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

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Last Night of the Proms

When: Sun 22 Sep, 2:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents a cornucopia of all the traditional and well-loved lollipops from the Last Night of the Prom. Expect lots of audience participation. Conductor: Nigel E. Weeks

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Pianist Richard Mapp

When: Thu 26 Sep, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Well known pianist Richard Mapp gives his first solo concert in Nelson since moving here earlier in the year. Richard will perform works by Bach, Chopin and Schubert.

NCMA End of Term Student Showcase Concert

When: Sat 28 Sep, 2:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Come along and hear NCMA students perform at this end of term concert. Students will showcase what they have been learning in their lessons. Everyone is welcome. Pay what you feel.