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

Harmonie Harp Orchestra Performs Saturday November 2nd

When: Sat 2 Nov, 3:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Let yourself be carried away by the sound of many harps playing in ensemble. Entry by donation. "It is a rare treat to hear all these harps played together and we want to share the joy!"

NMIT presents ORIGINS – the heart of NZ Music

When: Thu 7 Nov, 7:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
'ORIGINS' is a musical event celebrating emerging NZ Certificate and Diploma in Music student songwriters studying at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

NCMA and NMIT present Julia Deans in Concert

When: Fri 8 Nov, 8:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years. Julia will be performing a one-off solo show.