The Odeion School of Music’s strategy of striving towards uncompromising excellence and internationalisation is underpinned by a policy of pro-active innovation.

The A-List scholarship programme where the OSM hand-picked excellent matriculants and post graduate students on a national level forms part of an integral part of this strategy.

In this context the OSM found it strategically fit to establish a new flagship chamber ensemble – the OSM Camerata - to kindle and forge the talents of exceptionally gifted musicians and strive towards the highest artistic standards possible. Another objective was being to introduce students and audiences alike to exceptional repertoire from diverse style periods not often heard on South African stages.

Apart from the competencies related to musicianship, serious thought are given to the roles of the professional orchestral player for example to those of concert master, assistant concertmaster and principle player to name but a few.

Special attention will be given to the use of dynamic international young conductors both internationally and locally. In context of the long term strategy of the OSM to erect an extended orchestra conducting chair the ensemble and visiting conductors will be instrumental to facilitate the conducting modules and expose students to the state of the art knowledge with regard to conducting technique ,repertoire, rehearsal schedules programming and the application of progressive teaching methodologies.

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

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

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

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