Overview of programmes

When you study at Victoria’s Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music you will have the opportunity to explore your musical interests across programmes in Classical Performance, Composition and Sonic Arts, Jazz, Music Studies and Music Therapy.

NZSM is a place where you can join others who are passionate about music, performing arts and creative arts industries and the way in which music affects and influences our lives. Our students are a diverse group: from school leavers and recent university graduates to those who’ve made the bold decision to change careers to pursue a long-held passion; from students committed to a professional pathway as a practising musician to those who are broadening their knowledge and capabilities by adding music study to other degrees.

Facilities and resources

The School is well resourced in terms of performance venues, instruments, technology, recording studios, and practice spaces. Take a look at our facilities and resources.

Resources include academic resources (libraries and archives), student support services, practice facilities, and performance venues (including the Adam Concert Room and the Hunter Council Chamber).

Performance opportunities

You can join a wide range of student ensembles across diverse musical areas. Our orchestra, big bands, chamber groups and jazz combos perform in downtown Wellington venues throughout the year, and we are committed to putting on a fully staged opera with orchestra every other year. See our performance opportunities page for more details.