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 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 […]
One of the most significant new programs in NECOM’s 15-year history will be launched when piano lessons commence with Dr Brieley Cutting from the start of Term Four. This new initiative will open up many […]
The New England Sings outreach program has been a great success this year with 6 primary schools from Inverell, Glen Innes, Walcha, Dorrigo and Tamworth taking part. The enthusiasm shown by the students has been […]
NECOM took part in the My Future, My Choice Disability Expo on 19 September to demonstrate our Music Therapy Program. It was a wonderful opportunity for people with special needs and support service providers to […]
This month, more than 60 of Australia’s most important musicians took centre-stage in the Auditorium, and we were all in awe of their achievements. I speak, of course, about the young men and women in […]