In these challenging times, thank you for your patience and ongoing support as we all continue to work together through these coming months. [...]
  • New England Sings!

    New England Sings!

    Sunday 18 October, Concert 1@11am; Concert 2@2.30pm New England Sings! is NECOM’s acclaimed, national award-winning choral showcase that brings together over 800 K-Year 12 choristers from 28+ schools across the New England and an 80+ community orchestra. [...]
  • 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. [...]

Music for Schools





COVID-19 UPDATE, 25 MARCH 2020 In these challenging times, thank you for your patience and ongoing support as we all continue to work together through these coming months.  In response to the current situation and […]


Introducing the Thunderbolt Ensemble

FROM NICOLE MACKSON, MUSIC SPECIALIST The Thunderbolts are NECOM’s newest ensemble. The group is designed specifically for beginner piano students to give them a similar ensemble experience to those for young string, wind, and brass […]


Early Childhood Music Events at NECOM

FROM PETA BALE, MINI MINSTRELS TEACHER It’s truly inspiring to enjoy a workshop led by someone who is passionate and so able in their subject. On Thursday 20 February, guest music education specialist James Madsen […]



NECOM congratulates former string student Jessica Wright who recently received a National Council of Women (NCW) Australia Day award for early career work and leadership in Music Education. Jessica was presented with her award by […]


Gondwana National Choral School 2020

GONDWANA NATIONAL CHORAL SCHOOL: FESTIVAL OF SUMMER VOICES This year 17 choristers from Armidale had the privilege to join the prestigious Gondwana National Choral School in January. The choristers auditioned in September last year and […]


February Strings Report

NEWS from NECOM STRINGS The summer break was most welcome after another busy year and here we are back into action for 2020! 2019 ended with a fabulous concert by the Errol Russell Sinfonia of […]


Australian Haydn Ensemble visits NECOM

The Australian Haydn Ensemble Quartet has just been in town for a short residency in the last week of February and in conjunction with their concert in the Armidale Town Hall on Thursday 27 February, […]


AYO Sawtell 2020

FROM ERICA SMITH, CHAIR AYO COMMITTEE Every year the Armidale Youth Orchestra (AYO) ensembles and families travel to Sawtell Beach in late February for our Annual Music Camp weekend! This is a wonderful weekend of […]

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

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    New England Sings! 2020

    October 18