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The TANZOS programme is restricted to five or six exceptional singers each year, selected by audition

Applications for 2024 are now closed and will reopen for the 2025 cohort next July.

This unique degree is offered by The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato with the paper code, MUSIC525 - MMus in Advanced Opera Studies. When you've set up your University of Waikato Profile, search for the 'MMus in Advanced Opera Studies'. Click here for instructions.

A BMus or academic equivalent is required along with a proven ability as a singer of promise with evidence provided at the time of application consisting of: 

  • Curricula Vitae

  • Links to 2 or more video recordings of performances

  • Up to two references from a teacher or opera practitioner

Once you've applied, you'll be contacted about whether you have been accepted for audition and sent information about what will be required. Audition dates for the 2024 intake will be available soon. For more information, see our Subject Page on the University Website.

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