If performance will be part of your studies you will need to pass an audition as part of the application process.

2020 audition dates

Applications for study in 2020 are due by 20 July, but late applications will be accepted, subject to availability of places.

Our main audition round will be held in Wellington between 21–27  August. There will be a second round of auditions held from 14–18 October, subject to availability of spaces. Master of Music Therapy auditions will be held in September and October.

If you missed these audition dates, contact

Audition locations

Most auditions are held at the New Zealand School of Music at the University's Kelburn campus.

If there is enough interest from applicants, audition dates in Auckland and/or Christchurch may be arranged. You can register your interest in attending an audition outside of Wellington on your application form.

While in-person auditions are preferred, we also welcome recorded auditions for students who will have difficulty travelling to a live audition. To submit a recorded audition, read our recorded audition guidelines and contact


For more information about auditions, contact