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 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

  • Jazz in Martinborough

    The ninth spring festival of Jazz in Martinborough will see its main acts return to…

    Venue: Martinborough Town Hall

  • panSonus

    Featuring three new works written for New York-based duo panSonus (Jon Clancy, percussionist/sound artist &…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

    Entry by koha

  • Body/Harris Prize competition concert

    The Body/Harris Prize for an Outstanding Performance of a Composition by a New Zealand Composer…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

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