School of Music

Do you want to study music at New Zealand's leading university? Whether your ambition is to be a solo musician, an orchestral performer, a professional songwriter, a composer, arranger or sound engineer, a music journalist, researcher, historian or teacher, NICAI’s School of Music provides the ideal environment to help you develop to your full potential.

Many of our graduates have achieved national and international recognition, including sopranos Margaret Medlyn and Morag Atchison, concert pianist John Chen, flautist Alexa Still, and composers Gillian Whitehead, Eve de Castro-Robinson and John Rimmer.


  • Music academic staff

    View profiles and contact details of the teaching staff in the School of Music.

  • Research

    Some examples of research being undertaken by staff and students at the School of Music.

  • Meet our students and graduates

    Music students and graduates share their insights and experiences.

  • Chamber Choir

    Read about The University of Auckland Chamber Choir, a brilliant ensemble comprising current Music students and alumni who are professional artists.

Music Events

  • Venus and Mars | Auckland Chamber Choir (Music, NICAI Events) Event as iCalendar
    03 June 2016, 7:30 - 9pm
    The University of Auckland’s premier choral ensembles, the Auckland Chamber Choir and Accord women’s choir, present a concert of adventurous and beautiful repertoire.
  • Hyphen // HyperSpace (NICAI Events, Dance Studies, Architecture and Planning, Music) Event as iCalendar
    04 June 2016, 7pm
    University of Auckland Dance Studies, Architecture and Music students present a series of interdisciplinary collaborative choreographies.
  • Classroom Sessions (Music, NICAI Events) Event as iCalendar
    07 June 2016 - 27 August 2016
    Come and join these inspiring workshop sessions tailored specifically for Secondary School students, led by staff and guests of the School of Music.
  • Wallace International Piano Festival (NICAI Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    07 July 2016 - 10 July 2016
    Aimed at young New Zealand pianists and piano enthusiasts, the Wallace International Piano Festival presents recitals from three international concert pianists, piano masterclasses and workshops.

Events Brochure

You can download the 2016 School of Music events brochure and calendar here

School of Music

Building 250
6 Symonds Street, Auckland
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General enquiries: 09 923 4660

For further information contact:
The University of Auckland Student Information Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 63