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Full-Time Staff


Professor and Director:

Rebekka Sandmeier, BA(Hons) PhD Trinity College Dublin, Habilitation Münster, LRSM - Director

Emeritus Professors:

James May

Peter Klatzow, DMus Cape Town - Composition 

Emeritus Associate Professors:

Brad Liebl, MM DMA Cincinnati - Vocal Studies

Albie van Schalkwyk, BMus Cape Town, PDM LRAM (Accompanying) VPLM UNISA, PhD UFS - Piano and Chamber Music


Hendrik Hofmeyr, MMus DMus Cape Town, State Diplomas Florence (Piano, Conducting),Bologna (Composition) - Music Theory and Composition

Franklin Larey, BA(Mus) STD UWC, MMus Artist Diploma DMA Cincinnati, LRSM LTCL - Piano

Michael Rossi, MM DMA New England Conservatory of Music - Jazz Studies

Associate Professors:

Farida Bacharova BMus Gnesin Music College Moscow, MMus Moscow Conservatory - Head of Strings

Morné Bezuidenhout, DMus (Musicology) Unisa, LTCL - Musicology

Sylvia Bruinders, MA Wesleyan University, PhD Illinois - Ethnomusicology, Head of African Music and Postgraduate Studies

Michael Campbell, BMus (Jazz Studies) North Texas, MMus DMus Cape Town - Head of Jazz Studies

Virginia Davids, PLM Stell - Vocal Studies

François du Toit, BMus(Hons) Cape Town, ATCL LTCL FTCL UPLM, SolistenklassendiplomHannover - Piano, Head of Practical Studies

Sidwell Hartman - Vocal Studies

Anri Herbst, BMus(Hons) UFS, MMus DPhil Stell, UPLM - Music Education

Andrew Lilley, BAS PhD Cape Town, Diploma Music Synthesis Berklee - Jazz Studies

Dizu Plaatjies BMus MMus Cape Town - African Music Performance

Martin Watt, BMus, BMus(Hons) MMus Cape Town, Dip.RAM London, DMus Pretoria - Music Theory and Composition

Senior Lecturers:

Darryl Andrews, BMus(Hons) Cape Town - Jazz Studies

Theo Herbst, BMus Stell, MMus KZN, künstlerische Abschlußprüfung (Composition) Stuttgart - Music Technology

Michael Nixon, MA Wesleyan University - Curator, Kirby Collection

Becky Steltzner, MMus (Performance) Southern California - Head of Woodwind Studies and Chamber Music, and Undergraduate Studies

George Stevens, PGDip Cape Town - Acting Director, UCT Opera School

Amanda Tiffin, MMus Cape Town - Jazz Vocals

Patrick Tikolo, PDO Cape Town, Graduate Artist Certificate MMus Southern Methodist University - Head of Vocal Studies 


James Grace, BMus(Hons) Royal College of Music - Classical Guitar 

William Haubrich, BMus Southern California - Head of Brass

Jason Reolon, BMus Cape Town - Jazz Piano