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.


Support softened impact of the earthquakes

30 July 2014 Support from partners, husbands, wives and spouses softened the impacts of depression following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury research has found. (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 25 July

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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‘There is a good jazz school here and the community of musicians and staff is really strong...’

Sam Blakelock MusB
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Announcements and Events

Events for the School of Music Coming Up


UC Composition Workshop

Song Writing and Composition Students share what they have been working on

When: MONDAY 4 &11 JULY 3:30-5:00PM
Where: UC School of Music
Recital Room 205
Entry: Free and open to all