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Vale Dr Arthur Rickards OAM

The Board, Staff and families of NECOM join the wider Armidale community in mourning the passing of Dr Arthur Rickards OAM. In 2003, Dr Rickards formed a working group to develop a charter for the […]

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Piano Lessons From Term Two

Following an interview last week, the Conservatorium welcomes Sheila Guymer to its music staff. Sheila holds a Master of Music (Accompaniment / Chamber Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium, Master of Music Studies (Piano Pedagogy) from […]

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AYO Sawtell Report 2019

Every year the Armidale Youth Orchestra ensembles and families travel to Sawtell Beach in late February for our Annual Music Camp weekend! This is a wonderful weekend of music making, and is an essential component […]

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The Idea of North Concert Review

The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all – Arvo Part On Thursday 4th April, Armidale was privileged to host The Idea of North as part of the Musica Viva Armidale 2019 Series. […]

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Head of Strings Report Term 1

Term 1,2019 has come to such a speedy end!  It all began with a  late afternoon chamber music concert on Sunday 17 February, showcasing our talented teachers. The concert was a resounding success with part […]

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Year 10 Music Day and HSC Workshops 2019

Year 10 Music Day Students and their teachers travelled from all over the New England and North West region to attend the Year 10 Music Day at NECOM on Friday 8 March. The day started with […]

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UNE Colleges Music Program

The UNE Colleges Music Program has started back up recently under the watchful eye of Andrea Gledhill, head of Austin College. This year we have Vocal, String, Recorder and Wind Ensembles. Deidre Rickards is the […]

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String Composition Competition

One of the world’s most lucrative composition prizes is being hosted by the New England Conservatorium of Music! With the generous sponsorship of Legal Minds in Armidale, NECOM is able to offer two major prizes […]

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Jazz With a Difference from the Dixie Six

NECOM’s Dixieland Band, The Dixie Six, continues to win audiences over with their infectious brand of traditional jazz music, and presented a great performance on the Armidale Mall stage for the Colour New England street […]