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

NSO: Opera Mania

When: Sat 22 Sep, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
The NSO with resident Music Director Nigel Weeks will perform with soprano soloist Allison Cormack and the Nelson Male Voice Choir playing operatic favourites by Verdi, Wagner, Weber & others.

Ioana Cristina Goicea & Andrey Gugnin

Ioana Cristina Andrey Gugnin Violin Piano
When: Sat 29 Sep, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Justly proclaimed ‘ones to watch’, Andrey Gugnin and Ioana Cristina Goicea, will perform two programmes of lush Romantic and contemporary music including Schubert, Brahms, Stravinsky and Pergolesi.

St Cecilia Mass & Choruses

Nelson Civic Choir St Cecilia Mass
When: Sun 30 Sep, 2:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Nelson Civic Choir presents St Cecilia Mass & Choruses. Featured choruses include Mozart's Ave Verum, Handel's Zadok the Priest and Verdi's Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.