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.

Four UC students win Todd Awards

29 June 2015 Four University of Canterbury postgraduate students are among nine New Zealand university students to receive Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence. (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

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24 July 2015

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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‘My job is about building relationships and networks, and investing people with a passion for a cause...’

Naomi van den Broek MFA in Creative Writing
Project Manager, Barrer & Co
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Announcements and Events


University announces partnership with Christchurch School of Music

The University of Canterbury has today announced a key partnership with the Christchurch School of Music (CSM). This partnership is part of a wider community engagement initiative being undertaken by the University, which includes partnerships with the Crusaders, Tactix and the Student Volunteer Army (SVA).
University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr says the partnership with the CSM and the Christchurch Youth Orchestra (CYO) will provide opportunities to connect with the wider community, including schools. MORE>>

Events Coming Up for the School of Music

Chris Cree Brown

UC Composition Workshop

with UC Composition lecturer Dr Chris Cree Brown

MONDAY 27 JULY 3:30-5:00PM
UC School of Music Room 205

Free and open to all