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SA College of Music

The South African College of Music (SACM) offers training in a range of orchestral instruments, piano, voice, African music and jazz.

The College boasts several string, wind, jazz and percussion ensembles as well as choirs, a symphony orchestra and Jazz Big Band. In addition, the SACM's Opera School annually presents a season of opera performances.

All students are required either to play in the orchestras or bands or sing in the choirs, at the discretion of the Director.

The College of Music sponsors a regular series of public concerts given by staff, students and, on occasion, other artists. There are several performing groups, which are run mainly for the benefit of the music students, but musically accomplished UCT students and staff from other faculties are also welcomed into these groups.

Students who complete diploma or degree courses at the SA College of Music are able to enter the profession of music either as teachers, singers or instrumentalists in Western classical music, jazz or African music.

The College also offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes including ethnomusicology, performance studies in classical music, African music and jazz, musicology (theory and history) and composition.

Comprehensive information about the College of Music, including the annual concert programme, is available on the SA College of Music website.

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Contact us

Tel: 021 650 2626
Fax: 021 650 2627
Sheila Taylor

Office hours:
Mon to Fri: 08:30-12:30; 13:30-16:30)

Postal address
South African College of Music
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
7701 South Africa


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