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.

Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015 Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015. (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

Read our latest online Newsletter
3 October 2015


Partnership with CSM

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

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 love that my research directly impacts on my job...’

Nicolette Paul BA in Classics and MusB(Hons)
Studying towards a PhD in Music
Intermediate and Junior Secondary Teacher
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Application forms for 2016
  • Application form for Performance Course in Music - due by 17 October (PDF, 362KB)
  • Application for MusB (Hons) Performance Audition - due by 17 October (PDF, 187KB)
  • MUSA 120 Notated Composition 1A, MUSA 121 Songwriting 1 - due by 7 November (PDF, 139KB)

Announcements and Events

UC School of Music Composition Workshop: Student Works

05 October 2015 03:30PM until 05 October 2015 05:00PM

Liam Dorreen: “The Golden Age of Game Music”: UC School of Music Honours Seminar

06 October 2015 01:00PM until 06 October 2015 02:00PM

Matthew Lee: National Flute Schools - UC School of Music Honours Seminar

08 October 2015 01:00PM until 08 October 2015 02:00PM

UC School of Music Composition Workshop: Student Works

12 October 2015 03:30PM until 12 October 2015 05:00PM