College of Arts - School of Music - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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 rolled out in 2014, opens up a wide range of opportunities and pathways for students.

Recently we talked to some UC Music students to find out what it was like to study Music at the University of Canterbury. See their videos here

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Virtuoso violinist adds new string to his bow

20 June 2016 With an established international music career based in the United States, Professor Mark Menzies is answering a trans-Pacific calling from his alma mater, UC. (read article)

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New Bachelor of Music Degree

Bachelor of Music Degree

The School of Music's Bachelor of Music 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

Latest 2016 Newsletter #29 out now


Partnership with CSM

The University of Canterbury has a key partnership with the Christchurch School of Music
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New Head of Performance Professor Mark Menzies

Head of Performance Professor Mark Menzies

We are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Menzies has joined UC School of Music as Head of Performance

‘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
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2016 School of Music Handbook -
(PDF, 900KB)

Application forms for 2017

  • Application form for Performance Course in Music - (PDF, 362KB)
  • Application for MusB (Hons) Performance Audition - (PDF, 187KB)
  • MUSA 120 Songwriting 1, MUSA 121 Notated Composition 1A (PDF, 139KB)

Announcements and Events

Swedish electronic duo - there are no more four seasons

Tuesday, September 27 at 7 PM - 9 PM, The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

Composition Workshop - there are no more four seasons - reBiber

Monday, September 26 at 3:30 PM - 5 PM, Room 205, School of Music, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Swedish electronic duo there are no more four seasons - reBiber

Wednesday, September 28 at 8 PM - 10 PM, Wunderbar Lyttelton

Tuesday, September 27 at 4 PM - 5 PM, The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

International Flute Symposium 2017

EmilySaturday 4 - Monday 6 February (Waitangi Weekend) featuring Emily Beynon. A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Emily is a world class flute player and highly regarded teacher with a long history as principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and also performs with many other orchestras across Europe. Emily will give master classes throughout the symposium's three days, and will perform as part of a gala concert on Sunday evening 5 February.
Register here

Harpsichord Documentary Airs on Radio NZ

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