SASMT Cafe Talks


In the latest Cafe Talk, Liezel Noah’s presentation is all about Find your Rhythm.
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Click on the link below to view the latest presentation on The Exploration of the Institutionalisation of the practical singing syllabi of contemporary commercial music (CCM) – A south African Study.

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The Zoom recording of the SASMT Gqeberha Centre’s Cafe Talk on “Music Exams”. This talk, presented by Mr Reynier Strydom, explored the history, philosophy, and the “nuts and bolts” practicalities of music examinations. It created an awareness of the pitfalls of the exam system and presented strategies for getting the most out of the system. The third aspect dealt with the practical matters of exam preparation.

Reynier Strydom’s musical career began as principal trumpet of the Durban Symphony Orchestra and later, as a member of Capab’s Opera/Ballet Orchestra in Cape Town. Moving to Port Elizabeth (now known as Gqeberha), he succeeded Robert Selley as Head of Music at Grey High School. He occupied this position for the next seventeen years. During this time he was an active member of the SASMT, serving several terms as branch chairman of the P.E. branch, member of the National Standing Committee and chairman of the Orchestral Course Committee. Following his official retirement, he founded the P.E. Music Conservatoire and developed bands at Collegiate Junior and Herbert Hurd Primary schools.