Vir die Musiekleier / To the Director of Music  (ISSN 1999-3412)

To the Director of Music is SAKOV’s journal, which has been accredited by the South African Department of Education since January 2011. The journal is published every year in December. It is a coffee-table publication, which consists of articles by experts on the topics of church services, and organ and church music, book and CD reviews, reports of district meetings, as well as the chair’s Report and minutes of the AGM. Anyone is welcome to submit content, as long as it complies with the requirements of the publication. The editor is prof. Gideon Els.

SACOS members have access to PDF copies of previous issues (back copies) of the journal on the membership page. A handful of back copies in hard copy are still available and can be ordered from The Editor: Communications and Publications.

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Apart from the publication Vir die Musiekleier / To the Director of Music, SACOS also publishes a biannual newsletter (one in June and one in December). Newsworthy items pertaining to SACOS and its members appear in this newsletter. A total of more than 60 Newsletters have been published to date.

SACOS members are encouraged to submit content to editor, Ms Yolanda Botha, at

SACOS members can download previous newsletters in PDF format here. Remember that you must have subscribed in order to be able to download such newsletters.