LWTA – Johann Van Niekerk
Lunch with the Arts: Johann Van Niekerk
South Africa and the Democracy of Song
Wednesday, September 19 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 students)
Join Centre College professor Johann Van Niekerk for an exploration of the music that characterized the time of transition from colonial power to independence and the ways in which this music has served as a tool for dialogue, humor, and reconciliation in the years since. The session will feature informal musical contributions by students from Centre College.
Johann Van Niekerk joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of music. He is an active conductor, pianist, educator, writer and collaborative artist, originally from South Africa.
He earned his DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, his M.M. from Temple University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He hails originally from the Republic of South Africa and has lived in the United States since 2009.
Thanks to our event sponsors, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc.