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Welcome to Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM), Victoria University of Wellington. As New Zealand’s pre-eminent provider of tertiary-level music education, research, composition and performance, we can offer you an outstanding range of possibilities for the study of music.

At NZSM you will find professionally active and internationally acclaimed, world-class staff, facilities and resources, and an abundance of collaborative and performance opportunities. In joining us, you will be challenged and extended by our outstanding students, teaching staff and illustrious visiting artists, but will emerge equipped to take on your future and join our long list of graduates succeeding nationally and internationally.

Our campus is located in Wellington—New Zealand’s cultural capital—offering you access to a vibrant music community and a wealth of diverse galleries, shops, beaches, restaurants and cafes, to broaden and enrich your student experience.

NZSM Celebrates Lilburn

Lilburn's 100th Birthday

2015 marked the centenary of Douglas Lilburn's birth. Throughout the year we held a number of events to acknowledge his legacy at the school - read about these events here.

Audition at NZSM

Audition at NZSM!

Auditions for our jazz performance, classical performance and music therapy programmes take place from mid-October. Late applications will also be accepted -head here for information or email