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Jonathan Crossley

Jonathan Crossley

Lecturer

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.

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Room 307, Third Floor, WSOA Building
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4670
EmailJonathan.Crossley@wits.ac.za

Lindelwa Dalamba

Dr Lindelwa Dalamba

Lecturer

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.

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Room 127, First Floor, WSOA Building
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4666
EmailLindelwa.Dalamba@wits.ac.za

Marian Friedman

Marian Friedman

Lecturer

Marian Friedman is a pianist and Principal Tutor (Senior Lecturer) in the Wits School of Arts, and is coordinator of undergraduate performance studies.

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Room 304, Third Floor, WSOA Building.
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4669
EmailMarian.Friedman@wits.ac.za

Cameron Harris

Dr Cameron Harris

Lecturer

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.

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Room 128, First Floor, WSoA Building Telephone+27 (11) 717 4619 EmailCameron.Harris@wits.ac.za

Susan Harrop-Allin

Dr Susan Harrop-Allin

Lecturer

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.

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Room 122A, First Floor, WSOA Building
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4608
Emailsusan.harrop-allin@wits.ac.za

Marie Jorritsma

Dr Marie Jorritsma

Senior Lecturer

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.

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Room 224, Second Floor, WSOA Building.
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4663
EmailMarie.Jorritsma@wits.ac.za

Andile Khumalo

Dr Andile Khumalo

Lecturer

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.

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Room 132, First Floor, WSOA Building
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4742
EmailAndile.Khumalo@wits.ac.za

Helen Le Roux

Divisional Secretary – Music

Helen Le Roux  assists the Head of the Music Division. She is also the divisional secretary for Digital Arts.

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Room 223, Second Floor, WSOA Building.

Telephone+27 (11) 717 4663 EmailHelen.LeRoux@wits.ac.za

Chris Letcher

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.

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Room 306, Third Floor, WSOA Building
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4662
EmailChristopher.Letcher@wits.ac.za

Carlo Mombelli

Dr Carlo Mombelli

Senior Lecturer

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.

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Room 302, Third Floor, WSOA Building
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4664
Emailcmombelli@mweb.co.za

Malcolm Nay

Prof Malcolm Nay

Associate Professor

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.

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Room 305, Third Floor, WSOA Building Telephone+27 (11) 717 4668 EmailMalcolm.Nay@wits.ac.za

Grant Olwage

Dr Grant Olwage

Senior Lecturer

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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Room 124, First Floor, WSOA Building
Telephone: +27 (11) 717 4655
EmailGrant.Olwage@wits.ac.za

Andre Petersen

Andre Petersen

Lecturer

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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Room 122, First Floor, WSOA Building.
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4665 
EmailAndre.Petersen@wits.ac.za

Donato Summa

Dr Donato Somma

Lecturer

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.

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Room 126, First Floor, WSOA Building. Telephone+27 (11) 717 4616 EmailDonato.Somma@wits.ac.za

Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph

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.

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Room 125, First Floor, WSOA Building.
Telephone+27 (11) 717 4665 
EmailJeanne.Zaidel-Rudolph@wits.ac.za

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