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

Meet our students

Meet some of the students studying at the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī

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Lily Shaw
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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  • Images left to right/top to bottom: 
1) A sunflower is rendered as a fractal animation by MDT student Conner Allen, and appears in (b)loom, another film by MFA(CP) Film students.
2) Thomas and his Composition students work together on their Bloom 2019 pieces.
3) This fractal animation was created by MDT Carldrifter Zou for the film 'Lux Aeterna.'
4) A waterfall in the Botanic Garden’s Peace Garden provided inspiration for Amnis, one of the MFA(CP) Film students’ works.

    Bloom 2019: A botanical soundscape

    Composition lecturer Thomas Voyce writes about NZSM's Bloom 2019 installation at Begonia House for the 150th anniversary of the Wellington Botanic Garden.

  • NZSM brings together cinema and live orchestra for showcase

    The New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī (NZSM) is celebrating the learning and achievements of its film composition students and graduates in its first annual Film Scoring Showcase. Hosted by the Roxy Cinema in Miramar, the Showcase will feature a 28-piece orchestra of NZSM students who will perform a series of film score compositions live to accompany films on the big screen.