The Nelson Mandela University Music and Performing Arts Department provides learners with individual attention from highly-skilled staff and offers a wide variety of courses, from Western classical music to jazz to music technology. A full range of instruments is taught.

The foundation programmes are designed for the adult beginner who has had no formal training in music.



Dr Rudi Bower -  HOD









"Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend."
-- Ludwig van Beethoven, quoted by Bettina von Arnin, letter to Goethe, 1810