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.

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

Auditions for 2022 are now open.

Auditions for 2022 are now open - for more information email [email protected]

Find out more

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.