The Pettman National Junior Academy is based in Auckland and Christchurch New Zealand.

The Academy is a unique programme in New Zealand that offers young musicians the chance to challenge themselves and develop their skills in a supportive environment, surrounded by people with outstanding musical talent. We aim to encourage and inspire talented musicians to achieve to the very best of their ability, and to enjoy the journey the Academy will take them on.

The Academy is proudly supported by Barrie & Maureen Pettman who grant a substantial scholarship to each student who is offered a place at the Academy. These scholarships are put toward each student’s fees.


General Information
Our Staff
Programme Costs

Wolfgang Kraemer  –  Academy Director



Edith Salzmann  –  Artistic Director