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

Messiah

When: Fri 25 May, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
SOLD OUT. The Nelson Civic Choir are coming home! This well-known local choir will be back in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium to perform Handel's Messiah, under the baton of Pete Rainey.

Messiah

When: Sat 26 May, 2:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
SOLD OUT. The Nelson Civic Choir are coming home! This well-known local choir will be back in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium to perform Handel's Messiah, under the baton of Pete Rainey.

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & Stroma

Alex Ross, Bianca Andrew and Stroma
When: Sun 27 May, 6:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Alex Ross shares the stage with mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew and STROMA to present a musical tasting session that winds through the ages, featuring work by Ravel, Bartók, Stravinsky and Schoenberg.