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New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī



Main programme: BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Duration: Three years full time
Commences: Monday 22 February, 2021

Entry criteria: University Entrance and by audition for performance majors (or Master of Music Therapy).

Emphasis: Students may major in one of: Instrumental/Vocal Composition (with an optional specialisation in film scoring), Sonic Art & Music Technology; Jazz; Classical Performance; Music Studies (specialising in musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz, or without specialisation).

Facilities: A variety of performance venues including Studio 310 and the Adam Concert Room on the Kelburn campus; practice/ rehearsal rooms with after-hours access; recording studios suitable for recording to a professional standard; keyboard labs for individual practice and musicianship training; Javanese and Balinese gamelan; the Lilburn Electroacoustic Music Studios; Sonic Arts Lab.

Lecturers and artist teachers: For profiles see:

Career prospects: You’ll graduate with the skills to become a performer, composer, arranger, music editor, sound artist, programmer, radio producer, sound designer or teacher. Careers range across other industries such as film, theatre, social research, communications, arts and culture administration, events management, finance and law.

Prominent graduates: Members of Drax Project, Myele Manzanza, Reuben Bradley, Jeff Henderson, Simon O’Neill, Isabella Moore, Madeleine Pierard, Julia Joyce, Thomas Gaynor, composers Grayson Gilmour, John Psathas, Gareth Farr, and Chris Gendall.

Cost: Approximately $7,874 per year.

Auditions (for performance courses): Auditions for both Classical Performance and Jazz Programmes will take place in late August (main audition period) and October. 



Other programmes: Bachelor Of Music (Honours), Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice), Master Of Music, Master Of Musical Arts, Master Of Music Therapy, Graduate Diploma In Music, Postgraduate Diploma In Music, Artist Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts, PhD in Music, Bachelor of Arts with a Music Major (BA in Music Studies at Victoria University of Wellington).

NB: A range of open entry courses in Music Studies, Composition and Performance can be taken by students enrolled in other degrees. Many of these are open entry (no prior musical expertise required) or by audition (large ensemble performance ie: orchestra, big band etc.)

New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī, at Victoria University of Wellington


Phone: (04) 463 5369