• Junior Orchestra Workshop 2019

    Junior Orchestra Workshop 2019

    Held on 3-4 July at NECOM, the JOW gives Yr 3-9 students an intensive two days of invaluable performance experience playing in a large orchestra under the leadership of specialist conductor Ann Phelan, NECOM tutors and guest musicians. [...]
  • Man From Snowy River Concert Event

    Man From Snowy River Concert Event

    A 75-piece orchestra will perform the entire soundtrack live with the classic Australian film. Special guests will be Tom “The Man” Burlinson and award-winning composer, Bruce Rowland. [...]
  • 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. [...]




Vale Dr Arthur Rickards OAM

The Board, Staff and families of NECOM join the wider Armidale community in mourning the passing of Dr Arthur Rickards OAM. In 2003, Dr Rickards formed a working group to develop a charter for the […]


Piano Lessons From Term Two

Following an interview last week, the Conservatorium welcomes Sheila Guymer to its music staff. Sheila holds a Master of Music (Accompaniment / Chamber Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium, Master of Music Studies (Piano Pedagogy) from […]


AYO Sawtell Report 2019

Every year the Armidale Youth Orchestra ensembles and families travel to Sawtell Beach in late February for our Annual Music Camp weekend! This is a wonderful weekend of music making, and is an essential component […]


The Idea of North Concert Review

The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all – Arvo Part On Thursday 4th April, Armidale was privileged to host The Idea of North as part of the Musica Viva Armidale 2019 Series. […]


Head of Strings Report Term 1

Term 1,2019 has come to such a speedy end!  It all began with a  late afternoon chamber music concert on Sunday 17 February, showcasing our talented teachers. The concert was a resounding success with part […]


Year 10 Music Day and HSC Workshops 2019

Year 10 Music Day Students and their teachers travelled from all over the New England and North West region to attend the Year 10 Music Day at NECOM on Friday 8 March. The day started with […]


UNE Colleges Music Program

The UNE Colleges Music Program has started back up recently under the watchful eye of Andrea Gledhill, head of Austin College. This year we have Vocal, String, Recorder and Wind Ensembles. Deidre Rickards is the […]


String Composition Competition

One of the world’s most lucrative composition prizes is being hosted by the New England Conservatorium of Music! With the generous sponsorship of Legal Minds in Armidale, NECOM is able to offer two major prizes […]


Jazz With a Difference from the Dixie Six

NECOM’s Dixieland Band, The Dixie Six, continues to win audiences over with their infectious brand of traditional jazz music, and presented a great performance on the Armidale Mall stage for the Colour New England street […]

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