Musical Culture

  • Musical Culture



Music has made a strong impact on history and contemporary culture all over the world. With this major, you will learn about the history and development of music throughout the ages, the modern music industry and Aotearoa New Zealand music in the first year.

From the second year onwards, you will also learn about Māori performance, popular music, musical philosophy and research, musical heritage of the western world, and musical practices, education and impact in the community.

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School of Music

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Postal address College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata  University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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