In memoriam

Ellis Marsalis, one of NOCCA’s founding fathers and a lifelong friend of the school, has died. Read a statement from NOCCA and The NOCCA Institute here.

COVID-19 resources for artists, entrepreneurs, and others

Our efforts are currently focused on helping alumni navigate the economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have lost revenue–whether due to cancelled gigs, layoffs, or other causes–fill out this form. We hope to share information with NOCCA fans and others who may be hiring. Also, check out this growing list of resources for artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.

Our alumni have some great words of encouragement for today’s NOCCA students:

Welcome home, alumni!

Thousands of students have trained at NOCCA since the school first opened its doors in 1974. Whether you took classes at UNO, NOMA, on Perrier Street, or on Chartres Street, this site is your home for info about reunions, casual meet-ups, workshops, and other alumni resources.