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.
The recent collaboration between Fiori Musicali and the New England Singers Chamber Choir was a great success. This was the first time that the two choirs had worked together to present a program of choral […]
During the April holidays, four of our talented musicians took part in the Australian Youth Orchestra Young Symphonists program in Toowoomba. This program is for elite young musicians from 12-17 years of age who participate […]
On Friday 23rd March, the New England Singers enjoyed an intensive workshop with one of Australia’s leading choral conductors Carol Crossin. Many of our choristers were already familiar with Carl as he is the conductor […]
The first of three Musica Viva concerts for 2018 was a sell-out and proved to be a memorable occasion, with the audience enjoying an exquisite evening of music from Karin Schaupp (guitar) and Umberto Clerici […]
Following on from the award we received last month from the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB), we can report that NECOM was one of only two NSW Conservatoriums to be bestowed this certificate for “Most […]
Knowing that New England weather can be unpredictable, all fingers were crossed on the morning of the annual Rosemary Leitch Garden Party, this year held at Chevy Chase on Dangarsleigh Road. The young musicians from […]
The Sydney Chamber Choir will be performing on Thursday 3 May at Lazenby Hall, University of New England. Described as Sacred and profane, ancient and modern, imported and homegrown: join Sydney Chamber Choir on a musical journey […]
This term, many Cello students at NECOM have been preparing their scales and repertoire for AMEB exams and upcoming performances in the Armidale Eisteddfod. While all this practice is going on it’s often hard to […]
On the 3rd of April, Umberto Clerici, prize winner from the Tchaikovsky Competition and Solo Cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, was picked up from the Airport by our NECOM Director and ushered into G31 […]