Advanced Certificate in Music Literacy

Entrance requirements

  • Matric Certificate
  • Theory – Grade 3/4
  • Practical – Grade 5/6

Entry to the Advanced Certificate is subject to a selection procedure – students have to do a practical audition and a theoretical test.   

Course length:

  • One year, part-time programme;
  • All classes take place in the evenings – 6 hours per week.

Who for?

  • Designed for students who wish to enrol for tertiary music studies.

What does the Advanced Certificate in Music Literacy entail?

  • Students must enrol for Music Skills (theory and aural); Practical Music Study in any of the instruments listed below; and General Music Studies. Ensemble and Jazz Theory are optional modules.

What ensembles can I be part of?


Which instruments can I study?

Any orchestral instrument: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion; piano, organ, harp, recorder, guitar, voice; conducting (choral or band/orchestral).

Exit level:

  • Theory – Grade 5
  • Practical – Grade 7


NQF Level 4


Programme Co-ordinator: Ms Felicia Lesch  Tel: 021 808 2349  E-mail:

Auditions for Pre-undergraduate Programmes

In order to audition for any of our pre-undergraduate or certificate programmes of study at the Department of Music, prospective students must send an email to or to or complete this application form.

Application Form

After you have submitted your application you will be contacted by the audition coordinator.

Auditions scheduling is done at the discretion of the audition coordinator.

Audition Dates for 2016:

30 November and 14 December

Audition Requirements:

Practical Audition:

For a practical audition a student must prepare 2 pieces of contrasting styles of their own choice.
Kindly note that students should preferrably provide their own accompanists, if they audition for voice, an orchestral instrument or conducting.

Theory Placement Test:

All applicants who have some level of music literacy must also write a theory proficiency test as part of the audition.


Felicia Lesch or Inge Engelbrecht
+27(21) 808 2349