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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Roy Kerr receives University's highest honour

10 May 2016 UC awards the rare honour of the title Canterbury Distinguished Professor to Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr who is also to receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize in Sweden. (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

Latest 2016 Newsletter #16 out now


Partnership with CSM

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

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

‘Everything from the degree structure... to the social element of campus is so enjoyable...’

Matt Everingham Studying towards a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Laws
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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 Notated Composition 1A, MUSA 121 Songwriting 1 (PDF, 139KB)

Announcements and Events

Harpsichord Documentary Airs on Radio NZ

Chamber Music New Zealand presents a masterclass with The Calvino Trio in association with UC School of Music

Room 205, School of Music, 1/7/2016 1:00 PM Free

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