If performance will be part of your studies at the New Zealand School of Music, you will need to have an audition as part of the application process.
We use these auditions to ensure you have the musical performance skills you’ll need for your chosen courses.
International students should contact Victoria International before auditioning.
For study beginning Trimester One, 2016
Audition applications are due by Friday 11 September 2015.
Most auditions will be held in Wellington between 19 and 23 October 2015. Master of Music Therapy auditions will be held in September and October.
If you would like to arrange an audition outside these dates, contact:
- classical performance administrator
- jazz programme administrator
- music therapy programme administrator.
Late applicants may be accepted, subject to the availability of places.
Most auditions are held at the New Zealand School of Music’s Wellington campuses.
- Classical auditions—Kelburn campus
- Jazz and Music Therapy auditions—Mt Cook campus.
If there is enough interest from applicants, we may arrange audition dates in Auckland and/or Christchurch. Register your interest in attending an audition outside of Wellington on your application form.
The New Zealand School of Music encourages live auditions. If you are not able to attend an audition in person, you may be able to submit a recorded audition on DVD. You need to seek approval from a relevant administrator (Classical, Jazz or Music Therapy) to submit a recorded audition and read our guidelines.
Applying to audition
Courses requiring auditions
You need to audition if you intend to take Classical Performance or Jazz as part of a Bachelor of Music.
You need to audition to apply to study towards a Master of Music Therapy or to take Classical Performance or Jazz Performance as part of any of the following:
- Graduate Diploma in Music
- Postgraduate Diploma in Music
- Bachelor of Music (Honours)
- Master of Music
- Master of Musical Arts
- Artist Diploma
- Doctor of Musical Arts
You need to pay a non-refundable audition fee of NZD$52 when you apply. Payment must be received by the application deadline. International applicants will incur a NZD$15 bank processing fee. Account details and payment information are on the application form.
Where to send applications
Completed applications can be posted to:
Classical or Jazz or Music Therapy [choose one]
New Zealand School of Music
PO Box 2332,
For more information about auditions, please contact:
Classical Performance Administrator
Phone +64 4 463 5851
Jazz Performance Administrator
Phone +64 4 463 4762
Music Therapy Auditions
Music Therapy Administrator
Phone +64 4 463 4762