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

Meet our students

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

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Lily Shaw
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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  • Dancer with gamelan ensemble

    Gamelan and dance fills the Hub

    On 22 March, the Hub at Victoria University of Wellington came alive with gamelan and dance for NZSM's 3rd annual ‘Night Hub’ event.

  • Tunes of I band

    Jazz graduates open for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Tunes of I, a band made up entirely of jazz graduates from NZSM, opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers at Spark Arena in March. We asked band member Conway Jeune a few questions about the experience.