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 25 February 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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‘Cultivating an interest in areas outside of performance is very important...’

Hugh Roberts Studying towards a Bachelor of Music
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Announcements and Events


to Hugh Roberts, past UC student of Tony Ferner, who was placed 2nd ($5,000) in this year's Gisborne International Music Competition. Hugh is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Karen Jones and Kate Hill. Other UC flute students competing at this year's GIMC included Gisborne-born Matthew Lee and Lianne Eveleens.
Matt Everingham

UC SoM Student on TV One News:

Third Year Composition student Matthew Everingham has 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’ , is going to be 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 last Sunday Evening’s TV One News


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

Stephen Watson

Events Coming Up for the School of Music

Public seminar/lecture:

Dieter Mack presents: ‘A European composer with bicultural life experience’

When: Thursday, 5 March. 1pm
Where: UC School of Music Room 205
Entry: Free
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Dieter Mack

Composition Workshop

UC School of Music Composition Workshop:

with Sarah Kelleher A.K.A. ‘Misfit Mod’

When: Monday 2 March, 3:30-5:00pm
Where: UC School of Music Room 205
Entry: Free

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