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Wind and Brass Program Report

2017 has been an amazing year, very busy but very rewarding.  There have been so many great performances. The wind and brass program continues to grow and I am very excited about the reformation of […]

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Christmas Choral Concert 2017

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 […]

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AYO’s 2017 Wrap Up

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 […]

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Chamber Music Christmas Concert

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 […]

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NECOM Welcomes New Music Therapist

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 […]

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End of 2017 Strings Report

The year draws to a close and the NECOM Strings department has finished in grand style to a nearly full house in the NECOM auditorium with a performance given by the eighteen members of the […]

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2017 Chamber Music in Schools Program Report

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 […]

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End of Year Director’s Report

‘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 […]

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Teacher Spotlight – Arlene Fletcher

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 […]