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These young musicians, Caryn Pretorius (First Row), Hayley Uithaler, Chadley Johnson, Simbulele Deli (Second Row), Tiago Vital and Dylan Barker (Third Row) all from the Music Department of Mandela University took part in the South African National Youth Orchestra auditions that place in March 2018. The young musicians were chosen to take part in the South African National Youth Orchestra Immersion Experience with the Grammy Award winning Minnesota Orchestra in Johannesburg from the 14th to 18 August.

The South African Youth Orchestra consists of only 35 people aged 13 to 25 years old; the musicians are all musicians from all around South Africa. The four young musicians will be leaving for Johannesburg on the 13 of August and will be having side-by-side rehearsals with the Minnesota Orchestra and Grammy award-winning conductor, Osmo Vanska.

The department is so very proud of these students.