SOUNZ's mission is:

To champion the music of Aotearoa/New Zealand by collecting and curating resources, connecting them with audiences and collaborating with partners towards shared goals.

Collect:  We maintain and develop a diverse collection of quality New Zealand music resources (scores, audio, video etc) and make them available for loan, hire, sale and download, accessed through SOUNZ Online. 

Curate: We offer guidance to the resources in the collection so that our users can find the information or the material they need.

Connect: We connect performers, presenters, teachers, composers, artistic directors and broadcasters with New Zealand music through our promotional activities and projects:

  • SOUNZ Contemporary Award presented in partnership with APRA rewards excellence and inspiration in contemporary art music composition.
  • Resound project supported by NZ On Air and in partnership with RNZ Concert has made many historical recordings of NZ concert music available online, produces new studio recordings of key works, and allows us to film live concerts for free online streaming.
In 2013 SOUNZ rebranded and developed the online access point to the catalogue. Read about it here.   

SOUNZ is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees who meet four times a year in Wellington.

We are registered as a charitable trust with the charities commission (CC22488) and welcome individual support through donations and membership of our Friends programme. Friends membership is $50 annually, or donations can be made online into our bank account no 38 9010 0874327 00.

SOUNZ is a member of IAMIC , the International Association of Music Information Centres, and the International Music Council of Unesco. 


Executive Director: Diana Marsh

Project Manager: Roger Smith

Financial Administrator: Alpana Chovhan

Resound Audio Curator: Salina Fisher

Communications Manager: Sanna Lounasto

Collection Co-ordinator: Karlo Margetic

Office Administrator: Vivien Lee

Resound Project Manager: Chris Watson

SOUNZ Board of Trustees

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 Elizabeth Kerr (Chair) Vicki Allpress Hill   Eve de Castro-Robinson
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Anthony Healey

 David Hutton Clare Somerville


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 Brendan Smyth Tama Waipara  Victoria Kelly
Chair, Composers' Advisory Panel

Composers' Advisory Panel

Victoria Kelly (Chair)
Kenneth Young
Gareth Farr
Claire Cowan
Charles Royal
Horomona Horo
Alex Taylor

Our Funders

The Centre for New Zealand Music is funded by Creative New Zealand (Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa), APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and also through Recorded Music NZ. The Centre receives generous support from the Lilburn Trust for our work promoting New Zealand music and from the Wellington Community Trust and the Stout TrustSOUNZ is also funded by NZ On Air for the Resound project.

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Click here for a page of useful Links in the New Zealand Music community.


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