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Department of Music

Welcome to the Department of Music

The Department of Music belongs to the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria (UP). The Department caters for practical music, music education and musicology, thus uniting fields of study that, in Europe, would otherwise be divided between university and conservatory. Besides offering tuition in all the usual instruments of Western art music, the Department is placing increasing emphasis on the study and performance of indigenous African music, jazz and popular styles. Our BMus and BA (Mus) programmes offer tuition in all these styles. The Department also offers the only music therapy programme at master's level on the African continent.

Head of the Department of Music: Prof Wim Viljoen



Michael Barrett - 11/03/2014
From Department of Music

Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.

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