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 Friday 22 August

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.

(read profile)

‘The degree changed my life in terms of being a composer...’

Alex van den Broek MusB(Hons)
Composer, Music Teacher and Audio Engineer
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Announcements and Events

Events for the School of Music Coming Up

Premiere of New Work by Alex Van Den Broek

UC SoM Composition Lecturer Alex van den Broek's new work 'Storm Warning'
is premiered at WORD Christchurch: The 2014 Writers and Readers Festival
When: Friday 29 August 7.30pm
Where: Linwood Community Arts Centre
Entry: Buy Tickets

Alex Van Den Broek

Matt Everingham

SoM Student Concert:

SoM Student Matt Everingham performs with Mark Hobson

Saturday 30 August 7.30-9.30pm
Where: Nut Point Centre
Entry: Free and Open to All
$25 per Adult (includes Wine and Refreshments) Buy Tickets Ph: 3421033