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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Newsletter

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 12 September

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 had already loved playing music, but UC was where I learnt more about the history and theory in depth...’

Miho Wada MusB
Performing Musician
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Announcements and Events

Events Coming Up for the School of Music

Sculptural Sounds

UC PLATFORM ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

'SCULPTURAL SOUNDS’

An exciting concert of new music composed by staff and senior students at the University of Canterbury
When: TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, 7:30PM
Where: UC School of Music Recital Room 205
Entry: Free and open to all

UC PLATFORM ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

'BAROCCO CELTICO’


This concert will feature original and traditional music from celtic regions from around the world mixed with European Baroque music.
When: WEDNESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 7:30PM
Where: The Living Room
Entry: Free and open to all

Barocco Celtico
Stephen Watson

LUNCHTIME RECITAL:

STEPHEN WATSON, PIANO

Stephen will be performing a programme of Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.
When: THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER, 1PM
Where: UC School of Music Recital Room 205
Entry: Free and open to all

UC PLATFORM ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

'SONGWRITING STUDENTS IN CONCERT’

Armed with original content, this year’s School of Music songwriting students from MUSA 120 and MUSA 220 invite you to join them in the chilled out atmosphere of The Foundry as they showcase their talent with their latest songs.
When: THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER, 7PM
Where: The Foundry, 90 Ilam Road
Entry: Free and open to all

Songwriters
Resiliance

UC PLATFORM ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

'THE MUSIC OF RESILIENCE’

This seminar explores the way music has helped to rebuild communities after-or during-catastrophe.
When: FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER, 4:30PM
Where:UC School of Music Recital Room 205
Entry: Free and open to all