Dr Matildie Thom Wium
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Music
Address
46A 118
Music
IB 36
Telephone
051 4012328
Office
Odeion 118
Information

Short CV

 

Matildie Thom Wium obtained her PhD in March 2013 from Stellenbosch University with a dissertation entitled “Contextual Readings of Analysis and Compositional Process in Selected Works by Arnold van Wyk (1916-1983)”. For this project, her promotors were Proff. Stephanus Muller (Stellenbosch), Timothy Jackson (North Texas) and Nicholas Cook (Cambridge). Her postdoctoral research includes projects on female opera singers in London in the 19th century, and on symphonic composition by colonial composers at the time of WWII. Since 2007 she has lectured music theory and musicology at the Odeion School of Music at the University of the Free State.

 

Matildie is also an accomplished singer, performing in solo and ensemble concerts. She is married to Daniël Wium, a researcher in the Department of Computer Science and Informatics, UFS.

Publications

  • Jenny Lind, Harriet Grote and Elite Music Patronage in Early Victorian London. In Journal of the Royal Musical Association 141:2, 283-302. 
  • The Place of Africa in Stefans Grové’s The Soul Bird Trio (1998). In Martina Viljoen (ed.), Musics of the Free State: Reflections on a Musical Past, Present, and Future. Musicology without Borders Series, Vol. 2. Series editor: Stanislav Tuksar. Zagreb: Croatian Musicological Society. Chapter VII, pp. 225-269. 
  • Die Bydrae van Stefans Grové se Raka tot die Raka-diskoers [The contribution of Stefans Grové’s Raka to the Raka discourse]. In Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe 53(2). 2013.
  • Hubert du Plessis (1922-2011): An appreciation. In Musicus 39(2): 5-9. 2011.
  • ‘An intertextual reading of the ‘Elegia’ from Arnold van Wyk’s Duo Concertante’. In SAMUS 30/31. 2010/11.
  • My country, my dry, forsaken country’: On exile in Arnold van Wyk’s, NP van Wyk Louw’s and Ovid’s Tristia. In Musicus 38(1). 2010.
  • Egidius as musikale interteks: manifestasies van treur in Arnold van Wyk se Tristia [translates as: Egidius as musical intertext: manifestations of sorrow in Arnold van Wyk’s Tristia]. In Tydskrif vir Nederlands en Afrikaans 16(1). 2009.
  • Arnold van Wyk se Ricordanza (1974) as musikale aandenking. [Translates as: Arnold van Wyk’s Ricordanza (1974 as a musical memoir]. In LitNet Akademies 5(2). October 2008.

Publications (Short List)


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Courses Presented

MUSD7900 This module comprises the supervised writing of a mini-thesis on a topic with a comprised research focus. The student is trained to apply research methods in the chosen field, and to demonstrate adequate knowledge of literature relevant to the subject, as well as the ability to critically evaluate his or her own work, as well as that of other authors.
MUSM2612 This module provides an overview of the music practice of the nineteenth century. Presented as a series of seminars with substantial background reading, this course leads students to interrogate the notion of Romanticism in music, and to understand important composers and works from this era within their sociocultural contexts. These include contexts such as the emancipation of the bourgeoisie, the development of concert culture, the emergence of the concept of the musical work, and nationalism in music.
MUSM3722 This module introduces students to the intellectual points of departure of critical musicology (sometimes called “new” musicology) through a series of seminars with substantial background reading covering key texts in this discipline.
MUSM6812 The purpose of this module is to direct students towards the self-study of core principles for managing postgraduate research. It incorporates an introduction to the following aspects:
• the dimensions of scholarly research
• paradigms in the Humanities
• the choice for a specific methodology
• the principles of scholarly text study
• research design
• the writing of the research hypothesis and the research proposal
• postmodern methodology – problems and possibilities
MUSS1512 This module initiates a three-semester study of the harmonic, voice leading and form practices of Western art music of the 18th and 19th centuries.
MUSS1622 This module continues a three-semester study of the harmonic, voice leading and form practices of Western art music of the 18th and 19th centuries.
MUSS2612 This module concludes a three-semester study of the harmonic, voice leading and form practices of Western art music of the 18th and 19th centuries.
MUSS3712 This module teaches techniques of 18th-century contrapuntal composition through applied study of relevant research publications as well as through style copies.
MUST8900 This module comprises the supervised writing of a dissertation on a topic with a specialist research focus. The student is trained to apply research methods in the chosen field on a more advanced level, and to demonstrate adequate knowledge of literature relevant to the subject, as well as the ability to critically evaluate his or her own work, as well as that of other authors.
MUST9100 This module comprises the supervised writing of a dissertation on a topic with a specialist research focus. The student is trained to apply research methods in the chosen field on an advanced level, and to demonstrate adequate knowledge of literature relevant to the subject, as well as the ability to critically evaluate his or her own work, as well as that of other authors. The research should represent a original contribution to the field.
SMS412 This module comprises an overview of pedagogical philosophies, teaching approaches and methods in music theory with emphasis on the different disciplines thereof.

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FACULTY CONTACT

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

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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