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
  • Classical Performance
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Instrumental/Vocal Composition
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Musicology
  • Music Studies
  • Music Therapy
  • Performance
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Sonic Arts and Music Technology
Music From Her

Music From Her

NZSM is pleased to present this festival to celebrate, support and encourage diverse voices of women working in music in New Zealand, in the year of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in NZ.

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Aotearoa Audio Arts—intersecting sound, space and motion

A new festival of experimental performances, live electronic music, audio-visual works and sound installations has been announced by the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōki

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Nicolas Bernier

New Popular Music Studies minor

Explore and critically engage with local and international popular music and gain a ‘big picture’ understanding of the social, cultural, theoretical, historical and political contexts of popular music.

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Popular music studies
Wellington Town Hall

A national centre of musical excellence

Find out more about the major philanthropic campaign to create a world-class centre of musical, cultural and educational excellence in the capital city.

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Upcoming events

  • Lunchtime concert: NZ String Quartet

    The New Zealand String Quartet has established a reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication,…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room, NZSM

  • YMP Classical Classes concert 1

    Free admissionThe Young Musicians Programme is run by the New Zealand School of Music Te…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

  • YMP Classical Guitar Class

    Free admissionThe Young Musicians Programme’s Guitar Class, led by Owen Moriarty, will be showcasing their…

    Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, VUW Kelburn

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