Join New Zealand’s most renowned music school and benefit from our outstanding and comprehensive range of learning opportunities in music.

Study with professionally celebrated and internationally acclaimed staff in the beautiful capital city of Wellington, and take advantage of the many artistic and cultural opportunities on offer.

Entry requirements

Find out about the level of musical theory or ability required to study at NZSM.


Follow your dream to make music your career or study it to enrich your life. Learn at this country's leader in music education—the New Zealand School of Music.

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Available subjects

  • Arranging
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Classical Performance
  • Composition
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Musicology
  • Music Studies
  • Music Therapy
  • Performance

New scholarships for incoming students

We are pleased to announce that NZSM has received a generous endowment towards scholarships. Scholarships will be available for incoming students - apply to audition now to be considered.

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Master of Fine Arts

Explore our newest degree—the year-long Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice). Take your film scoring or sound design skills to a professional level.

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Upcoming events

  • The Cunning Little Vixen

    Presented by students of the New Zealand School of Music. Janáček’s extraordinary opera, a reflection…

    Venue: Hannah Playhouse

  • Lunchtime Concert: Jazz Piano Trio

    Mark Donlon (piano), Inbal Megiddo (cello) and Yury Gezentsvey (vln) perform a programme of music…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

  • China Crossing

    Two extraordinary musicians from Hangzhou, China will visit NZSM at the end of July.

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

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