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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.

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

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

Meet our students

Meet some of the students studying at the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī

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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

  • NZSM’s Movie Night at the Roxy

    NZSM brings together cinema and live orchestra for showcaseThe New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī…

    Venue: The Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road, Wellington

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Latest news

  • NZSM brings together cinema and live orchestra for showcase

    The New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī (NZSM) is celebrating the learning and achievements of its film composition students and graduates in its first annual Film Scoring Showcase. Hosted by the Roxy Cinema in Miramar, the Showcase will feature a 28-piece orchestra of NZSM students who will perform a series of film score compositions live to accompany films on the big screen.

  • NZSM PhD candidates launch their PhD research on the international stage

    Elyse Dalabakis and Xi Liu (Lucy), two NZSM PhD candidates and violists, launched their PhD research onto the international stage through presentations and performances at the 46th International Viola Congress (IVC) – the largest annual conference centered around the viola - in September in Poznan, Poland.