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.
The NECOM community is very excited about the imminent arrival of Dr Brieley Cutting who will commence piano lessons at the Conservatorium for the first time from the week of 15 October. There is still […]
It is a rare occurrence when a regional arts organisation is able to celebrate its 50th Birthday and show no signs of slowing down. By comparison, the Newcastle and Wollongong Youth Orchestras recently turned 7 […]
Keen students have again lined up for the 2018 round of Gondwana Choir auditions, continuing NECOM’s long-standing connection with this national choral program. In recent years, so many Armidale students have made it into the […]
Flute & Piano Trios have been actively presenting Chamber works in many Primary schools this year. At this stage, we have presented to students in Ashford, Bonshaw, St Marys of the Angels-Guyra, Black Mountain, Uralla […]
The Winter Choral Concert is one of the many highlights of the NECOM Performance Calendar every year. Minisingers, Cantilena, Cantilena Chorale, Side-by-Side Choir, New England Singers and the New England Singers Chamber Choir all gave […]
The month of August has shot through like a whirlwind! As soon as Term 3 began it was back into the final weeks of preparation for all our talented students presenting for the yearly AMEB Practical Exams sessions […]
NECOM has been overwhelmed with the response to Opera Australia’s Madame Butterfly presented by the New England Conservatorium, performed at Lazenby Hall on Thursday 9 August. The sell-out show was a huge success, made all […]
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 […]