Welcome to the Department of Music
The Conservatoire was founded in 1905 by proff 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.
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|Prof LW Jannasch
|Prof Hans Endler
|Prof Maria Fismer
|Prof George vd Spuy
|Prof Richard Behrens
|Prof Reino Ottermann
|Prof Hans Roosenschoon
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