Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Entrance requirements

  • Matric Certificate
  • Theory –Grade 5
  • Practical – Grade 7

Course length:

  • Four-year degree qualification

Who for?

  • This degree is designed to impart specialist professional music skills and knowledge.

What does the BMus course entail?

  • In the first two years, students are trained in a wide scope of disciplines which includes subjects such as: Practical Music Study (including a first as well as a second instrument), Musicology, Theory of Music, Music Education, Teaching Method, Repertoire Studies, Music Technology and a BA Subject (choosing from English Studies, Xhosa , Afrikaans-Nederlands, French, German, Psychology  and Mathematics).
  • From the third-year students can specialise in a field of their interest including: Performance (solo, chamber music, accompaniment, church music or conducting), Composition, Music Technology, Musicology, and Music Education.  Continued practical training is offered according to the specialisation chosen, and is therefore followed for the full duration of the course).  Specialisation is subject to Departmental requirements.

The combination of courses is subject to timetable constraints

Which instruments can I study?

Any orchestral instrument or voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, recorder and conducting.

Which ensembles will I be a part of ?

View Ensembles

Which concerts will I attend?

The department offers a variety of performance opportunities to students such as Lunch Hour concerts or Performance Classes. Students are also encouraged to attend as many concerts of the Endler Concert Series as possible and to take note of the wider cultural life.

Click here to find out more about the academic modules offered in this programme.

Enquiries:

Programme co-ordinator: Dr Mario Nell Tel. 021 808 2378 E-mail: mdn@sun.ac.za

Auditions for Undergraduate Programmes

To start the application process at Stellenbosch University, kindly start here:  http://www.maties.com/apply.html or call enquiries at 021 808 4515
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An application fee is payable.

After you have submitted your application and we have received all the required documents, you will be contacted by the audition coordinator, Yolanda Botha.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for auditions.

Audition Dates for 2018:

Sat 11 August & Sat 22 September

Audition Requirements:

Practical Audition:

Students must prepare 3 pieces from contrasting style periods, at a minimum level comparable to Grade VII of any of the examination boards, as applied for classical music studies. Sight-reading may be required.
Kindly note that students should provide their own accompanists at own cost, if they audition for voice, an orchestral instrument or conducting.

Theory Test:

All applicants must also write a theory proficiency test as part of the audition.
The entrance test is comparable to Unisa Grade V, and consists of figured base realisation in 4 part harmony, as well as chord identification, dictation and other pertinent aspects that relates to music literacy.