Join us at the next Singing School New Zealand in 2023
and develop your singing performance.

- Meet your Artistic Directors   - Apply to be a student     Fees  

 -  Programme  - Location  - Accommodation   - Awards    - Wellbeing

Your School


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We offer our students

• Personal tuition with world-class tutors

• Classes to suit your style, voice, and ability.

• Public performance opportunities

• Development of your confidence

• Professional links and new friends

• Career development

Check here for the School curriculum outline.

Student Resources

Look here for all you need as a student at Singing School 2023

This is updated closer to the school starting.

Introducing our Artistic Directors who look forward to working with you.

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Christine Douglas – Classical                                            


Applications for 2023 will open in late 2022, however you can register your interest to receive email updates.


Are you 16 years or older?

Have you had at least 3 years of singing lessons?

Do you want to develop your performance skills with top tutors?

Register for 2023 Summer School

Registering is not a commitment but if you are thinking about coming to the next summer school in 2023, we will keep in touch with you.  Simply email us with “Love to Sing” in the subject line and your name in the text.


Singing teachers, school music teachers, musical directors, singers  ....

We love having you as observers sitting in on our masterclasses and group rehearsals.  We know you might not have time to be at the School full time but you can join us for half a day or a few hours - whatever suits your schedule.  Take some time out to brush up on new skills, gain ideas, and be an audience for our full-time students! 


Observer registration details, fees etc will be posted in the Student Resources page in late 2022.


How To Apply


Fees 2023


School fees for 2023 will be set in early 2022.  More information is the Student Resources page.   Also check the page for scholarship and hardship study subsidy information to assist with fees. 

The Singing School offers an exciting, challenging learning environment over 11 days. You’ll come prepared with songs or arias you have rehearsed, and be ready to have your singing transformed!

Check the curriculum outline here.

So what’s a typical day for students?

• Warm up –  start your day with vocal and physical warm-ups.  

• Technical – learn new ways of improving your voice and stage presence

• Masterclass – you'll either be singing and getting that valuable one-on-one tutoring, or you will be watching and listening and learning from others being tutored.  The summer school guarantees a full 4 hours of personal tutoring.

• Classical students also have language classes – French, German, Italian.  

• Sing together – everyone gets to sing in an ensemble and a mass chorus to rehearse for the School’s public concerts.

• Meals together –  time to nourish your body and make new friendships.

• Singing, more singing - in the evening in-house concerts are when all students perform their prepared song. And one night the faculty will entertain you! 

• Fun! You enjoy some great social times too, and develop strong contacts and friendships. 
• Recharge! You will have downtime during the day to review your work, and finish early enough in the evening so you can get a good night's sleep and be ready for the next exciting day. 

Daily Warm Up
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Joel Amosa having a lesson
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The Programme


The School is located in sunny Hawke's Bay at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Taradale, Napier. 

We highly value this sponsorship from the EIT which allows us to use their attractive campus for classes and rehearsals. 

The campus has modern classrooms, a large rehearsal space in the whare (meeting house) and a lecture theatre for in-house concerts and talks. A cafeteria is open for lunch, dinner and snacks, plus there’s plenty of outdoor space for unwinding or studying between classes.

Check out the map for location.



Where to stay? You will need to budget for accommodation and transport costs if you stay any distance from the school.


  • Stay with friends or family in the area - don't forget to budget for contributing to household costs

  • Book a holiday house to share with other singing friends  - remember to budget for some food and possibly transport

  • Some residential accommodation may be arranged for younger students and will be advised closer to the school.



Awards are available and are presented at the end of the school based on the tutors’ assessment of students’ outstanding performances, learning and potential.  The major awards are presented at the final concert, and others at other performances.


Wellbeing, Health & Safety

The Singing School maintains Health and Safety standards as required by New Zealand law and by our campus sponsor, performance and accommodation venues.   Students and faculty are informed of these requirements on arrival.  Australian students in particular are given earthquake safety advice, as these occur in Hawke's Bay.


Because the School has a demanding programme, we also advise students on how to take care of their personal physical and mental well-being, including their voice.