Diploma (Practical Music)

Entrance requirements

  • Matric Certificate
  • Theory –Grade 3/4
  • Practical – Grade 7 on the main instrument (or voice)

Course length:

  • Three-year programme.

What does the Diploma in Practical Music entail?

  • Students must enrol for all 3 years in Music Skills (theory of music and aural training) , Practical Music Study in any of the instruments listed below and General Music Studies.  Teaching method, Information Skills, Music education, Music technology, Repertoire Study, and a choice of courses in Practical Score reading, accompaniment, orchestral practise, orchestral study, language for singers, church music practise, ensemble singing, chamber music, business management (music), theatre skills (music) are also on offer.
  • Students may articulate to the Diploma in Music from the Higher Certificate in Music if they comply with the entrance requirements for the Diploma and have undergone the prescribed selection process.  Students will receive credit for General Music Study, Music Theory, Music Technology, Aural Training.
  • The Diploma (Practical Music) can, in exceptional cases, articulate to the 2nd year of the BMus (a minimum final mark of 70% in each of the following: General Music Study, Music Theory) provided that the student complies with the entrance requirements for the BMus and follows the prescribed selection process.

Which instruments can I study?

Any orchestral instruments: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion; piano, organ, harp, recorder, guitar, voice, conducting and church music.

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
. 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 7 of any of the examination boards, as applied for classical music studies. Sightreading 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 Placement Test:

All applicants must also write a theory proficiency test as part of the audition.
The entrance test is comparable to Unisa Grade 5, 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.