Research strengths

All staff at the New Zealand School of Music are actively involved in research relevant to their specialisation. The School promotes musical performance and composition as legitimate fields of research alongside musicology, and the University awards funding for research in all three areas on an equal basis.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic composition
  • Ethnomusicology, with an emphasis on ethnographic research and music cultures of the Asia-Pacific region
  • Historical musicology, focussing on 17th–18th-century German and British music, 19th-century music history and analysis, 19th–20th-century Australasian music history
  • Performance practice, Music in New Zealand, electroacoustic music
  • Performance on all orchestral instruments, baroque cello, singing, piano, organ, fortepiano, harpsichord, guitar, lute, recorder
  • Music Therapy
  • Musicology including Jazz Studies

See also our postgraduate student research outputs.