Christchurch School of Music

Welcome to CSM

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Welcome to the Christchurch School of Music.  

The CSM is one of New Zealand's greatest musical treasures, where tens of thousands of Christchurch children and adults have learned to love and appreciate music.  CSM is a place where the whole family can learn music in the same place at the same time!  We also offer a wide range of orchestras, ensembles and performing groups for all ages and abilities.  Want to join the most fabulous community organisation in Christchurch?  

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Orchestra Auditions (Strings)

Every year in Term 4, we like to audition our orchestral string players to help us make the most suitable placement for orchestras and lessons for next year.  The Audition will involve scales, one or more orchestral excerpts, sight reading and may also include a piece to their own choosing.    Most auditions will take place during the normal orchestra time on Saturday the 6th of December.   ISO violin auditions will take place on Saturday the 6th of December from 2-4pm at the CSM office and Sinfonia violin auditions will take place on Sunday the 7th of December from 2-4pm at the CSM Office. 

Christchurch Youth Orchestra Auditions

Auditions for the 2015 Christchurch Youth Orchestra will occur on the 25th of November.  A second round of auditions will be held in February, but if you want to join in for Classical Sparks in January you'll need to audition in the first round.  Full auditions for all sections will be held this year.  For more information download the brochure and application form.


60th Anniversary in 2015

CSM will celebrate it's 60th anniversary in 2015.   To help us plan for this celebration, we are starting to collect information relating to past CSM students and tutors.  See our Friends of CSM  page for more information.


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