If performance will be part of your studies you will need to pass an audition as part of the application process.

2018 audition dates

Applications for study in 2018 are due by 20 July, 2017, but late applications will be accepted, subject to availability of places.  

Our main audition round will be held in Wellington between 30 August – 5 September. There will be a second round of auditions held from 24-27 October, subject to availability of spaces. Master of Music Therapy auditions will be held in September and October.

If you missed these audition dates, contact:

Audition locations

Most auditions are held at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University's Kelburn campus.

If there is enough interest from applicants, audition dates in Auckland and/or Christchurch may be arranged. You can register your interest in attending an audition outside of Wellington on your application form.

While in-person auditions are preferred, we also welcome recorded auditions for students who will have difficulty travelling to a live audition. To submit a recorded audition, read our recorded audition guidelines and contact:

Where to send applications

Completed applications can be posted to:

Performance Application
Classical or Jazz or Music Therapy [choose one]
New Zealand School of Music
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand


For more information about auditions, contact:

Classical auditions

Classical Performance Administrator
Phone +64 4 463 5851

Jazz auditions

Jazz Performance Administrator
Phone +64 4 463 4762

Music Therapy auditions

Music Therapy Administrator
Phone +64 4 463 4762