Courses: BACHELOR OF MUSIC, BACHELOR OF ARTS, MASTER OF MUSIC, DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS, DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (MUSIC), GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ARTS (MUSIC)
Duration: Three years for Bachelor’s degree (full time).
Commences: 17 February 2020
Entry criteria: University Entrance. Also: successful audition for Performance Major or Non-major; submission of portfolio, Songwriting, Notated Composition.
Emphasis: UC School of Music offers a vibrant range of courses at graduate and postgraduate level. UC Music students have the opportunity to bring together their own musical interests into flexible, self-directed pathways involving our 3 majors: Performance, New Music (includes Composition) and Musical Culture. A wide range of courses are on offer, including performance, musical culture, composition, new music, songwriting, digital music, recording and production techniques, community music, music history and research, musicianship and music pedagogy.
UC School of Music hosts regular visiting guests, performances, workshops, masterclasses, with up to three public events happening during teaching weeks. Our site at the historic Arts Centre of Christchurch features a purpose built recital room, teaching studios and practise rooms. At UC our approach is collaborative, innovative, and focuses on real world experience.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music (Hons), Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Philosophy (Music), Graduate Diploma in Arts (Music).
Career prospects: Musical education and teaching at schools and universities; positions in orchestras, opera houses, choirs and other ensemble groups; free-lance composing arranging, and songwriting; positions of musical leadership in communities and orchestral groups; studio management and operation including recording, sound engineering and music technologies; journalism, television and radio (composition, planning and production), and publishing; event management; recreational health services and therapeutic settings; arts management and administration and more.
Facilities: Performance, rehearsal and practice rooms; computer/keyboard labs; recording facilities.
Tutors: 35 full and part-time performance, creative and academic staff including Prof. Mark Menzies (Head of Performance), Dr. Reuben de Lautour (Head of New Music) and Assoc. Prof. Glenda Keam (Head of School).
Prominent graduates: Annabel Alpers, Chris Archer, Jennine Bailey, Dudley Benson, Jun Bouterey-Ishido, Ashley Brown, Christopher Bruerton, Justine Cormack, Reuben Derrick, Luke Di Somma, Amina Edris, John Emeleus, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Ross Harris Jared Holt, David Kelly, Mark Menzies, Gemma New, Polly Ott, Rachelle Pike, Martin Riseley, Oliver Sewell, Naomi van den Broek, Sarah Watkins, Stephen Watson, Anna Whitaker.
Applications close: Applications for auditions (Performance Major and Non-major) 20 September 2019.
Submissions of portfolio (Songwriting, Notated Composition) 31 January 2020.
University of Canterbury School of Music
Address: PO Box 4800, Christchurch 8140
Contact: School of Music Administrator
Phone: (03) 369 4411