Composer workshop

The NZSM Composition Programme presents Composer Workshop from 3:10–4:30 pm each Wednesday during the trimester, in the Adam Concert Room.

The varied programme includes guest presentations by established composers discussing their work and their ideas about composition and workshop performances of student compositions. Composition students from all levels attend these sessions, and they are also open to the University community and the general public. Admission is free.


2 Mar

Michael Norris (Programme Director, Composition)

Intro to Composition at the NZSM 2022

9 Mar

Jerome Kavanagh

2022 CNZ/NZSM Composer-in-Residence

16 Mar

2021 MFA(CP)

Final project presentation

23 Mar

Interactive Sound Art

Final projects from 2021 CMPO 285 class

30 Mar

Ewan Clark

Collaborations with Filmmakers and Algorithms

6 Apr

Sounds of Te Kōkī

Student Collaboration in Sounds of Te Kōkī

Mid-trimester break

27 Apr


A new collaborative composition

4 May

China Crossing

Global Sounds from the Chinese Musical Instrument Collection

11 May

NZSO percussion fieldtrip

Writing for orchestral percussion [NB: 4–5.15pm @ Michael Fowler Centre]

18 May

Fabian Ziegler & Luca Staffelbach

Two international percussionists on collaborating with composers

25 May

‘Electronic music & sound design’ student presentation

Highlights of this year's CMPO 210 class

1 Jun

‘Interactive sound art’ student presentation

Highlights of this year's CMPO 285 class