University of The Free State Music Department

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University of The Free State Music Department

University of The Free State Music Department, The Odeion School of Music offers a comprehensive programme of quality teaching, training and research in both the artistic and academic spheres with a view to deliver well rounded professional musicians, educators and researchers.

Our staff comprises a group of highly competent and experienced specialists in the fields of performance, teaching, and research, as well as an administrative component of well-qualified support personnel in academic, general, and concert administration.

Our academic programme comprises both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, while specialised focus areas include historically informed performance practice, Schenkerian analysis, and cultural musicology. A wide spectrum of instrumental and vocal tuition is offered, coupled with the availability of several performance and training ensembles. These include the following:

  • Free State Symphony Orchestra,
  • Free State Youth Orchestra,
  • Odeion String Quartet (the only residential university string quartet in South Africa),
  • Junior Odeion String Quartet,
  • Odeion Sinfonia (a student string ensemble),
  • Odeion School of Music Camerata,
  • Odeion Choir

Undergraduate Courses

The Odeion School of Music offers the following undergraduate qualifications:

BMus (4 year)

The following specialization areas are possible:

  • Performance Studies (Instrumental, Vocal or Conducting)
  • Research
  • Composition and Arrangement
  • Music Technology
  • Music Education

BAMus (3 year)

*Admission to these undergraduate programmes is subject to selection processes as set out in the programme information. Please visit the “Auditions for admission” division on the webpage.

Postgraduate Courses

BAMusHons

The following specialisation areas are possible:

  • Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Music Education
  • Performing Art
  • Choral Directing

MMus

PhD (Music)

*Admission to these postgraduate programmes is subject to selection processes as set out in the programme information. For further information regarding selection for these programmes please contact Prof Martina Viljoen (viljoenm@ufs.ac.za)

Address:

Odeion School of Music
Internal Box 36
Faculty of the Humanities
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300
South Africa

T: +27 51 401 2810
F: +27 51 444 5830
E: OSM@ufs.ac.za