Pandemic Response

One of the best things about music is that it brings people together, but in the coming days and weeks we will need to act carefully to help reduce the spread of disease.

The NCMA facility will open to teachers and students under strict hygiene and physical distancing measures from Monday 18 May.

NCMA has a wonderful, vibrant and active community, and we are eager to welcome our wider community back as soon as we are advised it is safe to gather. This is likely to follow advice that the nation is moving to Alert Level 1. We remain committed to our wider mission, and are working hard to keep our community engaged, learning and inspired. As opportunities present we will announce these via our Facebook page.

Please join us in recognition of those staff, teachers, parents, students and audience members who have acted with generosity despite adversity. It is humbling to appreciate the goodwill of our team and community.

Our response to the spread of the novel coronavirus will be updated regularly on this page and on our Facebook page, and if cancellations affect you directly we will be in touch by email, text message or phone.

Specific information for members of our community follows, and will be updated regularly as the situation develops.


22/4/20 Education update:

Term 2 has begun by remote learning for some students from Monday 20 April. Physical distancing and occupancy limits mean we can't offer our full range of courses just yet, and some lessons will continue to be delivered online. For more information about the courses and activities that are currently available please visit our Facebook page, or use the contact button below.

Please click here to view more information for Teachers and Staff

Please click here to view more information for Students and Whanau.

22/4/20 Community update:

The NCMA facility may be available to affiliated community groups and hirers at Alert Level 2 under strict safety restrictions including physical distancing, maximum gathering limits, contact tracing, and hygiene measures.

For most facility users including audiences and larger gatherings the facility will re-open as national restrictions ease.

Please click here to view further information from our Strategic Pandemic Response plan.

Contact us

for more information on NCMA's response to the current pandemic. We will respond to your query as soon as we are able.