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

  • Masterclass: Simon O'Neill

    The NZSM Classical Voice department is pleased to present three Voice Masterclasses over April and…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

  • Jazz in the Hunter Lounge

    Te Kōki presents the NZSM Jazz Guitar Ensembles, and Special Topic groups.Featuring classic swing, contemporary,…

    Venue: Hunter Lounge

  • Lunchtime Concert: Victoria Voices

    The NZSM's Victoria Voices choir graces the stage for this Lunchtime Concert, with alumnus Elian…

    Venue: Adam Concert Room

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Latest news

  • 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.