is the Music Technology Section of the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town.


strives to push the boundaries of musical expression and learning through the integration and utilization of technologies.


pursues diverse challenges, from concert hall classical recordings to avant-garde technology-infused fringe compositions - and everything in between.


aims to inspire and learn from current and future generations of musical innovators and creators.


not only embraces the present - it wants to contribute to shaping the future.

Student Recordings and Productions

September 21, 2017

When Andrew Bailey, project manager at UCT's Research Contracts and Innovation servicesDepartment (RC&I), contacted the South African College of Music’s (SACM) Senior Lecturer Theo Herbst to ask if he was interested in collaborating on a project to develop a music tran...

November 18, 2014



The South African College of Music (SACM) at UCT has produced five of the new Microsoft Lumia 535 ringtones as part of the Microsoft Sounds of the World project, which has been creating ringtones from regions around the world.

The project, championed by principal...

June 14, 2013

"Musically dynamic and refined."

This is how audio production giant Avid described the sound of Break & Fall, a song written and performed by two UCT music students and which won a prestigious international competition,- beating out close to 5 000 other pop hopefuls fro...

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Street address:
Theo Herbst, University of Cape Town, South African College of Music, Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa
Postal address:
Theo Herbst, University of Cape Town, South African College of Music, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

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Meryl van Noie

- Part-time Lecturer Between 2001 and 2009, Meryl (BMus, MMUs UCT) managed the SoundHouse, an outreach project housed in the Baxter Theatre Complex. Its transformation into a non-profit NGO, saw her become its Creative Director. In 2013 Meryl accepted a position as Music Technology Laboratory Officer at UCT's SACM. Over the past two decades Meryl has worked on a variety of creative projects. She remains an active composer, pianist and ‘technologist’, eager to experiment.