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

  • 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

  • Young Musicians Programme Classical Concert

    Students of the NZSM’s pre-tertiary Young Musicians Programme piano, wind, string, voice, and chamber classes…

    Venue: St Andrew's on the Terrace

  • Young Musicians Programme Jazz Concert

    Free entry.Students of the NZSM’s pre-tertiary Young Musicians Programme Jazz Class perform jazz standards in…

    Venue: SU310, Student Union Building, Kelburn campus

  • Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

    Since 2009, the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) has forged a distinct identity as…

    Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Hunter Building, Kelburn Campus

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