Christchurch School of Music

Exciting new groups in 2015

Orff Marimba Ensemble (ages 8 - 12) - Saturday 12:15 - 1:00 

Anything Blows (Adults) - Saturday 1:15 - 1:45  

Junior Children's Choir (ages 5 - 8)  - Saturday 10:00 - 10:45

We'd like to start a Junior Wind Band this year to give our youth the opportunity to play the exciting wind band repertiore.  If you play a wind, brass or percussion instrument let us know if you're interested in joining this group.  

Junior Wind Band (Youth) - Saturday 2:45 - 3:30 (tbc)

Don't miss our Try an Instrument Day this coming Saturday, the 31st of January from 10:00 - 12:00 at Catholic Cathedral College. 


Welcome to CSM

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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Junior Symphony Orchestra 

If you are interested in being in our Junior Symphony Orchestra why not come along to our first rehearsal on Saturday 14 February 2015 and try it out. No cost, no obligation-just come along and join in, play some great music and see if you enjoy it. The orchestra meets at 8.45am in the Hall at Catholic Cathedral College and everyone is welcome. If you have a great time you will be able to enrol straight away and enjoy a great year of music making with new friends. Call 366-1711 for more information 

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 contact orchestra manager, Jo Vergeer on 021-236-5819

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.


Christchurch Pops Choir seeks new Artistic Director

Christchurch Pops Choir seeks new Artistic Director

The Christchurch Pops Choir is seeking a new Artistic Director to start in July 2015. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, musical leader to assume the role at an exciting time in the Choir’s history.

Inaugural Artistic Director Luke Di Somma has announced his resignation so he can pursue new opportunities, effective mid 2015.  Luke started the choir in June 2011, and the choir's management team say his leadership and direction has been instrumental in establishing the Pops sound, diverse repertoire and team culture.

"While the Christchurch Pops Choir is sad to see Luke leave, we wholeheartedly support him in this decision," Pops chair Anne-Marie Cotton says.

Di Somma says that “forming and leading the Pops Choir has been one of the most rewarding things I have done. While I am enormously sad to leave, the choir is in great voice and heart and is ready for a new Artistic Director to take them forward.”

The Christchurch Pops Choir is well established as an important part of Christchurch’s musical entertainment landscape, performing at everything from Coca Cola Christmas in the Park to Champion Canterbury Awards, Sport Canterbury Awards, the arrivals areas at Christchurch Airport, and Christmas carols in rest homes.

For more information and a job description please email Administrator Sue Bealing at  Applications close 28 February 2015.


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