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.


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
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A national centre of musical excellence

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Upcoming events

  • Lunchtime Concert: The Lost Ideals of Youth

    David Barnard (piano), Hamish Robb (piano & typewriter) & Jian Liu (piano)Piano duet collaboration is…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

  • Lunchtime Concert: Jasmine Lovell-Smith

    NZSM Artist Teacher Jasmine Lovell-Smith presents a programme of original compositions for jazz quintet, featuring…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

  • Concerto Competition Final

    This year, the NZSM Concerto Competition has six finalists on trumpet, piano, violin and guitar.…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

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Latest news

  • Lecturer Lance Philip alongside the Sancta Maria College Big Band, winners of the Jazz Project Most Outstanding Big Band.

    NZSM Jazz Project

    The Jazz Project is an opportunity for staff and senior students of the NZSM Jazz Performance Programme to work alongside visiting guest artists (international guests, in non-COVID years), resulting in performances in a number of venues including an evening concert as part of the Wellington Jazz Festival.The event also incorporates an educational outreach to New Zealand secondary school jazz ensembles providing performance, workshop and competition opportunities to support and inspire both the next generation of jazz musicians, and their band directors and teachers.The NZSM Jazz Project has a partnership with the Wellington Jazz Festival, which takes place at the same time.

  • Farewell Donald Maurice

    After a combined teaching career of 50 years and over a decade with Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī (NZSM), Professor Donald Maurice MNZM is retiring.