: Orff Schulwerk Society of SA - Level 1 course in Cape Town

Our South African presenters have all graduated from the San Francisco Levels courses and are skilled and knowledgeable teachers in South African schools. They are:
  • Janice Evans - BMus (Hons) Wits, SF Levels 1-3, SA Levels 1-2
  • Adeyemi Oladiran - Nat. Certification in Ed. (Nigeria), BA Musicology (Hons), SF Levels 1-3
  • Hastings Nyirenda - SF Levels 1-3, SF Jazz Course, JYOC Teacher Training Diploma
And assisted by:
  • Gail Levitt - BA (Mus) HDE, SF Level 1
  • Tersia Harley - BA (Mus) HDE, SF 1-2
  • Charnell King - BA (Mus)
Gerard Van de Geer from Australia will be assisting and is offering opportunities for marimba workshops at schools in Cape Town and Johannesburg during the week after Level 1 at R500 per hour session. (See below for dates and booking info.)
The course material will provide you with insight into Carl Orff’s teaching philosophy including Basic Orff, Movement and Dance, Vocal and Recorder. Gumboot dancing and marimbas will be included as well.

Lunch and refreshments included
Fee: R3000 for teachers, and R1500 for students
Early Bird Special – R2700 by end of February
Instalment Plan in Place – 3 X R1000 by end of May
3 or more teachers from one school – less 10%
We are offering free places to 5 people; if you’d like to apply, please send a motivating letter
Closing Date for applicationswas 30 June 2017.
Gerard Van de Geer: Cape Town - 24 and 25 July
JHB - 27 and 28 July

For more information contact Miriam Schiff on 083 225 6532 or

Pretoria & Parow: Introduction to the Gr 8 Piano Syllabus: List C repertoire

Presented by: Francois du Toit
Pretoria: Miriam Makeba Konsertsaal Unisa
Parow: Hugo Lamprechts Musieksentrum
Pretoria >22 Julie 9h00 & 12h30
Parow 29 Julie 9h00 & 12h30
Koste: R250 vir 1 sessie of R450 vir 2 sessies

Johannesburg: Jan Celliers Violin synposium primary school learners

Aangebied deur Johanna Roos
29 Julie 8h00 - 15h15
Sluitingsdatum vir inskrywings: 14 Julie 2017
InvitationMS Word
UitnodigingMS Word
AansoekvormMS Word
ProgramMS Word

Pretoria: UP enrichment course

This year’s Enrichment Course will take place at the Musaion, UP Campus on
Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of August
as part of the newly founded UPYMF -University of Pretoria.Youth Music Festival - which is scheduled to run from 14 to 19 August. For more information on all the exciting musical events of the festival and
to register for this year’s Music Enrichment Course click on the following link:
Registrasie en betaling van inskrywingsfooie vir die Musiekverrykingskursus (Musaion, UP - Vrydag 19 Aug en Saterdag 20 Aug) geskied vanaf hierdie jaar slegs elektronies.As alternatief kan u ook na UP se webtuiste (Faculty of Humanities, Department of Music) gaan om inligting te bekom of om te registreer.
If you have problems to register online or need more information, feel free to contact one of the following three persons:
To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to register in good time.
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