• Learn an Instrument

    Learn an Instrument

    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. [...]
  • Chamber Music in Schools

    Chamber Music in Schools

    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. [...]
  • Early Childhood Program - Mini Minstrels

    Early Childhood Program - Mini Minstrels

    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. [...]

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NECOM Christmas Concerts 2019

NECOM’s annual Christmas Concerts are always full of Santa hats, antlers and Christmas bling, all a fitting accompaniment to the wonderful repertoire presented by our talented young instrumentalists, singers, their conductors, and accompanists. Foundation Ensembles […]


Solo Soirees Wrap up 2019

At the end of each year NECOM students celebrate their year’s musical studies by performing in six soirees for friends and family. Their performances are an entertaining recognition of their development as young musicians across […]


Christmas Holiday Closure

The NECOM office will be closed from Monday 16 December until Monday 13 January. On behalf of the team at NECOM, we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holidays and best wishes […]


NECOM Board Christmas Drinks

The NECOM Board’s annual Christmas Drinks held on Thursday 5 December saw over 50 people fill the portico of the Armidale Teachers College on an afternoon when the weather was almost perfect! This year’s party […]


End of Year Strings Report 2019

Term 4 has flown by with community concerts, music camps, concerts, visiting artists and masterclasses for all ages of string players. Our wonderful adult string orchestra, Con Brio, began the terms activities with a most […]


Armidale Youth Orchestra 2019

The Armidale Youth Orchestras finished 2019 on an absolute high! For their last performance of the year, the Armidale Youth Orchestra (AYO), conducted by Paul Marshall, performed for some of Armidale’s Senior Citizens at the […]


Chamber Music in Schools 2019 Report

Students in the following schools have this year had the pleasure of hearing live Chamber Music performances provided by NECOM staff and guests. We thank the school staff for inviting us into their classrooms or […]


New England Big Band Premiere Performance

The rafters in the Old Teacher’s College shook as the New England Big Band took to the stage for the first time on a sultry, smoky Saturday night, November 16th, the crowd certainly showed their […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Composition Workshop For Elective Music Students 2020

    February 20, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 3:15 pm
  2. Arcadia Winds

    April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Compassion by Lior & Nigel Westlake featuring Tinalley Quartet

    ‘Compassion’ by Lior and Nigel Westlake

    May 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Opera Australia's Carmen

    Opera Australia’s Carmen

    August 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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    Goldmund Quartet

    September 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm