Wits has most NRF-rated music researchers
Wits University has the most National Research Foundation (NRF) rated music researchers in the country. These include Head of the Wits School of Arts, Professor Brett Pyper; Head of Music, Chris Letcher, rated for both his scholarly writings and work in composition; Marie Jorritsma, author of Sonic Spaces of the Karoo; Grant Olwage, editor of Composing Apartheid; and Honorary Professor Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph. In addition, Professor Michael Titlestad (English Department) and Emeritus Professor David Coplan (Anthropology) have also been rated for their music research. The NRF ratings are a measure of the significance of research undertaken by individual researchers in the country. That Wits has the most rated music researchers in the country is an indication of the Music Department’s research standing.