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Dr Jeffrey Brukman

Dr Jeffrey Brukman [BMus, BMus Hons, MMus, DMus (UNISA), UTLM, UPLM, UALM (UNISA), LTCL, ATCL] is a Senior Lecturer in music theory.

A graduate of the University of South Africa, Dr Jeffrey Brukman’s Doctorate in Musicology deals with the life and music of South African composer, Cromwell Everson. From the same university he obtained the degrees BMus, HonsBMus and MMus all with distinction and upon completion of his Honours degree was recipient of the UNISA Senate Medal. An academic Dr Brukman has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal for the Musical Arts in Africa, SAMUS, Musicus, Theoria (University of North Texas) and ex tempore (Massachusetts, United States of America). 

In the field of practical musicianship Dr Brukman holds five licentiates for piano teaching, solo performance, and accompanying (UNISA and Trinity College of Music, London). A vastly experienced accompanist he has toured with the NAPAC Opera Company and served as répétiteur and chorus rehearsal pianist, broadcast over the SABC, appeared as official accompanist for numerous national competitions, and performed in recital with Magda de Vries, Gwyneth Lloyd and Colleen Philp. Dr Brukman has accompanied countless examinations – including advanced degree public examinations – for students studying at UCT, Stellenbosch and Rhodes Universities. His pianistic skills were honed during a period of postgraduate study with Helena van Heerden.  

Currently Senior Lecturer in Music Theory at Rhodes University, Dr Brukman served as Head of the Music Department for an extended period of time. In demand as an external examiner for numerous South African universities, Dr Brukman is also an examiner for practical examinations offered by UNISA’s Directorate Music. An experienced adjudicator Dr Brukman has served on many adjudication panels including the South African Scholarship Competition (UNISA), sat as jury chair for the SAMRO-Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition (2012), and headed the panel of adjudicators for the ATKV Muziq competition (2014).  

Active as a member of the South African Society of Music Teachers, Dr Brukman is currently a Director of the SASMT and has completed a term as National President (2012/2013).  At the moment he is an executive committee member for the South African Society for Research in Music, conducts curriculum reviews for Southern African university music departments, and serves on the UNISA Committee for Music Examinations.

Prior to his career in tertiary education, Dr Brukman taught music in schools for twenty two years. He is married to Gisela and they have twin daughters.

Last Modified: Wed, 10 May 2017 16:14:44 SAST