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Sivuyile “Scott” Msizi

Music Teacher

Sivuyile hails from Port Elizabeth and is a musician, composer, instrumentalist and choreographer. Through the development of his personal creative artistry, he has a strong passion to instill and develop these skills within communities and young minds. He believes that the arts serve as a vast spectrum that allows for great exploration and is a platform in which communities can be brought together.

Sivuyile currently holds a National Diploma in Music Education from the Nelson Mandela University and he specializes in the teaching of drums, piano, voice, guitar and bass guitar. Since graduating he has worked for the Nelson Mandela University Choir as a composer and drummer, the Masifunde Changemaker Academy where he worked as composer, musical director and choreographer for the musicals So What Sara Fina and Bhuti is the Beast which were directed by Xabiso Zweni for the PE Opera House and the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, as well as being head hunted by choir master Petrus Meyer to compose and conduct traditional music for the Eastern Cape Youth Choir.

His musical compositions have gone on to be performed by the renowned Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, an all girls German choir where he was invited to the Czech Republic to teach works from his repertoire and compose new African traditional compositions, as well as compositions for Westering High School, Collegiate Girls’ High School and DF Malherbe.

Besides composing music, Sivuyile also shares a passion for musical theatre and in 2013 he was the African Drummer for the production of Iphintombi and following that, he composed the music for the successful 2017 production of Themba’s Dream. His most recent achievements include writing music for a drama piece called Beast in Him which was showcased at the virtual National Arts Festival where the production was crowned the winner of the 2020 silver Standard Bank Ovation Award.