Jonathan Crossley is a multi-faceted guitarist equally at home in a wide variety of styles ranging from jazz to classical music, as well as rock and electronica.
Dr Lindelwa Dalamba
Lindelwa Dalamba’s research interests centre in South African jazz and jazz-influenced popular music styles, exile, memory, music historiography and the place of music in South African literature.
Dr Cameron Harris
Cameron Harris is a composer and coordinates the first- and second-year Music Literacies and Skills courses, and teaches music theory and a fourth-year module on electro-acoustic composition.
Dr Susan Harrop-Allin
Dr Susan Harrop-Allin is an experienced teacher-educator, pianist and project manager. She is the coordinator of Community Music courses at Wits and chairs the Teaching and Learning committee of the Wits School of Arts.
Dr Marie Jorritsma
Marie Jorritsma received her doctorate in ethnomusicology from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches on the WSOA first year Film, Visual and Performing Arts course and at third- and fourth-year level in the BMus Music in History and Society courses. She coordinates postgraduate studies in Music.
Dr Andile Khumalo
Andile Khumalo is a composer and theorist whose area of interest covers 20th and 21st century music. His music has been performed and presented in different festivals around the world.
Dr Chris Letcher
Head of Music
Chris Letcher is a screen composer and songwriter, and a senior lecture at Wits Music. His research interests include an interest in practice and theory in relation to composing music for the moving image, and issues of representation in screen music.
Dr Carlo Mombelli
Carlo Mombelli has been a professional musician for 35 years, performing and teaching around the world. His courses in jazz studies, theory & analysis and improvisation are fused with stories and inspirations on artistry, technique and what it means to be an original musician.
Prof Malcolm Nay
Malcolm Nay is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber pianists and accompanists in South Africa. Malcolm Nay is currently an Associate Professor in Music in the Wits School of Arts, and is coordinator of postgraduate performance studies.
Dr Grant Olwage
Grant coordinates Wits Music’s postgraduate degrees and teaches primarily in the area of music history. His interests traverse the gamut of western art music, South African music, popular music and film music, though his focus is on musics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
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Andre Petersen is an award-winning South African pianist and composer, and teaches jazz piano and theory at Wits Music. He has worked with some of South Africa’s leading musicians, including Winston Mankunku, Feya Faku, Robbie Jansen, Errol Dyers, Makaya Nshotko and many others.
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Dr Donato Somma
Donato Somma teaches in Music’s academic courses at various levels as well as on the first-year core course Film, Visual and Performing Arts. Teaching and research areas include issues of music and identity and the voice. Donato is also the student liaison for the Music Division.
Prof Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph
Emeritus and Honorary Professor
Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph is a renowned South African composer, pianist and teacher. She has composed over 70 commissioned works, which have been broadcast and performed around the world. She retired in 2013 but remains involved with Wits Music as an Honorary Research Professor.