Christchurch School of Music


May Music Festival

Entries are open for our May Music Festival which is on 22-23 May.

There are classes for strings, woodwind, brass and recorder as well as opportunities for duets, ensembles and beginners.

This festival is a great opportunity for students to perform to a sympathetic audience and receive some feedback.

All the information you need is here

Entries open for May Music festival

Entries are now open for the May Music Festival. All the information you need and the registration form are here:

CSM May Music Festival

Two more sleeps!

Just two more sleeps until we are underway for another exciting year of music – if you haven’t enrolled yet it’s not too late – just give us a call next week and we can sort you out.

Don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions. Roll on Saturday!!

Happy New Year

Happy new year to all our families and friends. We are so looking forward to lots of great music making in 2021. Enrolments are still being accepted – you can enrol online or if you want to chat about your options just give us a call on 366-1711.

The first day of term is Saturday 13 February.

Merry Christmas!

Thank you to our families, teachers and friends for all your wonderful support throughout this challenging year. The office is now closed and will open again on Monday 11 January. We will be checking our emails from the 4th so please email us and we will be back in touch as soon as possible. Enrolments can continue to be made through out the holiday break. With our very best wishes for a wonderful holiday break.

Office closed for holidays

The CSM office will close at 5pm on Friday 18 December and will re-open on Tuesday 12 January.

We will be clearing emails from 4 January.

Enrolments are open now – We will be back in touch as soon as we return to the office.

Please email Leigh Cookson, CSM’s office manager on or Celia Stewart, Music Director on if you have any questions.

Otherwise leave a message on the phone – 03-366-1711 and we will be back in touch.

Happy holidays to all our CSM families and supporters.


A reminder that this coming weekend (13-15 November) is Show Weekend (with no Show!). There is no CSM on Saturday, Enjoy a relaxing weekend from us all.

Two Concerts this weekend 17 October

Two exciting concerts coming up this Saturday. Make sure you get your vote in then come and join us for some great music. There will be door sales only for each concert – just $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Adult Ensembles at 3.30pm and our Spring Gala at 6pm (which will give you time to get home and follow the election results!) all in the Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre.

Covid-19 update Friday 14th

Because we are remaining in Level 2 for at least another week, all ensembles, orchestras, and lessons are still on tomorrow and through next week. Take care, stay home if you’re sick, wear a mask if it feels right (not so useful if you’re a wind or brass player!) try and keep at least 1 metre from others and wash your hands!! We look forward to seeing you.