Discipline of Music

Discipline of Music

Ayanda Mpama
BA Music & Drama Performance (2005)

"We should not only be creating, we also have to look at the way we live"

Ms Thabile Buthelezi
MA (Applied Ethnomusicology)

The first South African student to receive the prestigious Choreomundus: International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage Scholarship. Choreomundus is an Erasmus Mundus programme that investigates dance and other movement systems (ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre) as intangible cultural heritage
Thulile Zama
BA Music (2007)

“Thulile Zama keeps the fires burning at Africa’s oldest Jazz Centre”

Prof. Chatradari Devroop

Head of the Discipline

Welcome Message from the Head of the Discipline

Welcome to the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Discipline of Music website. Here you will find a vibrant community of staff members who are active musicians and scholars. Their commitment to mentoring students in the multifaceted art of music-making (including performance, theory, aural, history and technology) ensures that students can mature into musicians capable of performing, composing and producing research at the highest levels. Our discipline boasts a state of the art electro-acoustic studio and a well-stocked library. Feel free to contact us for detailed information about our course offerings at undergraduate and post graduate levels.  

Top Stories

See https://www.iol.co.za/entertainment/music/local/composers-to-compete-for-samro-scholarships-16093955 for more details.
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UKZN African Music and Dance alumnus, Ms Thabile Buthelezi, is hosting a series of monthly dialogues and round table discussions...
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Nine students from the College of Humanities are proud recipients of the 2018 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Bursaries...
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UKZN staffer and vocalist, Ms Thulile Zama, recently performed A Tribute to Mama Africa in KwaMashu, Durban, in association with Concert SA,...
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KwaZulu-Natal born songstress and UKZN alumnus, Ms Zethembiso “Zethe” Mdletshe, who shot to fame after winning the grand prize on...
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Prolific pianist, composer and UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be performing at The State Theatre on Friday...
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Upcoming Events

5:30 pm Jim Gorrisen and friends (Nether...
Jim Gorrisen and friends (Nether...
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Line up: Jim Gorrisen (guitar), Guest singer Shomon Daniel, Llewyn Chetty (Bass), Brenton Govender (Percussion), Jim Gorissen (Guitar).
5:30 pm [TWOSDAY] Jokes n Jazz VI show
[TWOSDAY] Jokes n Jazz VI show
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Host: Troy Tesla Comedians: Musicians: Headliner: Meshantan Naidoo (Durban), Kagiso ‘KG’ Mokgadi (Cape Town), Long John (Zim). Host: Troy Tesla.
5:30 pm Drum Showcase
Drum Showcase
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
R80 for general admission // R50 pensioners // R25 for students.  Cash Bar available.