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.


Canterbury research into clean-up plans wins

14 July 2014 A UC geological sciences postgraduate has won a competition about communicating his thesis investigating the clean-up work required after an Auckland volcanic eruption. (read article)

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New Bachelor of Music Degree

New Bachelor of Music Degree

From 2014 the School of Music will introduce 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 Monday 22 September

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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‘I had already loved playing music, but UC was where I learnt more about the history and theory in depth...’

Miho Wada MusB
Performing Musician
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Announcements and Events

Events Coming Up for the School of Music

piano students


Lunchtime Concert: Piano Students

Gabriel Khor, Richard Simpson, Annie Lee, Amy Lee, Muse Ye and Stephen Watson

When: THURSDAY 2 OCTOBER, 1pm - 1:50pm
Where: UC School of Music Recital Room 205
Entry: Free and open to all