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.
Topping off NECOM’s fabulous year was the biennial choral project New England Sings! that promoted singing, composition and Australian music in schools across the region. It brought together 800+ school students and 40 teachers from […]
Something of an Australian first will be held at NECOM from 9 – 11 October next year when the Conservatorium hosts a Composition Conference over two and a half days. Music teachers, music specialists, song-writers, […]
More than 100 people turned out to experience the 2nd of our “Chaplin Nights”, with the CEO Russ Bauer adding a live piano accompaniment to the 1918 war-era classic, “Shoulder Arms”. Australia’s most experienced Chaplin […]
One of the largest orchestral events in years will take place at the Armidale Exhibition Centre when NECOM presents “The Man From Snowy River Concert” on Friday 11 October. An ensemble made up of adults […]
The Australian Voices vocal ensemble began their Red Live Breath tour in Armidale on 25 November, presenting a program of Australian works, sacred classical music and Christmas songs. The New England Singers were invited to […]
After experiencing the wonderful Musica Viva performance given by the Goldner Quartet on Thursday evening the 8th November, many of our talented scholarship students at NECOM were privileged enough to perform the following day to […]
NECOM has been exploring avenues for offering programs to Backtrack from 2019, with Music Therapist Fumie Takahashi demonstrating the versatility of instruments like guitar, ukulele, percussion, steel drums and (of course) the voice. Francesca from […]
This year was momentous for the Armidale Youth Orchestra, 50 years! It has been another busy year, with performances at the Garden party, Eisteddfod and a celebratory Gala concert and world premiere of “Where the […]
This year, we have played Chamber Music to 2,300 students in the following schools in the North Western region of NSW: Ashford Central, Bonshaw, St Marys Guyra, St Marys Armidale, Black Mountain, Uralla Central, St […]
This term in Minisingers and Puddledocks besides our usual pieces being learnt, there have been some great games played. One of these was “Musical Twister”. It is just like the real game except with musical […]