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NWU School of Music & Conservatory is a prominent and highly-regarded institution for tertiary music study in South Africa. This website contains comprehensive information on who we are, what we do, and what we can offer to the dedicated music student.


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» If you've completed a BA degree in Music, you could enhance your knowledge and improve your skills with our full-/part-time study programme for the Honours BA degree in Music. Applications for next year close on 30 September 2022.

» Applications for the MANSH-NWU International Piano Competition close on 31 October 2022.

» Proposals for the 16th Cultural Diversity in Music Education Conference close on 31 January 2023.

» Thinking about studying music? Then you should definitely sign up to our mailing list for prospective students.




» Tue 20 Sep • 18:30 ~ SA New Music Concert

» Tue 27 Sep • 18:30 ~ Piano and Friends

» Tue 18 Oct • 18:30 ~ Paganini to Piazzolla 2.0

» Tue 25 Oct • 18:30 ~ Bursary Winners' Concert

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