NAME: DESMOND DESAI
QUALIFICATIONS: B.Sc.(UCT); B.Sc.(Hons)(UWC);
B. Mus.(Mus. Lib.) (UCT); M.Mus.(Mus. Ed.) (UCT);
H.D.L.S.(SA); H.E.D.(SA); L.T.C.L.
IDENTITY NUMBER: firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE OF BIRTH: 29 October 1952
PROFESSION: MUSICOLOGIST; EDUCATOR (Mathematics);
MEMBER: DMD EDU-HOME CC
Reg. No.: 2003/027205/23
ADDRESS: 79 Avery Road
Telefax: (021) 913-1438
Cell: 084 - 4499 - 595
Marital Status: Married : 8 February 1975 in George
Place of Birth: Riversdale
Spouse: Zalda L. Desai, B.A.; H.E.D.(SA)
Senior Educator, Athlone High School, Athlone
Children: Nirdev Age: 35 years M.Sc. (Archaeology) (UCT)
B.Com. (Hons) (UCT)
Risk Manager: OLD MUTUAL
Pravin Age: 30 years B.Compt. Authorized Financial Services
Dinesh-Desmond Age: 25 years B.Com. (Man Acc) (STELL)
Dip Management Accounting (CIMA)
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION (CSC)
Dezre Age: 23 years B.A. (Socio-Informatics) (STELL)
Post-Grad Dip. in Management (Inf. Systems and Bus. Analysis)(UCT)
Business Analyst: OLD MUTUAL
1958: Primary schooling commenced
1967: Junior Certificate: Schoonspruit High, Malmesbury
1969: Senior Certificate: Schoonspruit High; First Class with
distinctions in Mathematics, Commercial Arithmetic
1970: Studies commenced at UCT with several scholarships, including
Ernest Oppenheimer Scholarship.
1973: B.Sc. in Mathematics from UCT
1974: B.Sc.(Hons) in Mathematics from UWC
1976: H.D.L.S. from UNISA
June 1977: B.Mus. from UCT
1978: H.E.D from UNISA
1983: B.Ed. from UNISA
1983: M.Mus. from UCT
April 1994: Ph.D. from University of Natal (Durban)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AT SCHOOL:
1958 - Several public performances in drama, choirs and piano
1967: 1st in SA at Junior Certificate level
1968: Represented school at Leadership Conference, Athlone
1969: 3rd in SA at Senior Certificate level
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AT UNIVERSITY:
1973: Class Medallist, Music II, UCT
1974: German Prize, Best Student, UWC
Read papers 1984, 1986(Australia), 1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001-2006 Several Scholarships: Oppenheimer, Jardine, Kirby, CSIR, HSRC
CAREER: 1975: Teacher at George High: Mathematics, Music, Accounting
1976: Teacher at Bellville South High: Mathematics, Music, Accounting
Part-time Educator: Alexander Sinton and Hewat College of Education:
1977-1996: Lecturer at Hewat College of Education: Mathematics
1997-Jan 1998: Lecturer and Act. Maths head at Cape Town College of Education: Mathematics
May - 31 Dec 2004: Mathematics Educator Grades 9 & 11.
Princeton High School, Mitchell's Plain
Jan 2005 - present: Lecturer in Quantitative Skills: University
of the Western Cape, Faculty of Economic Management
1973 - present: Private music educator: Singing, Piano, Theory for various
grades of University of South Africa, Trinity College and Royals Schools
of Music examinations.
1971: Sang leading roles in Opera with Eoan Group (in 'La Traviata' and
'Rigoletto'), Alambra Theatre, Cape Town
1976: Obtained Licentiate in Singing from Trinity
1981-present: Adjudicator: Cape Malay Music Competitions,
Gospel Music, Christmas Bands, Black School Choirs
1975-76, 1980, 1995: Formed Mixed School Choirs and Hewat Male and Mixed
1983-84: Sub-Examiner in SC Mathematics (Higher Grade)
1984-85: Studied URDU under Ustaad M. Rawoot
1985: Guest Speaker at ANZAAS Conference in Australia
1995: Guest Speaker at National Arts Coalition Conference, CT; Workshop
member of WESTAG: Music; Elected to Muizenberg High Board of
1985, 2003/4: Interviews on: SABC (1985)
VOC (Voice of the Cape) (2003, 7 Dec 2004)
2004: TIMR Workshop on Writing organised by
Prof. C. Lucia, University of the Witwatersrand, JHB, 22-23 September.
2005: Compiled Course Reader for the UWC course QSF 101
2006: Author of several course material in Mathematics, ICG.
Nov 2006: Presenter (Indian/Cape Music), WCED Music
PUBLICATIONS: Several Papers in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music
Education and Cultural History and Afrikaans
Business Mathematics: Identify and Work with Simple Forms of Complex Numbers: ICG, 2006
DISSERTATIONS, THESES & RESEARCH PAPERS:
1983 An Investigation into the Influence of the 'Cape Malay'
Child's Cultural Heritage upon his Taste in Appreciating Music;
An Proposed Adaptation of South African Music Curricula to
Reflect an application of 'Cape Malay' Music therein.
M.Mus. Dissertation, University of Cape Town.
1984 'Cape Malay' Music. Paper Read at the 5th Symposium on
Ethnomusicology, University of Cape Town.
1985 The Ratiep Art Form Paper Read at the 9th National Conference
of the Musicological Society of Australia, Monash University.
1986 Islamic Music in South Africa: An Investigation into
Cape Muslim and Indian Muslim Musical Practices, both
past and present. University of Cape Town.
1987 The Educational Significance of 'Cape Malay' Music.
Paper read at the Music Educators' Conference, University of
1988 Die Kaapse Maleier: Religieuse of Etniese Groep? In
Kutuurhistorikus, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch.
1993 The Musical Context of the Ratiep Performance.
Paper read at the 11th Symposium on Ethnomusicology,
Natal University, Durban.
1993 The Ratiep Art Form of South African Muslims
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Natal.
1996 The West Sumatran Dabuih and the South African Ratiep. Paper read
at the 14th Symposium on Ethnomusicology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
1997 The Sama': Its Nature, Purpose and Function Paper read at the 15th
Symposium on Ethnomusicology, University of Cape Town.
2001 Pitch Schemata with reference to Multicultural Southern
Africa; Tone Deafness: Some Educational Implications. Paper
read at the 28th Annual Congress of the Musicological Society of Southern
Africa, University of Pretoria.
2002 Pseudo-Cognitive Cultural Constraints within Musical
Analyses with particular reference to (South African) Islamic
Music. Paper read at the 29th Annual Congress of the Musicological Society of
Southern Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria.
2002 In Support of the Viewpoint of Achmat Davids on the Partial Origins of
the Art of the Karienkel-singer in the Nederlandslied. Article submitted for
publication. Cape Town.
2003 The Dichotomy between Traditional and Popular with reference to the Ratiep Art Form and the Nederlandslied, and respectively Qasidahs / Na’at and Moppies / Ghommaliedjies. Paper read at the 30th Annual Congress of the Musicological Society of Southern Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
2003 Kaapse Musiek. Article requested by Prof Vic Webb, University of Pretoria, for placing on website for Afrikaans.
2004 Performance Adjustment Requirements in Musico-Stylistic Conservation Strategies for the Cape Malay Nederlandslied. Paper read at the 31st Annual Congress
of the Musicological Society of Southern Africa, University of the Stellenbosch.
2004 The Dabus/Ratiep: Cape Malay Roots on the Ternate islands. Paper presented at the Symposium on Ethnomusicology, Grahamstown.
2005 The Nederlandslied: The Adjudicator’s Nightmare!? Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Congress of the Musicological Society of Southern Africa, University of Cape Town.
2008 The Eoan Group: A Fading Gem?! Privately commissioned by Prof. Beverley Parker, former Head: Dept
of Music: University of Natal.
LATEST RESEARCH PROPOSALS: OCTOBER 2007
A comparison between auditory and general musical perception; with a
specific view to the more effective treatment of deficiencies in musical
perception, memory and production of Tone Deaf persons.
Commonality and differences in religious cantillation: a preliminary
investigation into mainly Jewish and Muslim cantillation.
Can one teach students to think? Research into the Teaching of Mathematical
Thinking Skills relevant to Quantitative Skills Courses to Students in the
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western
RESEARCH INTERESTS /AREAS / FUTURE PUBLICATIONS:
History of the Music in the Cape: c. 1500 - present
Moravian Church Music
Afrikaans/Dutch Church Music and Cape Malay Music
Music of the Khoi/Slaves
Music of Kanaldorp (District Six)
Krismiskore and the The SA Salvation Army
Islamic Music in Africa/Asia
The Second Rise of Coon: 1994 - present
Git, Na'at, Ghazals and Qawalli
Induced Stress and Anxiety in Mathematics Teaching
Long-Term Memory Deficit in Mathematics Learning
Problem Diagnostics in Mathematics and its Remedies
‘Cape Malay’ Music in Education: The Origins of Karienkel-singing
Shangaan Traditional Music
Afrikaans/Cape Malay/Cape/Cape Muslim/Islamic influences in the Music of Abdullah Ibrahim
The Eoan and the two Josephs
Joseph Manca: Composer, Conductor, and Cultural Leader
Joseph Manca and Abeedah Parker
Cape Town Opera and Cape Malay Music : Manca and Du Plessis
MEMBERSHIPS: Association of Mathematics Education in South Africa (AMESA)
Musicological Society of Southern Africa (MSSA)
REFEREES: Contact: email@example.com
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