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
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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2018: What's coming up?

Take a look at some of our major events coming up in 2018.

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Upcoming events

  • Piano Duo at the Third Eye

    Pianists Hamish Robb and Beth Chen perform beautiful 4-hand and solo classics from Russia, Austria…

    Venue: The Third Eye, Tuatara's Temple of Taste

  • Friday Lunchtime Concert: Nick Granville Group

    The Nick Granville Group performs at this lunchtime concert, with Lance Philip (drums) and and…

    Venue: Room SU310, Student Union Building, Victoria University

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