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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



Celebrating 15 years of music therapy training at UP - 21/08/2014
From Department of Music

On Saturday 16 August the Music Therapy Unit of the Department of Music hosted a vibrant celebration to showcase the work of current students, past graduates and staff members. This event was held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Music Therapy training at the University of Pretoria. The UP MMus (Music Therapy) training programme is the only masterís training programme of its kind on the African continent.

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