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, the University of Auckland’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.


  • About the School of Music

    A brief history of the School, and information about facilities, resources and creative partnerships.

  • Study options

    Find out about the range of programmes offered in Music at the University of Auckland.

  • 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

  • Sundays @5 Series (Music, Creative Events) Event as iCalendar
    07 August 2016, 5 - 7pm
    A series of performances throughout the year that highlight School of Music staff, students, national and international guests. NEXT EVENT: Nicholas Isherwood | The Electric Voice.
  • Popular Music Showcase (Music, Creative Events) Event as iCalendar
    11 August 2016, 7 - 9:30pm
    This concert is the major student event on the School of Music’s popular music calendar and will showcase current students performing their original works.
  • Classroom Sessions (Music, Creative Events) Event as iCalendar
    13 August 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.
  • Courses and Careers Day (Creative Events, Dance Studies, Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts, Music) Event as iCalendar
    27 August 2016, 9am - 3:30pm
    Welcome to Creative Arts and Industries. Come along to meet our staff and students and find out more about what you will study, how to get in and the career opportunities available when you graduate.
  • Opera Scenes (Music, Creative Events) Event as iCalendar
    16 September 2016 - 17 September 2016, 7:30pm
    Experience the bright future of opera in New Zealand with an evening of opera scenes performed by the talented students from the School of Music.
  • Cloudburst (Music, Creative Events) Event as iCalendar
    28 September 2016, 8pm
    Orchestra and Massed Choir Concert presented in association with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

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