Undergraduate auditions

Find out everything you need to know about the New Zealand School of Music’s undergraduate audition process, including application and preparation.

Audition process

There are three parts to your audition.

  • Apply by 20 July
  • Submit your audition recording and other documents by Friday 31 July for Trimester 1, 2021 study
  • Applicants assessed as suitable applicants will attend an interview, by video conference. See our audition page for full details. If you miss these dates, request a late audition at music@vuw.ac.nz

International students must contact Wellington University International to apply to enrol and audition. Jazz applicants, contact music@vuw.ac.nz to request audition materials.

Prepare for your audition

Read the requirements for your instrument to plan your performance and prepare for other tests. Download the referee report form to give to your referee, to comment on your musical ability and suitability for tertiary study. Submit the report with other documents, as outlined in the audition application.

If you are applying to study a Bachelor of Music in Classical or Jazz Performance, you will need to demonstrate that you have or intend to meet the theory pre-requisite for your major or sit a Music Theory Test.

Classical Performance requirements

Download the undergraduate classical performance audition requirements.

Voice students

Your audition pieces must be performed from memory.

Piano and guitar students

Preference may be given to candidates who play from memory.

Jazz Performance requirements

Download the BMus (Jazz Performance) audition requirements. After applying to audition you will receive a link to download materials to prepare for your audition, including backing tracks and scores.

Contact us

Contact music@vuw.ac.nz if you have any questions about your application or audition repertoire.