New England Sings! is NECOM’s acclaimed, national award-winning choral showcase that brings together over 800 K-Year 12 choristers and an 80+orchestra from 25 New England regional schools to present two sensational concerts on Sunday 21 October at 11am and 2.30pm.
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.
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.
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.
One of regional Australia’s most successful Youth Orchestras is about to turn 50 in August, with a special celebratory concert in honour of all members both past and present. This much-loved ensemble has long been […]
Over two days on July 4 and 5, more than 100 young musicians from Armidale and surrounds (including Coffs Harbour) came together in the Old Teachers College to form a Youth Orchestra of incredible size […]
NECOM is delighted to announce that piano will now be offered as a musical discipline at the Conservatorium starting from Term Four 2018, and heading the new program will be Dr Brieley Cutting. Born in […]
On Saturday evening, 21 July, more than 100 patrons were transported back exactly 100 years to enjoy a Charlie Chaplin classic, A Dog’s Life, in all of its black-and-white glory. Coming from the ‘silent’ era, […]
Towards the end of last term, NECOM String students had the opportunity to attend masterclasses, workshops and lessons with Tor Fromhyr (violin) and David Pereira (cello), both leading teachers from ANU, School of Music. HSC performance […]
Preparations for the New England Sings! event are underway in earnest. Last week the first of the Primary choir mass rehearsals were held with composer Dan Walker leading the choirs through the commissioned work, Fire […]
Lots of children in North West regional schools have been exposed to the repertoire from the highly successful “Chamber Music in Schools” programme which is administered through NECOM. The image in this newsletter shows Flautist […]
Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00pm from 16 August @ New England Conservatorium Teachers: Russell Bauer & Corinne Arter GONDWANA CHOIRS & NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP Established by Lyn Williams OAM in 1997, Gondwana Choirs is the leader […]
On the evening of Thursday 28th June NECOM held its regular end-of-term chamber music concert. An unusually special event in the routine of chamber music performances, this concert saw the debut of a new ensemble, […]
The annual Armidale Youth Orchestra “Walk Through The Orchestra” was a huge success this year. In conjunction with international “Make Music Day”, 100 preschool and 200 primary school students enjoyed live orchestral music in the […]