Hilde Roos (Chair)
|After completing her doctoral studies in 2010, Hilde Roos was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Stellenbosch. Her research focused on strategies of indigenization in opera production in the Western Cape. Besides lecturing musicology on a part time basis, she is closely involved with various publications emanating from the Eoan Group Archive which has been transferred to the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS) in 2008.|
Brett Pyper (Vice Chair)
|Brett Pyper is a South African cultural practitioner, music researcher and academic. He began his career as an arts administrator and facilitator of developmental music projects during the transition from apartheid before taking up a Fulbright scholarship to study in the US, where he was based for six years. He holds Master’s degrees from Emory University (in Public Culture) and New York University (in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies), and is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on contemporary jazz culture in South Africa. Between 2005 and 2007, he headed the Division of Heritage Studies and Cultural Management in the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg, incorporating the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management. In August 2007, he was appointed CEO of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Absa KKNK), which takes place annually at Easter time in the town of Oudtshoorn in the rural Western Cape and is currently expanding its organisational mandate as the non-profit company Kuns Onbeperk (Arts Unlimited). He was founding Chair of the South African Society for Research in Music, which was formed out of the merger of the former Southern African Musicological Society and the Ethnomusicology Symposium associated with the International Library of African Music. He also serves on the steering committee of the Arterial Network, South Africa.|
Claudia Jansen van Rensburg (Treasurer)
|Claudia Jansen van Rensburg completed a BA (Music) degree in 2007 at the University of Pretoria and thereafter spent a year in Moscow, Russia at the Gnessin Academy of Music as a foreign student - here she also took master classes. After returning to South Africa, Claudia enrolled for a BMus (Hons.) at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2012 she completed her Masters degree in Musicology under the supervision of Prof. Stephanus Muller at Stellenbosch University.|
Annemie Stimie (Secretary)
|Annemie Stimie completed her Master’s degree in musicology at the University of Stellenbosch in 2010. Her thesis focuses primarily on tracing notions of cosmopolitanism in Afrikaans music historiography of the early twentieth century. She is currently lecturer in musicology at the University of South Africa (Unisa). Apart from Afrikaans music writings, her research interests include Jewishness and music in South Africa.|
Santie de Jongh
Santie de Jongh holds the qualifications of HED (Windhoek Teachers Training College, 1989), BMus (Stellenbosch University 2001), Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science (University of Cape Town 2004) and MMus (Stellenbosch University 2008). Her MMus degree entails the design and construction of a comprehensive national database of music archives, collections and special materials.
She is responsible for the day to day running and administration of the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS), where her duties include the ordering, conservation and display of materials. She is actively involved in facilitating postgraduate research on DOMUS collections and also serves on the continental steering committee of RILM.
|Willemien Froneman is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stellenbosch University, where she completed her doctorate on boeremusiek in 2012. She also holds an M.Phil. in musicology from Cambridge University. Her current research focuses on popular Afrikaans music, especially the life and career of accordionist Nico Carstens. Her work on boeremusiek appears in Critical Arts, Ethnomusicology Forum and Popular Music (forthcoming).
She currently serves as journal administrator of SAMUS.
|Marie Jorritsma received her doctorate in ethnomusicology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests focus particularly on Karoo music and its intersections with gender, race, landscape and social/cultural history. Her monograph, Sonic Spaces of the Karoo: The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Community was co-published in 2011 by Temple University Press and Wits University Press. Her work has also appeared in the SAMUS, African Music, and Safundi journals. Marie served as the secretary in SASRIM’s first Executive Committee (2006-2009).|
Tel.: (018) 299 1705
Jaco Kruger studied ethnomusicology at the Universities of Cape Town and Rhodes. He lectured in ethnomusicology at the University of Venda from 1986-1994. He has been teaching popular music and ethnomusicology in the School of Music at North-West University in Potchefstroom since 1995. His essays on Venda music appear in the Journal of Ethnomusicology, African Music, South African Journal of Musicology, British Journal of Ethnomusicology, Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has also published three annotated collections of Venda music, namely Venda lashu: Tshivenda songs, song stories and musical games (North-West University, 2004), The flamboyant rooster and other Tshivenda song stories (North-West University, 2007) and The girls in the baobab: Venda stories from the Limpopo Valley (North-West University, 2012).
Tel.: (018) 299 1732
Alvin Petersen’s key research foci are African music and music education. As a music maker who firmly believes that musical performance should constitute a cornerstone of being a musician, he enjoys instrumental performance on both African and western instruments, especially the piano. He also has an abiding interest in jazz.
He was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship which enabled him to read for a second MMus at Butler University in Indianapolis, USA. Whist there he served as a consultant to the Indianapolis Childrens’ Choir. On his return to South Africa he was appointed as Head of Music at the University of the Western Cape. He also served in this capacity at the University of Fort Hare in Alice (Eastern Cape Province). Whilst in the Eastern Cape Alvin completed his doctorate under the supervision of Prof David Dargie, an internationally recognized authority on Xhosa music.
He served as president of the Southern African Music Educators’ Society as well as a board/executive member of the International Society for Music Education. Currently he is a board member of the South African Society for Research in Music and a member of the International Centre for Traditional Music. He has also directed a research project on Xhosa music and oral history, under the auspices of the Ministry of Arts and Culture.
Alvin is an external examiner to the music departments of several South African universities. He was appointed in 2005 as Senior Lecturer in African Music at the School of Music (Potchefstroom) of North West University.
She has published widely on English music, opera and oratorio as well as music of the 15th, 19th and early 20th century. Her current research interest centres on the reception of G.F.Handel’s oratorios in 19th century Germany and on the liturgical manuscripts in the Grey Collection at the National Library of Cape Town.
In her spare time she plays violin (baroque, modern) and viola da gamba in various ensembles.
|Mareli Stolp completed her Bachelor of Music (2002) and Master of Music (2006) degrees at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, as a student of Joseph Stanford. During this time, she also completed the Unisa Teacher’s Licentiate Diploma (2001) and the Unisa Performer’s Licentiate Diploma (2002), both with distinction. Between 2003-2006, she was a student at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied with Håkon Austbø. She completed a Bachelor of Music Degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2006, specialising in music of the 20th Century. In 2012, she received a PhD in Music (Performance) from Stellenbosch University with the topic Contemporary Performance Practice of Art Music in South Africa: A Practice-based Research Enquiry. This study was supervised by Prof. Stephanus Muller.|
|Etienne Viviers is a doctoral student in musicology at Stellenbosch University. His current work focuses on utopian expressions of whiteness in South African music and musicology. He has previously published on intermedial adaptations of Alan Paton’s novel Cry, the Beloved Country - which includes the Broadway musical Lost in the Stars, adapted from Paton’s original novel by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill. Etienne is also a clasically trained singer.|