• Book Now for ACO Collective

    Book Now for ACO Collective

    The New England Conservatorium in association with Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective present this stunning 17-piece string ensemble performance. Tuesday 29 October 7.00pm Armidale Town Hall [...]
  • New England Ensemble

    New England Ensemble

    NECOM and Musica Viva Armidale are proud to present The New England Ensemble Sunday 24 November 3.00pm Armidale Town Hall [...]
  • 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. [...]




NECOM and AYO Showcase Concert

The last week of term heralded a new venture with a huge Showcase Concert of Armidale Youth Orchestra and NECOM Ensembles with special guests, Rose Bay Secondary College (RBSC), who were in the midst of […]


ANU Music Department visits NECOM

New England Conservatorium once again welcomed a visit from leading instrumental teachers from The Australian National University Music Department, Tor Fromhyr (violin/viola), David Pereira (cello) and Edward Neeman (piano) from the 6th to 8th of […]


Ziggy Harris – Then and Now

What is your earliest memory of learning music? Have you seen The Lion King? Picture Rafiki holding Simba up to the sun in the first scene. Now replace Rafiki with Deidre Rickards, and Simba with […]


September Piano Report

September was a busy month for piano at NECOM, with two fine pianists visiting Armidale. In early September, Australian concert pianist Simon Tedeschi presented a stimulating master class advanced students preparing for HSC and Diploma […]


Foundation Solo Concerts 2019

Each year in September, our most important musicians take centre-stage in our Foundation Solo Concert series. These are future musical superstars in waiting. Many of these students have only played their instruments for a year […]


The Bowmaster Trophy

The Bowmaster Trophy is a trophy issued to the student showing the best bowing technique during a single rehearsal of the Boorolong String ensemble. Developing an excellent bow technique is an ongoing and challenging task […]


Chamber Ensembles Concert

The Chamber Music students presented a very enjoyable concert this term on the evening of the 12th September. The concert encompassed performances from the youngest musicians at 10 years old, to university age players who […]


Free String Workshop with ACO Collective

The ACO Collective will be performing in Armidale on Tuesday 29 October. In addition to their concert, they have organised a String Workshop to be held at NECOM on Wednesday 30 October from 10am to […]


Notice to Company Member: Change of Auditors

New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) advises that Michelle Paull of Roberts & Morrow Chartered Accountants has tendered resignation as auditor of NECOM after receipt of consent from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. ACO Collective

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. New England Ensemble

    November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Errol Russell Sinfonia of New England Presents A Summer Soirée

    December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm