Conservatory study

The NWU School of Music offers practical music instruction through the Conservatory to anyone who is interested, from school learners to retirees. Previous experience is not required, although preference will be given to advanced learners. Beginners may be allocated to senior music students.

New applicants must audition and/or pass an aptitude test to be considered for admission. Applicants who have passed the audition and/or aptitude test are provisionally accepted to the Conservatory for one year. Conservatory students may participate in the annual bursary competition, as well as student concerts, on approval by the lecturer.

Please download and read the Guide for Conservatory music lessons: application, selection & admission (PDF) carefully for full information on the requirements and procedures for application, selection and admission to Conservatory study.

Deadline for applications

  • For the 1st semester 2021 — 17 March 2021
  • For the 2nd semester 2021 — 29 July 2021


Apply online before the closing date.


For further information, please contact Ms Christelle Engelbrecht, tel. +27 18 299-4430 /