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Registration and Orientation 2021
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 - 15:15

Due to the COVID pandemic, curriculum advice, registration and orientation will take place remotely, on UCT’s learning management platform VULA.

Music Applications and Auditions
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 - 11:00

All applicants who would like to study music at the South African College of Music in any of our under- or postgraduate programmes must play or sing an audition.

Registration (postgraduate)
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 - 15:45

Postgraduate registration at the SACM takes place from 5 to 7 February 2014. 

Winter Term Course in Historically Informed Performance
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 - 15:45

Every year in the so-called winter term (June/July) a course in Historically Informed Performance is offered to 4th year BMus students and occasional students from outside UCT. Several concerts by students and lecturers take place during the course. For information about the 2014 course and reports on previous courses click here.


A schedule of this year's HIP concerts may be found here.

George Stevens appointed as lecturer in vocal studies at the South African College of Music
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 - 10:30

On February 1 George Stevens was appointed lecturer in vocal studies at the South African College of Music.

Amplifying the voices of women struggle heroes
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 15:00

A researcher at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) College of Music and UCT Libraries Special Collections have joined forces to build a rare collection of filmed oral testimonies, music and personal documents by former female political prisoners and prison guards. 

Kirby Collection 2020 Guest Curator Programme
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - 11:00

The 24th October marks the death of Samuele Makoanyane in 1944. He was born in 1909. Steven Sack, as the Guest Curator of the Kirby Collection at SACM, will lead a research project into the productive but short life of this great sculptor from Lesotho. Watch this space for future developments.

Teaching and Research Collaboration with Hochschule “Franz Liszt”, Weimar
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 - 09:30

A three-year project aims to initiate a revision of how we look at the history of Western music in South Africa.

Jo Kunnuji speaks about Avale
Mon, 29 Apr 2019 - 09:30

Listen to PhD candidate Jo Kunnuji presenting his research, the music he investigates and new music emanating from his research.

Professor Veit Erlmann to teach at UCT
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 - 12:30

Veit Erlmann of the University of Texas at Austin will be teaching this semester at the SACM as a Fulbright Scholar. He will be teaching an undergraduate course on the “Music of South Africa” and a postgraduate course on the “Creative Industries in Africa.”

SACM Strubenholm
Free Daytime Concerts presented by the SACM
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 - 17:45

Free lunchtime concerts presented by students and staff of the SACM take place in the Baxter Concert Hall or the Chisholm Recital Room at the SA College of Music every Thursday during term time. The concerts commence at 13h05 and fit neatly into 40 minutes.

Members of the public are invited to attend these concerts.