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.
On the evening of Thursday 28th June NECOM held its regular end-of-term chamber music concert. An unusually special event in the routine of chamber music performances, this concert saw the debut of a new ensemble, […]
The annual Armidale Youth Orchestra “Walk Through The Orchestra” was a huge success this year. In conjunction with international “Make Music Day”, 100 preschool and 200 primary school students enjoyed live orchestral music in the […]
Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a process for awakening, developing and refining innate musicality through rhythmic movement, ear-training and improvisation. The method is a unique approach to music learning developed by the Swiss composer and educator Emile […]
NECOM and the young musicians of New England continue to “punch above their weight” by again having record numbers of orchestral musicians selected for the 2018 Regional Youth Orchestra program. As a result of auditions […]
Following the incredible donation of music resources from UNE in April, Opera Australia has now followed suit and sent hundreds of opera recordings and scores to NECOM. These generous donations will help establish a community […]
NECOM is proud to announce that our Program Manager (and former Director) Corinne Arter has recently been awarded the ASME Excellence in Music Teaching Award for the state of New South Wales. ASME (Australian Society […]
This August, Opera Australia brings John Bell’s highly acclaimed production of Puccini’s classic Madame Butterfly to Armidale. Directed by one of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, this year’s production features some of Opera Australia’s finest singers. […]
Robyn Bradley is one of NECOM’s tireless piano accompanists. She has been recognised for her services to music in the wider community when she recently received an Order of Australia Medal. This month we decided to […]
The month of June has been filled with many events big and small. The NECOM string tutors Robert Jackson, Laura Curotta, Joanna Fairs-Wu and HSC student Jessica Hughes were invited to perform as a string quartet […]
NECOM seeks an experienced piano teacher for the position of Head of Piano, commencing in July 2018. NECOM is the New England’s leading cultural institution situated in Armidale, the ‘capital’ of the New England region […]