Music at Waikato

Welcome to Music

Waikato offers you the opportunity to study music with leading professional performers, composers, and musicologists. Specialist facilities include the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber in the university's Academy of Performing Arts building.

Music at the University of Waikato is dynamic and progressive in outlook. Students benefit from teaching by staff who are not only highly qualified professionally but also are at the forefront in their fields nationally, and bench marked to top international levels in key areas.

You can study music performance/composition/Music Technology and the theory and history of music. Music can be undertaken as part of any degree; BMus, BA (as a major or minor), and as elective papers in any other degree at the university. We also offer a full range of graduate and post graduate programs from Diplomas to Doctorates.

From 2019 we are delighted to be able to offer an additional composition stream - to download our 2019 degree planners simply click here.

Music in the News

Second Round of Auditions 10th October

A second round of auditions is open on the 10th October from 2pm onward for performance students wishing to study in 2019.

Audition form for domestic students

Audition form for international students

Cellist James Tennant on international string competition jury

Senior Lecturer in cello James Tennant was selected to be part of jury panel at the prestigious Schoenfield International String  Competition- Harbin. We already knew what an incredible performer and pedagogue James was but this is a wonderful acknowledgement of his talents.

Music on Facebook

The official Facebook Page of the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music.

BMus Performance Auditions

Audition dates and forms for domestic and international performance students.

Concert Programme

Latest diary of Concerts, Lunchtime Recital Series, Opera, and Masterclasses


Offering a balanced, comprehensive curriculum with a criteria based assessment programme - Proudly accredited by the University of Waikato.