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.

UC scientists predict road landslide quake risk

12 November 2015 UC scientists have developed a technique to predict the risk of
landslides in an earthquake. (read article)

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New Bachelor of Music Degree

Bachelor of Music Degree

The School of Music has introduced a Bachelor of Music degree. The 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
3 October 2015


Partnership with CSM

The University of Canterbury has announced a key partnership with the Christchurch School of Music

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.

(read profile)

‘My PhD is directly related to the work that I am doing within the community and throughout New Zealand...’

Andrew Withington Studying towards a PhD in Music
Music Director, Christchurch City Choir
(read profile)

Application forms for 2016
  • Application form for Performance Course in Music - due by 17 October (PDF, 362KB)
  • Application for MusB (Hons) Performance Audition - due by 17 October (PDF, 187KB)
  • MUSA 120 Notated Composition 1A, MUSA 121 Songwriting 1 - due by 7 November (PDF, 139KB)

Announcements and Events

UC Music Has Two NZ Trio Competition Winners

2 October 2015: Lecturer Alex van den Broek and third year composition student Matthew Everingham were recently announced among the ten winners of the inaugural NZTrio composing competition. Read more...

UC School of Music Diamond Jubilee Performance

2 October 2015: On the 26th of September the Christchurch School of Music celebrated their Diamond Jubilee with an evening concert in the Isaac Theatre Royal, including a performance from the University of Canterbury Christchurch Youth Orchestra. Read more...

Scholarship Music Workshop Held For Secondary Schools

2 October 2015: On the 16th of September, Head of Music Associate Professor Glenda Keam presented a Scholarship Music workshop to eleven students and five teachers from six local Secondary Schools. Feedback from the workshop was extraordinarily positive. Read more...