Jayson Frank Witbooi
Jayson Frank Witbooi is from Oudtshoorn Western Cape South Africa and has been studying music as early as 8 years of age. In 1998 on Calitzdorp High School he started his formal training underneath mrs. T Thompson. During this year Jayson started with writing of his first informal compositions in writing poetry and music for Recorder. The next year he went and studied Music as his main at Oudtshoorn High School underneath the guidance of Elmine Bester and Rina Meijer. During this transition he got discredited of studying piano due to the big academic gap between the schools. Bester encourage to change instruments to keep studying music at the new high school.
In the year 2000 Jayson started with Harmony classes underneath Mr. Danie Bester who graduated at Stellenbosch with a Bmus degree. Jayson received class in Basic Music Harmony instruction. During 2000-2002 Jayson have written 3 main and essential books that set the base and foundation of his composition career which is the Embarkation, The 7 Composition Book Collection and The Historian. Each of these books have a different fundamentalist concept that is being communicated to the performer and the student.
During this years he has also written many other works such as - 5 concert cantatas, - 7 Recorder and Piano sonatas, - 3 ensemble works, - 4 Opuses - Many hymns - 6 Recorder Concertos - Suites - and 1 symphony ,…and many more works in various classical Genres.
Jayson did not write this great variety of works because it was part of the curriculum of his time, but he wrote it as test to see how will what he have learned be practically and laterally implemented and if he will be able to write such magnitudes of works on a 15- 18 year old mind.
Part of what learned from Bester is mind methodic for music composition and bassi conti which derive from Bach and Beethoven. This technique Witbooi implemented to write whole works and collections as mind exercises and not coming near a piano. one Example of this is The 7 Bagatelle Recorder Sonatas for recorder consortium. This work where also written for Witbooi's Recorder students on that stage which where form various back grounds and cultures. This can also be seen in the 3 Books which where written in the time of the Historian, which reflect the diverse South African Culture so clearly, is the seed and basis for all the works from 2003 onward.
In 2003 it became intention to share the wealth of knowledge gained by teaching and experience to the world. This intention gave rise to a lot of programs, movements and initiatives which also gave rise to new compositions and books to be written. Part of this were the slow dawning of the technology age where Witbooi composed and transcribed electronically and in 2008 edited and transferred the pencil scripts to its electronic version. During this time the Music School initiative were on the rise as well. The music notation software were a needed tool to aid to the rising request of performances for art galleries, divine services and festivals.
A lot of hardships and winds blew against the publication of Witbooi's Composition Repertoire, a lot of precious works went lost between the years of 2008 to 2010. Adding on companies and institutions that turn Witbooi down to perform, teach or publish his works and the work of his students with simple, ill explained and unreasonable excuses.
This forced Witbooi to change a lot of approaches in business, ensemble compilation and composition. A new are started and from 2011 Witbooi changed his symphonic movement to the trio/ensemble cabaret movements. In the same year Witbooi first Publication of a third of His Composition Repertoire published on Score Exchange. With contrasting suprises the Witbooi Choir Music and Technological approaches of teaching find its way to the University Choir Competition Stages in Wellington University in the Western Cape South Africa.
In 2012 Witbooi's Music was performed all over the World and got downloaded paid and unpaid. While this looked and seemed glamorous Witbooi fell into financial Ruin and start turn to a whole different field to survive and support himself. In 2013 Witbooi went back to college and start studying Early Childhood development, Sound Engineering, Marketing. He enrolled into learnerships which he earned stipendium. The market and economy of the Oudtshoorn rejected most of Witbooi's activity as teacher and composer.
Shortly after this all the learnership got withdrawn and Witbooi where forced to leave Oudtshoorn to go and Work at a Shopping centre as a cashier. This did not yield any fruits of any kind and he got forced to moved into the townships and into utter poverty and despair. During this time Witbooi learned a lot more about the diverse cultures and music of his beloved South Africa.
In 2015 Witbooi got called back on basis of His good merit and academic achievement with the college in Oudtshoorn and got offered a Music Teacher post at the Montessori School near the College. With a little wage of R620($45) a month, Witbooi went to study Early childhood development further and working at the private school.
In 2016 the school network realized his potential and ask him to venture into the homeschool niche, which bring about new books to be written and a physical publication to take place, old students form 2008 appeared which help to analyzed old works and new works for the second publication. This yielded new people of influence to enter in on the second publication. When a book distributer see the Financial analyses and forecasting of R546 000.00 in ROI/P the publication got turned down. This brought another devastation.
All avenues got researched and although Witbooi got turned down he went to the attorneys to gain legal protection and consultation. The attorney pointed Him away as well for there where no way to afford consultation fees.
Witbooi descoverd the Bible truth in all this disappointments and turned from where he was to fundamentalism. Due to this shift Witbooi lost his College studies for the second time having to choose between the Sabbath and going to class on a saterday. All hope for a earthly future on another career and a music career where lost.
In July 2016 Witbooi got Descorverd by Heino Torlage, a gifted and driven man which toured with His group through the Western Cape. Torlage heard the various approaches and styles Witbooi presented one Sabbath Morning and decided then and there that this was the man Torlage wanted on his team not knowing of all Witbooi's ups and downs, various gifts in various disciplines or his diversity of singing 4 voices, playing 24 instruments, having international platform ect.
Witbooi got Excepted to join the International Mission Frontier group of AFM and ABL in the Seventh day Adventist Church. He's duties where restored unto him as in earlier in his life with an added compound effect. Witbooi is currently working as an:
- Recording artist and Studio Manager - Choir Leader - Composer - Performer - Accompanist - Instrumentalist and Orchestral Conductor - New Music Academy Executive - Marketing and Public relations officer - Transcriber - Translator - Piano Tuner - Music Technology, Theory, Practical Teacher
a Netherland Company is assisting Witbooi with his 3rd Publication via the internet from all the sites where he is reserved. By the discovery by Torlage, Witbooi moved to Dundee KZN, SA in January 2017.
in March 2017 Witbooi got offered a Music Position in Thailand but turn the offer down as due to the new work laud and adventure which is presented in his new life.
This Scores is an 3rd of the Composition Repertoire of Witbooi, the whole repertoire consist of over 1000 scores.
Bits and piece of the Scores is on various websites. Please feel free to Contact Witbooi via Email for viewing of the other scripts.