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

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 our students. All 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

Los Hermanos Guitar Ensemble

When: Thu 22 Feb
Where: Old St John’s
The Los Hermanos Guitar Ensemble have kindly offered to hold a fundraising concert, with all proceeds being donated to NCMA. Come along for a delightful evening of music whilst supporting NCMA.

Michael Tsalka Piano Recital

baroque
When: Sun 25 Feb
Where: Old St John’s
Michael Tsalka, is a distinguished teacher and keyboard player. He performs with equal virtuosity on harpsichord, and modern piano and is the guest Artist in Residence for NCMA from Feb - April.

Michael Tsalka Blenheim Concert

baroque
When: Sat 10 Mar
Where: ASB Theatre Marlborough
Chopin & Co: The Marlborough Civic Orchestra with pianist Michael Tsalka & the Classical Jazz Quartet featuring Cathy Irons will play the ASB Theatre in Blenheim