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

Off Broadway Performing Arts Showcase

When: Thu 20 Dec, 7:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Off Broadway students show off their successful Trinity exam pieces in both Acting and Musical Theatre accompanied by Clare Monti on piano and a special group performances from IN THE HEIGHTS .

Cairde

When: Sun 23 Dec, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Cairde's farewell concert was one of the last public performances in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium before it was closed due to earthquake risk. It is a great pleasure to announce their return.

All Girl Big Band – The Ages

When: Fri 4 Jan, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
The All Girl Big Band is a full jazz big band of women musicians with the addition of Kate Taylor, a powerhouse vocalist. "The Ages" is an enthusiastic masterclass in Big Band virtuosity.