New Beginnings

AND A NEW NAME FOR
NELSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Listen

FIND OUT WHAT CONCERTS AND
PERFORMANCES ARE IN THE WINGS

Learn

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO
PICK UP AN INSTRUMENT

About NCMA

A UNIQUE AND
COLOURFUL HISTORY

Venue Hire

BOOK OUR WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES
FOR YOUR NEXT CONCERT OR EVENT

Get Involved

GET INVOLVED IN MUSIC IN OUR
COMMUNITY OR SUPPORT NCMA

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (NCMA)

An internationally renowned community hub for all things musical in the Nelson-Tasman region

About NCMA

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts is the new name for Nelson School of Music. We're a community hub for all things musical. Whether you want to learn an instrument, perform as part of a group or come to one of our concerts, there is something for all.

Education programmes

With a history of delivering music education across the Nelson-Tasman region, NCMA offers an ever-growing range of classes and groups to meet the musical needs of students. Classes are run by professional teachers who are accredited to NCMA.

Venue hire

NCMA's world-class facilities are available to hire. We offer a unique performance venue, rehearsal spaces and studios. Talk to us today about booking our facilities for your next concert, event or private function. We'll be happy to help.

Upcoming events

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: NCMA’s Schola Musica

When: Thu 30 May, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
NCMA’s Schola Musica is a well-established string ensemble featuring Nelson’s finest young string players. Join this talented group as they perform “Strings of Joy” featuring work by Mozart and more.

Ceol Aneas Concert – Irish Music Festival

When: Sun 2 Jun, 7:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
An evening of spellbinding music that traditional music fans cannot afford to miss. Expect a lively evening of Irish music and "craic" with Irish song and toe tapping tunes.

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Bryce Wastney

When: Thu 6 Jun, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Bryce Wastney is a well-travelled acoustic singer songwriter, well known for his engaging stage presence, beautifully written songs and captivating & entertaining stories in-between songs.