Our School of Music graduates share their stories of studying at the University of Auckland and the careers they are now pursuing.

Shiddharth stands onstage in front of a grand piano

Having moved to San Francisco to pursue his operatic career, rising star Shiddharth Chand reflects on what he loved about studying Music.

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Anne holding a violin

Bachelor of Music (Honours) graduate Anne Maroussia Filimoehala says her style of violin teaching is inspired by her time at the School of Music.

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Faced with so many options as a Bachelor of Music graduate, Eddie Liu now juggles a number of exciting roles in the music industry.

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Manase smiling in a blue shirt and waistcoat

Bachelor of Music (Honours) graduate and opera singer Manase Latu was invited to the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Program in New York.

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Tianyi Lu conducts an orchestra with a baton in hand

Bachelor of Music (Honours) graduate and conductor Tianyi Lu hopes younger women will see conducting as a real career option.

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Claire's headshot against a black back-drop

Composition graduate and freelance composer Claire Cowan is the first woman to score a full length ballet for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

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Claire Wackrow’s musicology degree gave her the broad knowledge to work in a variety of roles and a skillset she uses almost every day.

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Mel Parsons sits in a brick lane, with purple lipstick

Award-winning singer songwriter and touring artist Mel Parsons was part of the inaugural Popular Music programme.

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