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

Michael Tsalka – Final Concert

baroque
When: Sat 21 Apr
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
For his final NCMA residency concert Michael will again perform with the NCMA Chamber Orchestra. This concert is a general admission event and entry is by koha.

Behn Quartet

Behn Quartet Strings
When: Tue 24 Apr
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
The Behn Quartet have been earning rave reviews since 2015. Winners of the 2016 Amadeus Prize, they also hold the CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music.

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.