Notice of NCMA 2019 AGM


In accordance with clause 20.1 of the Trust’s Rules, the 2019 Annual General Meeting is to be held on: Thursday 4th July at 6:00 –...

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French Flavours on Bastille Day

NCMA’s next Celebration Series concert features well-known violinist John Thomson and pianist Monica Chang who perform as the Emanon Duo. John is well known in...

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New Collaboration For Artists & Musicians


Artists from across the region are invited to paint or draw during two lunchtime concerts, held at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on Thursday...

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NZ Guitar Quartet to perform at NCMA

AOTNZ presents New Zealand Guitar Quartet at NCMA – Sunday 7thJuly The New Zealand Guitar Quartet bring an infectious energy to the stage! Fresh from...

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Levity Beet to perform at NCMA

AWARD WINNING CHILDREN’S MUSICIAN LEVITY BEET TO PERFORM AT NCMA DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS If you’re looking for something to do with the kids during the...

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Congratulations to Nigel Weeks, QSM


Many congratulations to Nigel from everyone in the Nelson-Tasman music community. Nigel was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours. This...

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Celebrating 125 Years of Music at NCMA

KEYBOARD SPECIALIST AND FORMER NELSON RESIDENT, DOUGLAS MEWS TO PERFORM ON NCMA’S 125TH BIRTHDAY Nelson Centre of Musical Arts is celebrating its 125th birthday on Sunday 9th June....

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Hollie Smith to perform at NCMA

Hollie Smith and The Committee

HOLLIE SMITH & THE COMMITTEE TO PERFORM AT NELSON CENTRE OF MUSICAL ARTS One of NZ’s most iconic and soulful musicians, Hollie Smith returns to...

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NCMA’s Celebration Series: Douglas Mews

Bach and Handel at the Keyboard Douglas Mews, once a Nelson resident, returns to play the Cawthron Organ and NCMA harpsichord in a recital of...

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Scholarship Winners 2018

Well done to everyone that took part in the NCMA Scholarship Competition over the weekend and many congratulations to our winners and those who received...

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Notice of AGM & Trustee Nominations

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING In accordance with clause 20.1 of the Trust’s Rules, the 2018 Annual General Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 29th August...

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Director’s Post April 2018

Auditorium 1900s

Building a Home for Music Lovers Across the Nelson-Tasman Region In June 1894, the people of Nelson rallied to the challenge of building a school...

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Coming soon to NCMA: Affordable Group Classes

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New for Term 2: Learn to play the guitar the affordable way Ever wondered about learning the guitar, but think it’s just too expensive? NCMA...

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Message from James

James Donaldson, Director, Nelson Centre Musical Arts

Never in my life have I been so excited about coming to work, and never has it been so hard to leave my desk at...

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Introducing NCMA: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

An exciting transformation and new beginnings Today, we are pleased to announce a new name for Nelson School of Music. Our new brand was launched...

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website After months of planning, we are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. We’ve created a brand...

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Building Progress – Kidson Building

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We’re back home After 4 years of being homeless, we received the keys for the Kidson Building on Monday 15th January and have been slowly...

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