Objectives of the OSM New Music Initiative


  • To stimulate awareness and appreciation of contemporary art music within the OSM, Bloemfontein and South Africa in a larger context
  • To advocate, introduce and include New Music within repertoire selections of individuals and ensembles within the OSM
  • To facilitate and initiate concerts, symposia, colloquia and advocate research focusing on diverse elements of contemporary art music
  • To make information available on all aspects of contemporary composition and invest in sheet music and audio recordings by contemporary composers locally and internationally
  • To encourage the development of South African composers works and commission at least one new work by a South African composer on a yearly basis
  • To collaborate closely with organisations like New Music SA, SAMRO and DOMUS advocating and facilitating the patronage of contemporary music in South Africa


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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