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: Alan K Gray ‘The Organist Entertains’

When: Thu 28 Feb, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
'The Organist Entertains' was a long-running music programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2. Alan's programme aims to capture the spirit of the variety of organ music that each broadcast offered.

Your Chance to Play the Cawthron Fundraiser

Cawthron Fundraiser
When: Sun 3 Mar, 3:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to play the Cawthron Organ & raise funds to ensure its future at the same time! You'll get 10 minutes of play for $20. Call, email or come in and see us to book.

NCMA Lunchtime Series: Juliet Ayre & Richard Mapp ‘Violin and Piano’

When: Thu 7 Mar, 1:00pm
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Juliet Ayre (violin) and Richard Mapp (piano) transport you to the cafés and musical cuisine of France, with works by Ravel, Debussy, and César Franck’s beautiful Violin and Piano Sonata in A.