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

Sprinkle a Little Sunshine

When: Fri 27 Apr
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Suzy Cato & Kath Bee invite kids to sprinkle a little sunshine on themselves and others. In this fun interactive concert, Kath and Suzy will perform together, sharing new songs & old favourites.

NCMA Heritage Tour

NCMA Heritage Tour Event
When: Sat 28 Apr
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Be among the first to get a "behind-the-scenes" tour of NCMA's brand new facilities and heritage Auditorium. Hear about the challenges of marrying the old with the new from our project architects.

Bryce Wastney

Bryce Wastney
When: Thu 3 May
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Bryce Wastney is a well travelled acoustic singer songwriter, well known for his engaging stage presence, beautifully written songs and captivating & entertaining stories in-between songs.