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

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Phoenix Piano Trio

When: Thu 25 Jul, 1:00pm
Where: NCMA Recital Theatre
Local musicians Craig Duffy, Sally Wastney and Tamsin Leenhouwers come together as the Phoenix Piano Trio. Join them for some original, atmposheric music all composed in Nelson.

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Aotearoa Showcase & Solo Spotlight

When: Sat 27 Jul, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
NSO presents an Aotearoa Showcase with solo spotlight featuring 3 young soloists. Programme of New Zealand pieces including Ko te tatai whetu - Brownlee/Tikao

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Respiro Wind Quintet

When: Thu 1 Aug, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Respiro showcases the five distinctive voices of the wind quintet in this entertaining programme of lively dances, shanties, and joyful melodies by composers Farkas, Françaix, Agay, Arnold and Debussy