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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UC welcomes new Engineering Geology lectureship

22 April 2016 UC has signed a partnership with geotechnical engineering firm Pells Sullivan Meynink to sponsor a new senior lecturer position in Engineering Geology. (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 28 April 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 will be joining UC School of Music as Head of Performance, commencing in June.

‘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 Notated Composition 1A, MUSA 121 Songwriting 1 (PDF, 139KB)

Announcements and Events

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