Associate Professors

Anri Herbst

BMus(Hons) UFS MMus DPhil Stell UPLM

Music Education

Anri Herbst is an Associate Professor at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town. As a DAAD scholarship holder, she studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart, researching the topic of aural training for musicians within a music psychological framework for her PhD (1993). Her research interests lie in the fields of music psychology, neuro-musicology and intercultural musicology. She is not only the Head of Music Education, but also served as Deputy Director of the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town (2005–2009). Anri Herbst acted as co-project leader with the main project leader, Prof. Meki Nzewi (University of Pretoria), in a nation-wide project to document and research the music that children in South Africa create (2004–2006). She was also involved as co-project leader with Prof. Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph in a three-year project to research the overtone singing practices of the Nqgoko women of Lady Frere from socio-cultural and acoustical perspectives (2007–2009). Anri Herbst is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the internationally ISI-accredited peer-reviewed Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa co-published by Routledge and NISC. Together with Meki Nzewi and Kofi Agawu she contributed to and edited Musical arts in Africa: theory, practice and education and produced its accompanying CD and video (Unisa Press, 2003). She also edited Emerging solutions for musical arts education in Africa (African Minds, 2005). Anri Herbst regularly reads papers at international conferences and has been serving on several executive committees and editorial boards nationally and internationally. As the Director of Resource Material and Research she played an important role in the Pan African Society of Musical Arts Education (Pasmae). From 2004 to 2009 she was a guest lecturer at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. Whenever she can, she sleeps.