News and events
Keep up to date with the latest news around the national music centre and find out about upcoming events.
Find out what you can expect to hear at the new national music centre with these events from the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
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21 June 2019
Victoria University of Wellington and the NZSO have received a $4 million funding boost from the Adam Foundation to support the national music centre project.
17 June 2019
Victoria University of Wellington has signed an agreement with Wellington City Council that will see 101 Wakefield St become part of the national music centre.
4 April 2019
The NZSO has a captivating selection of Wellington concerts in the coming months featuring top international names, and programmes that will appeal to everyone.
31 October 2018
NZSM presented Music From Her, a festival to celebrate, support and encourage diverse voices of women working in music in New Zealand.
26 September 2018
The NZSO has unveiled its first concerts for 2019. The centrepiece will be performances of every Beethoven symphony, conducted by Music Director Edo de Waart.
14 September 2018
The campaign to link the community with music is a step closer after an Art Auction that's expected to raise $50,000 for Wellington's national music centre.
Victoria University of Wellington favours leasing Municipal Office Building for national music centre
23 August 2018
Victoria University of Wellington has confirmed its commitment to relocating the University’s world-class music school in central Wellington.
13 August 2018
WCC, NZSO and Victoria University have formally agreed to redevelop the Town Hall as a centre for civic events and as the heart of a national music centre.
13 August 2018
The New Zealand School of Music will hold a festival of experimental performances, live electronic music, audio-visual works and sound installations.
23 July 2018
A competition to write a lullaby, to be gifted to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has been announced by the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī.
25 June 2018
Plans by Victoria University, the NZSO and WCC to create a national centre of musical excellence in central Wellington have taken another leap forward.
25 June 2018
New Zealand School of Music graduate Umar Zakaria has won the award for his recent release, ‘Fearless Music’, produced in collaboration with other NZSM talent.
19 March 2018
The 2018 NZ Festival took place from 23 February to 18 March. The line-up featured exciting performances from both NZSM and NZSO.
27 October 2017
A CD launching at Victoria University next month represents the fruits of a decade-long partnership between three of New Zealand’s creative masters.
13 October 2017
Visiting international Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the New Zealand String Quartet performed to a capacity audience of over 400 at St Mary’s of the Angels church in
03 September 2017
To mark the 44th International Viola Congress, violists performed a flash mob at Te Papa led by Professor Donald Maurice of the New Zealand School of Music.
16 August 2017
Two extraordinary musicians from China wowed in a concert at Victoria’s New Zealand School of Music.
16 August 2017
The School's production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen played to full houses for each of its performances at the Hannah Playhouse in July.
3 July 2017
A major philanthropic campaign to create a world-class centre of musical, cultural and educational excellence in the capital city was launched 3 July 2017.
10 May 2017
A world-class national centre of music is a step closer with Victoria University of Wellington's Council unanimously confirming its support for the venture.
12 April 2017
Professor Sally-Jane Norman, a performance and digital arts scholar with a focus on music and sound, is named Director of the New Zealand School of Music.
16 April 2019
On 22 March, the Hub at Victoria University of Wellington came alive with gamelan and dance for NZSM's third annual ‘Night Hub’ event.