NECOM Workshops for Students and Teachers

NECOM presents a wide range of workshops and masterclasses for students, teachers and Music Educator Members with the support of the DEC (Dept of Education and Communities), Arts NSW and AMTA (Armidale Music Teachers Association). 

2016 Workshops and Events to date 

Junior Orchestra Workshop - Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June 2016

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Year 10 Music Day - Wednesday 10 March 2016

Over 130 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 9th March.  Read more

The morning sessions featured a choral session led by leading Australian conductor/composer Paul Jarman followed by a stimulating movement and improvisation session with much-loved local musician/teacher Phil Oxley. “This has been a fabulous opportunity for my students to work with other talented students” said Guyra Central music teacher Derrick Craigie, “they really enjoy these experiences which they wouldn’t otherwise get in a small country school”.  

In the afternoon, students were divided into smaller groups and moved between ethnomusicological activities including African drumming and dance with Kai Tipping, Indonesian Gamelan with David Goldworthy, Bollywood dance with Shamilla Millard, Gypsy Arabic Folk Music with Paul Jarman, Line Dancing with the Armidale Honky Tonk Ladies and a Ukelele session led by Cathy Welsford. We appreciated the loan of 25 black, gold and red Ukes from Minimbah PS for the afternoon.

HSC Music Workshop Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March 2016

Over 100 Year 11 and HSC music students attended our HSC music workshop that offered intensive sessions in composition, musicology/aural and performance with guest presenters Helen Galettis (writer of the quintessential textbook Musical Concepts), composer Paul Jarman,  Jane Cateris and Jeff Willey (both HSC Senior Markers) assisted by local educators Deidre Rickards and Warwick Dunham.

Our sincere thanks to AMTA  (Armidale Music Teachers Association) for their expertise and support in helping NECOM provide outstanding curriculum music programs for school students and teachers.

2015 Workshops & Events

Piano Teachers Pedagogy Workshop w Wendy Lorenz - Sat 21 Feb, 1-2.30pm
Year 10 Music Day - Wed 4 March
HSC Music Workshop - Thurs 5 & Fri 6 March
String Workshop with ACO2 - Thurs 14 May, 1pm-4pm
Choral Conducting Workshop - Wed 20 May, 4-5.30pm
Composer Workshop - Wed 20 May, 5-7pm
*Junior Orchestra Workshop - Wed 24 & Thurs 25 June
Choral Workshop w Roland Peelman - Fri 16 Oct, 4-7pm

2014 Workshops & Events

Alexander Technique Workshops - 1 & 2 February
Year 10 Music Day - Wed 12 March 
HSC Music Workshop - Thurs 13 & Fri 14 March 
Armidale Eisteddfod Composer Workshop - 4 June
Choral Conducting Workshop  - Tues 27 May
Early Music Workshops with Erin Helyard - 1-3 May
Woodwind Workshops w Mark Walton in Armidale & Inverell - Sat 3 & Sun 4 May
Unconventional Cellist Impro & Composition Workshop - Wed 11 June
Violin Masterclasses with Goetz Richter - Sat 14 June
Piano Workshop with Jeanell Carrigan - Sat 14 June
Junior Orchestra Workshop - Wed 25 & Thurs 26 June 
Dalcroze Eurhythmics Workshops - Fri 25 - Sun 27 July
Rap Workshops at Ross Hill & TIngha PS - Tues 21 Oct

2013 Workshops 

Musician Health Seminars withDr Bronwyn Ackermann - Mon 4 & Tues 5Nov
Workshops with Aust Youth Orchestra String Quartet - Tues 8-Fri 18 Oct
String Workshop with ACO2 - Wednesday 18 Sept, 10am-1pm

Jazz Workshop with Dan Barnett Band & Tricia Evy - Sun 11 August, 1.30-3.30pm
Junior Orchestra Workshop - Wed 26 and Thurs 27 June
Composition Workshop with composer Stephen Leek - Wed 29 May
Workshops with Michelle Walsh & Louise King Sat 11-Sun 12 May
Yr 10 Music Day & HSC Music Workshops - Wed 13-Fri 15 March
Jazz Workshop with Andreas Böhlen Jazz Band - Mon 4 Feb

2012 Workshops 

18 x New England Sings! workshops in Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell, Kingstown, Tamworth and Walcha.
Yr 10 Music Day & HSC Music Workshop
Junior Orchestra Workshop
Composition Workshop (with visiting Eisteddfod Composition Adjudicator Dan Walker)
Piano Pedagogy Workshop for Teachers (Inverell)
Recorder Workshops with Hans-Dieter Michatz
Brass Workshop with John Kellaway (Newcastle University Conservatorium)
James Kortum Woodwind Bootcamp & Masterclasses (Inverell)
Jazz Workshop w Craig Scott Jazz Quintet (Sydney Conservatorium)
Australian Youth Orchestra Brass Quintet Residency

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