The Mini Minstrels Music Program, is an exciting and fun-filled introduction to music for children from as young as 6 months to Year 2 at school. Mini Minstrels provides an outstanding music education that gives children a life-long love of music and is the ideal springboard for their future instrumental or choral studies. NECOM currently offers Mini Minstrels classes in Armidale and Walcha.
Schools are invited to host a music concert in their classrooms by a trio of NECOM musicians who tour
the vast New England region visiting many remote schools along the way. Schools will also receive a free
resource kit for classroom music lessons.
NECOM's Instrumental Programs offer a broad range of music training activities by dedicated professional teacher-musicians and visiting guest artists. NECOM provides instrumental lessons in a range of string, brass and woodwind.
The annual Christmas Choral Concert was full of Santa hats, antlers and Christmas bling (Leanne’s flashing earrings) and a timely visit from Santa, which was a fitting accompaniment to the wonderful repertoire presented by our […]
Another wonderful year of lots of music-making for the Armidale Youth Orchestra! A very big thank you to our conductors Joanna Fairs-Wu and Paul Marshall who have gone the extra miles to keep our orchestra […]
On the 23rd of November, the Chamber Music students presented their final concert of the year. After a slightly shortened term due to everyone doing ALL THE THINGS, the students were still able to present […]
NECOM is delighted to announce that our Music Therapist from January 2018 will be Fumie Takahashi. Fumie has just completed her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Western Sydney and holds a […]
by Deidre Rickards OAM I designed and wrote this project so that students attending country schools could build a connection with the New England Conservatorium of Music by listening to Trios who would play in […]
‘twas three weeks before Christmas and something was wrong, Not a fiddler was fiddling, no choirs in song. No flute tutors tuting, no orchestral sound, Our NECOM musicians were not to be found. The echoes […]
Arlene Fletcher has recently taken on the role of conductor of the Side by Side choir, a program run in conjunction with the Armidale High School’s Special Education Unit: I had the pleasure of becoming […]
Arlene Fletcher started her classical Double Bass training as a scholarship student of NECOM back in 2004. This passion for the instrument extended into her undertaking the Bachelor of Improvisation Music degree at the Victorian […]