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.
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 […]
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 […]
On 18 and 19 November NECOM hosted Quart-Ed from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for two action-packed days of concerts and workshops. Quart-Ed is a string quartet of outstanding string musicians currently completing their BMusEd […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NECOM and the Armidale Youth Orchestra are again offering scholarships for talented and committed students of woodwinds, recorder and brass, wishing to take up a second ‘endangered’ instrument. The targeted endangered instruments for 2020 are […]