School of Music

The School of Music offers an exciting range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in performance, composition, digital music, ethno-musicology, music history and research, musicianship and music education. The new Bachelor of Music Degree to be rolled out in 2014 opens up a wide range of opportunities and pathways for students.

Earthquakes demonstrate people caught by surprise

26 February 2015 The Christchurch earthquakes demonstrate that people generally do not take any notice of the likely occurrence of rare events, says a UC natural hazards researcher. (read article)

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New Bachelor of Music Degree

New Bachelor of Music Degree

From 2014 the School of Music has introduced a new Bachelor of Music degree. The new degree has been constructed to address a broad range of career needs of aspiring professional musicians.

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School of Music Newsletter

Fresh and local .... Music on your doorstep.

Keeping you up to date with music events involving current and past staff and students

Read our latest online Newsletter - listed 6 March 2015

New Head of School Associate Professor Glenda Keam

Head of School Associate Professor Glenda Keam

Glenda Keam a composer, teacher and respected leader has joined the School of Music staff.

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‘For me, the best thing about studying at UC is the quality of the tuition...’

Stephen Watson Studying towards a Bachelor of Music with Honours
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Announcements and Events


Matt Everingham

UC SoM Student on TV One News:

Third Year Composition student Matthew Everingham who left for London after he was recently commissioned by SoM Alumnus Jeremy Woodside - current Westminster Abbey Organ Scholar, to compose an organ work to commemorate the February 2011 Earthquake. The piece, entitled: ‘Fractures: In Memoriam’ , performed by Jeremy at Westminster Abbey on February 22nd. Journalist Diana Vezich interviewed Matthew and Head of School, Glenda Keam in the School of Music’s recital room for TV One News


UC SoM Masters Piano student Stephen Watson who received the FRSM diploma with Distinction. Well done, Stephen!

Stephen Watson

Events Coming Up for the School of Music

Composition Workshop

UC School of Music Composition Workshop:

Matthew Everingham : on the recent premiere of his piece 'Fractures: In Memoriam' at Westminster Abbey

When: Monday 9 March, 3:30-5:00pm
Where: UC School of Music Room 205
Entry: Free