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Study Music in SIT

SIT can help you turn your passion into a career!

  • Small, friendly classes
  • One on one lessons in your major instrument
  • The right mix of practical performance and music theory
  • Fantastic performing and recording facilities

The SIT School of Music offers a range of contemporary music courses in which students undertakes weekly performances, organised tours and concerts and enjoy one-on-one lessons and performance workshops. Students also have access to world class recording equipment and recording studios at SIT Sound, with collaboration between audio production students providing future business networks, and of course great friendships!

As well as being strongly practical, students are taught to read and transcribe music charts. Our tutors have all worked in the music industry, and prepare students for a wide range of music careers.

Students can study a variety of majors, from practical performance through to singer/songwriter or music education studies. Graduates of SIT music courses are performing, teaching and writing music throughout New Zealand and around the world. Graduates can also go on to postgraduate study, as the programme develops research and critical thinking skills in its academic papers.


Three years full time

  • Specialize in keyboard, electric guitar, music education, bass guitar, drums, singer/songwriter or voice.
  • Access to high quality instruments, equipment, studios and two performance theatres (both equipped with state-of-the-art audio equipment)
  • Strong music theory and practical components, with a broad base of industry studies
  • Students are provided with weekly performance opportunities – a great way to hone skills and develop stage presence
  • Complete a double degree in Audio Production and Contemporary Music in just 4 years!

Career Opportunities:

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music is designed for people wishing to pursue a career in the arts as a performer or specialized instrument teacher.  It is also an excellent degree for those wishing to pursue further training as a primary or secondary teacher, and can also lead to further postgraduate study in music.

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music aims to produce graduates who have a wide range of professional skills and are industry-ready.

Qualification: Degree

Level: 7

Dates: 15 February to 11 November 2016

Duration: 3 years full time

Location: Invercargill

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