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 Lunchtime Series: Trio Jackson ‘Violin and Guitar’

When: Thu 28 Mar, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Trio Jackson are a family group who have been playing together for over twenty years. This has created a magical musical synthesis born of their intuitive, creative and empathetic ensemble expression.

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Dvorak Czech mate!

When: Sat 30 Mar, 7:30pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
The Nelson Symphony Orchestra’s first concert for 2019 Czech Mate! will take place at the Auditorium, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm.

NCMA Lunchtime Series: Zeb Wulff ‘Piano’

When: Thu 4 Apr, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Zeb Wulff brings to the NCMA stage a suite of ten piano pieces ‘Pictures at an exhibition’ by Mussorgsky - A depiction of Mussorgsky himself wandering through a memorial exhibition of paintings.