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.
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.
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.
With the same fervor that usually greets the arrival of a new-born baby, we were thrilled to unpack a range of new percussion instruments at NECOM this week. To our existing range of instruments we’ve […]
In conjunction with the Armidale Regional Council, NECOM is proud to present an evening of entertainment on Friday 16 March to launch this year’s “Autumn Festival”. From 6 – 9pm patrons can enjoy a wide […]
NECOM recently welcomed Kelly Fuller and the team from ABC New England Northwest (Tamworth) as they set up a makeshift studio in NECOM on 22 February. Broadcasting live from one of our main performance rooms, […]
Art-lovers were treated to an hour of traditional New Orleans-style jazz recently, courtesy of NECOM’s newest ensemble, “The Dixie Six”. The concert event was attended by almost 100 patrons at NERAM’s unveiling of the Howard […]
NECOM hosted a rewarding scholarship masterclass with vocalist Hannah Fraser. Hannah Fraser graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance. Immediately after her graduation she was selected to […]
NECOM in conjunction with the Armidale Youth Orchestra hosted workshops for some of our scholarship students with violinist Ben Castle whilst he was in Sawtell for the AYO camp on the weekend of the 23-25 […]
Originally hailing from Armidale, Jhana Allan studied a Bachelor of Music at the University of Tasmania, learning from TSO concert master Jun Yi Ma. She then went on to study Honours at Melbourne Conservatorium with […]