Former graduates

Former Graduates of Africa Open Institute since 2016

March 2017

December 2017

  • PhD’s:
    • Claudia Jansen van Rensburg, Perspectives on musical strategies of settlement and migration: four case studies from the Western Cape, South Africa’, supervisors: Prof Stephanus Muller & Dr Thomas Cousins.
    • Marc Röntsch, ‘ An Anthology of Existence: Explorations into the Life and Works of Christopher Langford James (1952 – 2008)’, supervisor: Prof Stephanus Muller.
    • Jackie Bullindah, ‘Creative processes in generating theatrical music for plays in Kenya’, supervisors: Prof Stephanus Muller & Prof Emily Akuno (The Co-operative University of Kenya).

March 2018

  • Master’s:
    • Oladele Ayorinde, ‘Dizu Plaatjies and the Amampondo: Music, Agency and Social Transformation’,, supervisor: Prof Stephanus Muller.
    • Nduduzo Makhathini, ‘Encountering Bheki Mseleku: a Biographical-analytical consideration of his life and music’,, supervisors: Dr Stephanie Vos, Dr Jonathan Eato (University of York) & Prof Stephanus Muller.
    • Kyle Shepherd, Interrogating the own: a practise-based, auto-ethnographic reflection on musical creation with reference to the work of Abdullah Ibrahim, Zim Ngqawana and Kyle Shepherd,, supervisors: Dr Stephanie Vos, Dr Jonathan Eato (University of York) & Prof Stephanus Muller.




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