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Undergraduate subject



06 October 2023

UC offers individual lessons and group classes in a range of musical instruments and voice.





Music studies in Performance develops creative ideas and expression through all styles of music. With rapid growth and cultural shifts in the music industry, professional artists need the skills to be flexible and adaptive performers.

Developing your musical abilities at UC is a unique opportunity to learn from professionals and connect with other musicians and the local arts scene.

How to apply

Entry to some first-year Performance courses are limited based on an audition with an instrument or in singing.

Applications for 2024 have now closed. Please use this form to apply to audition for 2025. The form contains key information on the audition process.


What will my study involve?

  • Learn through individual lessons and group classes in a wide range of musical instruments and voice.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to join large and small ensembles and the UC Chamber Choir, UC Gamelan Ensemble, and/or AN Ensemble.
  • You will have plenty of opportunities to perform publicly, with 100+ concerts hosted on campus each year.


Career opportunities

People with strong musical talents are always highly sought after by event organisers and arts businesses.

Career pathways could include:

  • choirs and orchestras
  • musical theatre
  • music therapy
  • event management.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Music.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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