Music has the power to create emotions and to connect us to our past, to other cultures and to each other.
At the New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) you’ll build on your knowledge of music, and be extended and inspired. Whether you want to perform, compose or produce, teach, become a music therapist or technologist, or just study music for the love of it, at the University your talent will be nurtured in a creative and collaborative environment.
Learn from the best
You’ll study with leading academics, composers, music technologists and performers who are professionally active at home and internationally. Take advantage of the experience and expertise of teachers drawn from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and from the country’s pool of prominent composers and jazz performers. Be inspired by the University’s ensembles-in-residence, including the Te Kōkī Trio and internationally celebrated New Zealand String Quartet.
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The New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington, provides this country’s most comprehensive tertiary music programme. Find out more about our School, its strengths and its achievements.
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The New Zealand School of Music offers a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts at undergraduate level.
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