Music Programme

[E] [email protected]
[T] +64 7 838 4380
[R] I1.06
I Block, 1st Floor

Postal Address:
Music Programme
School of Arts
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton 3240

Academic Staff

Director of Vocal Performance Kristin Darragh
Director of Performance (Voice)

Dr Rachael Griffiths-Hughes
Lecturer in Musicianship, Music History, Choral and Baroque Music, Undergraduate Advisor

Professor Martin Lodge
Convenor of Music

Dr Luca Manghi
Director of Performance (instrumental) - Flute Performance Fellow

Ms Malle Whitcombe
Programme Administrator

Dr Michael Williams
Senior Lecturer in Composition, Music and Technology, Orchestration, Harmony and Counterpoint. Graduate Advisor

Professional Staff

Mr Francis Cowan
Piano Accompanist

Music Performance Fellows 2022

Ian Campbell - Voice Teacher

Kristin Darragh - Voice Teacher

James Harrison - Voice Teacher

Luca Manghi - Flute Teacher

Gina Sanders - Voice Teacher

Lara Hall - Violin and Viola Teacher

Katherine Austin - Piano Teacher


Dame Malvina Major

Research Associates

David Dolan - Creative performance and classical improvisation
Wayne Laird - Music Production
Gao Ping - Cross-Cultural Composition and Performance
Glenn Riddle - Piano pedagogy and performance
Param Vir - Composition, Orchestral Music and Opera
Dave Whitehead - Sound Design and Composition

Sometime Lecturer in Māori Music

Dr Hirini Melbourne (1949-2003), ONZM, Ngāi Tūhoe and Ngāti Kahungunu

Sometime Emeritus Professor

Marshall Walker (1938-2014) - Literature and Music