Chamber Music in Schools

Back by popular demand! NECOM is once again offering its popular Chamber Music in Schools Program to schools right across the North West region this year. Schools are invited to host a ‘Chamber Music in Schools’ presentation this year when NECOM sends a Trio of musicians to schools north-west region to visit and perform in schools along the way.

The Trio gives a 45-50 minute presentation of live music while the classroom teacher reads an accompanying script. The performance can be in a school classroom or a school hall, depending on student numbers. Each school also receives a free Resource Kit prepared by Music educator Deidre Rickards OAM with ideas for classroom music lessons. The Trio can give 1 to 3 concerts at your school, depending on student numbers.

For many schools the cost of bringing professional musicians to their school, or transporting their students vast distances to attend concerts, is prohibitive. At a very reasonable cost of $4.50/student, NECOM’s Chamber Music in Schools gives many schools and students their only affordable opportunity to meet, see and hear musicians play a variety of instruments (strings, woodwinds and piano) live and up close.  With thanks to funding from the DoE (Dept of Education), NECOM is able to send a Trio to those remote schools with very small student populations to ensure that no child misses out.

Over the past couple of years, the Trio performed in schools as far afield as Boggabri, Chandler, Croppa Creek, Dundurrabin, Graves End, Hernani, Toomela, Wee Waa, Yetman, as well as larger centres such as Armidale, Tamworth and Walcha. The Trio also performs in central school locations where other schools can participate or at Music Festivals or Creative Arts Day presented by cluster schools.

How to apply for a Concert Visit

1. Look at your school calendar and give us some suggested dates when a Trio may visit your school and present the program.
2. Confirm your student numbers and number of concerts you need.
3. Complete an application form and return it to NECOM (see details below).
4. Contact Nicky at NECOM first if you need to discuss dates before submitting your application - or 02 6788 2135.
5. After receiving your application, NECOM will contact you to confirm dates and arrangements.

Help Us Confirm the Concert Tour Schedule
The logistics of organising concert visits to schools across the vast north-west region are very challenging! To help us bring music to your school, please support this program by sending in your Application Form ASAP.  First applications will be given priority on order of date receipt.

Download the Chamber Music in Schools Application Form

If you have any further questions, please contact NECOM on 02 6778 2135.  We look forward to visiting your school.


Worksheets for Listening Activities

Chamber Music in Schools from New England Conservatorium on Vimeo.