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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

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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

CANCELLED: EMERGE! Rising Talent

When: Sat 30 Oct, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
The second concert in our EMERGE series features gifted local performers under the age of 20 who have achieved national recognition.

Spring into Summer

When: Sun 7 Nov, 2:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
THIS EVENT IS AT NELSON CATHEDRAL Nelson Youth Choir, established in 2020, presents their first concert, Spring into Summer, to capture the renewal and hope that Spring brings, and to explore the brig

New Zealand String Quartet National Tour

When: Sun 7 Nov, 4:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will perform across Aotearoa throughout August and September for its 2021 National Tour.