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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.

Cello player

NZSM presents: Cellophonia VI

Cellophonia brings together cellists from all around the country to attend masterclasses, workshops, and to take part in ensemble playing. This year's event features special guest artist Alvin Wong from the University of Melbourne and is held 16 - 20 November. Find out more here.


Audition for study in 2017!

Audition applications are open for jazz and classical performance now.