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
  • Sonic Arts and Music Technology

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