University of Waikato, Conservatorium of Music




Duration: 3 years full-time
Commences: March 2020

Entry criteria: UE plus one of the following: NCEA – 14 credits in Music at Level 3; NCEA 20 credits in Music at Level 2: a Grade Five theory pass or better in the Australian Music Education Board, NZ Music Education Board, Trinity College, or Royal College of Music examinations; a qualification considered equivalent. Students taking Performance music papers are required to audition.

Emphasis: To prepare students for a professional career in music performance, musicology, composition or electroacoustic music. Our aim is to assist you in developing technique and understanding to achieve your full musical potential. As a research-focused Conservatorium, students benefit from staff who are at the forefront in their fields nationally and benchmarked to top international levels in key areas.

Qualification: Bachelor of Music

Career prospects: Performing, composing, broadcasting, recording, production, music retailing, digital media, film music production, journalism, teaching, advertising, libraries, arts administration, publishing.

Facilities: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

Lecturers: Professor Martin Lodge (composition), Dr Rachael Griffiths-Hughes (music history, choral conducting, early music), Dr Michael Williams (composition), Dr Lara Hall (violin), James Tennant (cello), Katherine Austin (piano), Stephanie Acraman (classical voice and music theatre).

Performance teaching fellows: Luca Manghi (flute), Gina Sanders (voice), Ian Campbell (voice).

Prominent graduates: Santiago Canon Valencia, Edward King, Matthias Belzat (cello), Timua Bryan (soprano), Filipe Manu (tenor), Madison Nonoa, Julia Booth (soprano), Jarvis Dams (baritone), Linden Loader (mezzo), Patrick Power (tenor), Andrew Leathwick (piano), Daniel Stabler, Stephen Matthews, Jeremy Mayall, Nicholas Braae, Teresa Connors, Te Manaaroha Rollo, Xu Tang, Dr Janet Jennings.

Applications close: BMus Performance stream: students must audition prior to 1 December 2019, please contact us for audition information.
Performance music applications after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
BMus Academic and BMus Composition stream: 22 February, 2020.

Address: University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, HAMILTON

Contact: Conservatorium of Music Administrator


Phone: (07) 838 4380