School of Music events

School of Music Popular Music students take to the stage.

We regularly host events showcasing our students, staff and invited guests.


  • Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2019: Call for Entries (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning, Fine Arts, Music) Event as iCalendar
    02 April 2019 - 03 May 2019
    The acclaimed Simon Devitt Prize for Photography is now open for entries to any full-time student within the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries. This year's theme is House Hunting. The winner will take home $1000 and a Canon camera. Entries close Friday 3 May.
  • Grad Gala (Creative Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    02 May 2019, 7:30pm
    Celebrate Autumn Graduation in style with this year's popular Grad Gala concert. Performances from the winner of the 2019 Grad Gala Soloist Competition, the University of Auckland Massed Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Big Band and Pop Music students, will all add to the occasion as we enjoy the School of Music’s rising stars.
  • Lunchtime concerts (Creative Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    10 May 2019, 1 - 2pm
    See our fabulous School of Music students prepare, produce and perform intimate and collaborative concerts from 1-2pm most Fridays. Next performance: Fri 10 May.
  • Jazz Students in Concert (Creative Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    20 May 2019, 7:30 - 10pm
    See talented School of Music students perform a mix of jazz standards, modern pieces and original works as part of their course assessments.
  • Karlheinz Company Concert: John Rimmer at 80 (Creative Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    26 May 2019, 5pm
    Join us at the University of Auckland School of Music, as we celebrate New Zealand composer and Emeritus Professor John Rimmer's 80th birthday, with a special celebration concert. Presented by contemporary music ensemble the Karlheinz Company, the concert will celebrate a variety of Rimmer's chamber and electronic works and include tribute compositions by former students.
  • Llewelyn Jones Piano Composition Competition (Creative Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    07 June 2019, 7:30pm
    Original piano works by the University's composition students will be performed in this annual competition, founded in memory of noted Auckland pianist and composer Llewelyn Jones (1895–1978).
  • Graham Allen Musical Theatre Prize Concert (Creative Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    19 October 2019, 7pm
    A gala evening showcasing students as they perform our favourite musical theatre repertoire and compete for the event's prizes.
  • Douglas Lilburn Trust Composition Prize Concert (Creative Events, Music) Event as iCalendar
    25 October 2019, 7:30pm
    This competition concert is a major event on the School of Music’s composition and sonic arts calendar. Prizes from the Lilburn Trust are awarded to the top student composers and performers.