• The Stellenbosch Conservatoire Building.

  • The interior of the Endler Concert Hall during a recent performance.

  • The Endler Concert Hall.

  • The first Conservatoire Building in 1905.

Welcome to the Stellenbosch University Department of Music and Conservatoire

Founded in 1905

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Courses Offered

NON-DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Higher Certificate in Music
Diploma in Practical Music
Advanced Diploma in Practical Music


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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

BA Programme in Music (General)
BA Programme in Music (Music Technology)
Bachelor of Music


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POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

M.Mus
MPhil in Music Technology
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PART TIME PRACTICAL TUITION

Part-time practical music study is offered to scholars, students from other faculties or anyone else interested in extra-mural music training.

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About the Conservatoire

The Conservatoire was founded in 1905 by Prof. LW Jannasch, Hans Endler, Mr Armin Schniter, Miss Nancy de Villiers and Mrs F von Willich. It was known as the South African Conservatorium of Music and was situated in Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch.

Initially the Conservatoire was run as a private institution until Prof Hans Endler sold it to the Stellenbosch University in 1934. Thus, a music department was introduced into the Faculty of Arts at the University. During the period 1934 - 1937 the Conservatoire was under the direct management of the Stellenbosch University Administration.  The new Conservatoire building was completed in 1978. This ultra modern building with its exceptional acoustical qualities was designed by Colyn and Meiring.

The building can accommodate approximately 140 fulltime under-graduate students over and above many post-graduate and part-time students. With many concerts and recitals, the Konservatorium and in particular the Endler Hall, play a very important role in the cultural life of Stellenbosch.

Past Directors

Professor L.W. Jannasch 1905 - 1920

Professor Hans Endler 1921 - 1934

Professor Maria Fismer 1938 - 1951

Professor George van der Spuy 1952 - 1960

Professor Richard Behrens 1961 - 1988

Professor Reino Ottermann 1988 - 1998

Professor Hans Roosenschoon 1998 - 2006