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.

Music

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

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.

Find out more

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
Lullaby competition

‘Papa minds the Baby’—Lullaby Competition for the Prime Minister

NZSM is delighted to announce a competition for composers/songwriters to write a lullaby based on the words of an 1892 poem, to be gifted to Jacinda Ardern.

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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

  • NZSO Foundation masterclass - Augustin Hadelich violin

    The NZSO Foundation presents this masterclass with violinist Augustin Hadelich.Augustin Hadelich has established himself as…

    Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Martha Masters

    Martha Masters is the winner of numerous competitions including First Prize Guitar Foundation of America…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

    Tickets $20-25 on Eventfinda

  • Cane&Able

    This standout NZSM Jazz group, consisting of staff and students, will be playing specially written…

    Venue: SU310, Student Union Building, Victoria University of Wellington

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