Main programme: BACHELOR OF MUSIC
Duration: Three years full time
Commences: Monday 6 March, 2017
Entry criteria: University Entrance and by audition for performance majors (or Masters in Music Therapy). NZSM offers a wide range of opportunities for the study of music at tertiary level – for students just beginning their exploration of music, for students at various levels of advanced study, and for professionals seeking opportunities to expand their qualifications. In addition, a BA with a major in music can be undertaken (see below) and many specific NZSM courses can be taken independently and added to other degree pathways, including a number of online, distance courses.
Emphasis: Students may major in one of: Jazz; Classical Performance; Composition (instrumental and vocal, or sonic arts); Music Studies (specialising in musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz, or without specialisation).
Facilities: A variety of concert venues including the Adam Concert Room on the Kelburn campus; keyboard laboratories for individual practice and musicianship training; practice/ rehearsal rooms with after-hours access; Javanese and Balinese gamelan; recording studios suitable for recording jazz and classical music to a professional standard. A large range of historical instruments and copies are available plus the Lilburn Electroacoustic Music Studios and Sonic Arts Lab.
Lecturers and artist teachers: For profiles see: www.nzsm.ac.nz/about-us/our-people
Career prospects: BMus graduates in all areas of study will have broad transferrable skills and knowledge to enter a diverse range of careers. Careers for all music graduates include performing, composing, arranging, teaching, librarianship, radio work, and administrative roles in cultural organisations and other sectors of the music and arts industries.
Prominent graduates: Little Bushman (Warren Maxwell, Joe and Tom Callwood, Rick Cranson), Myele Manzanza, Reuben Bradley, Jeff Henderson, Simon O’Neill (tenor), Madeleine Pierard (soprano), Julia Joyce (viola), composers John Psathas, Gareth Farr, Chris Gendall and Dylan Lardelli.
Cost: Approximately $6,450 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. Earlier or later auditions might be possible. Contact the Classical Performance or Jazz Administrator respectively.
Other programmes: Bachelor Of Music (Honours), 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.)
Phone: (04) 463 5369
Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) was previously a joint venture of Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University. Since July 2014, it has been fully integrated into Victoria University, and all courses are taught on the Kelburn campus.