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

Young Voices & Piano

Young Voices & Piano Nelson College for Girls Lunchtime Concert
When: Thu 23 Aug, 12:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Nelson College for Girls present a showcase of vocal & piano pieces as part of our lunchtime concert series. Come along and hear songs by Kander, Lloyd Webber and piano music from Beethoven & Chopin.

NCG Mid-Winter Concert

NCG Mid Winter Concert
When: Mon 27 Aug, 7:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Join Nelson College for Girls for a sumptuous evening of musical excellence with their choirs, orchestra, chamber music groups and top soloists, including the Cawthron organ.

Viola & Voice

Anatoly Zelinsky & Louisa Pilkington
When: Thu 30 Aug, 12:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Anatoly Zelinsky (viola) and Louisa Pilkington (mezzo soprano) will perform at NCMA as part of our lunchtime series. The duo will perform works by J.S. Bach, A. Zelinsky and Petr Eben.