B Music

By | January 11, 2017

B Music

Chats Devroop
  •  Prof Chats Devroop
  •  031 260 1349
  •  devroopc@ukzn.ac.za
  •  2nd Floor, Francis Stork, Music
Music Education

Our Music Education specialisation prepares students for entry into a range of employment opportunities both in public and private education.

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The Draft Revised National Curriculum Statement (replacing Curriculum 2005) and the Outcomes Based Education approach it is based on, has significantly changed the role of the music educator in South Africa, who is someone who no longer works in isolation from other subject areas pursuing specifically musical goals, but collaborates toward the achievement of broad, interdisciplinary ‘outcomes’, someone who is a music specialist while at the same time an innovative, widely knowledgeable, multi-disciplinary educator with sociological, ethnomusicological and psychological insight.
The undergraduate Music Education modules build a solid foundation in general teaching methodology (didactics), in established music pedagogies suitable to South African teaching contexts, and in the philosophy, psychology and sociology of music education. Students are guided to the optimal utilization of the wide range of music education literature, including a comprehensive range of music education periodicals, housed in the department’s renowned Eleanor Bonnar Music Library.

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Observation and practice teaching in an array of teaching contexts form a substantial part of the undergraduate courses as does hands-on experience in modern technologies relevant to teaching music (e.g. MIDI applications). Learning to be effective within the OBE framework is given priority, but other curricula being followed in South Africa and elsewhere are also explored.
Community music is also explored in its various manifestations both here and abroad and involvement with the Ukusa Community Arts Programme, based in the Department, is encouraged.
The philosophical basis, content, and methods of intercultural music education are dealt with at all levels but they receive particular focus in the Coursework Masters in Intercultural Music Education. Emphasis is here placed on the incorporation of all of South Africa’s musics into music education.

B Music   Bursaries and Scholarships

ARTS & CULTURE TRUST BURSARY
This bursary is awarded to a deserving jazz student at the discretion of the Director of the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. The amount awarded is variable.
BARBARA AITCHISON VIOLA BURSARY
The Barbara Aitchison Bursary is awarded at the sole discretion of the Academic Co-Ordinators of Music for the benefit of a promising classical viola student who is regarded as a meritorious candidate for such a bursary.
BRUCE HOSKING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A limited amount of funds is available from the National Arts Council. Application forms are available in the music office.
CLASSICAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
This anonymous scholarship is awarded each year to one Western Classical Music undergraduate student. Need and merit is taken into account. Application forms are available in the Music Office.
ELIZABETH ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSIC
This is a post-graduate scholarship exclusively for graduates in Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The scholarship is currently valued at R30 000 for the first year and if required, is renewable for a further year at R20 000. It is for study in the United Kingdom or Europe at an approved institution or with an approved private teacher.
HARP SOCIETY OF SA SCHOLARSHIP
The Harp Society of South Africa Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BMus student of the harp who has been recommended by the BMus Academic Co-Ordinator. The amount awarded is variable and the closing date for all applications is 31 October of every year.
PAULOS MSIMANGO MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP
Grants from the Paulos Msimango Scholarship are awarded each year to undergraduate students who are majoring in African Music and Dance. The fund is administered by the African Music Project. Application forms are available in the Music Office.
PHIL HARBER SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ
The Phil Harber Scholarship is awarded to a jazz student (preferably a saxophone player) by the Board of Trustees of the Phil Harber Scholarship. The amount awarded is variable.

B Music  Bursaries and Scholarships

RONNIE MADONSELA SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ
Grants from this scholarship are awarded to any needy jazz students. The amounts awarded are variable. Further information can be obtained from the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.
SAMRO
Various bursaries are available from SAMRO and application forms are available in the Music Office
NAC
A limited amount of funds is available from the National Arts Council. Application forms are available in the music office.
NRF GRADUATE AWARDS (Honours, Masters, PhD)
A number of supervisor-linked and other post-graduate scholarships are available. Their availability varies from year to year.
VIC ELLIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ GUITARin honour of the memory of the late guitarist, composer Vic Ellis. The scholarship is currently valued at R10 000.