• Book Now for ACO Collective

    Book Now for ACO Collective

    The New England Conservatorium in association with Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective present this stunning 17-piece string ensemble performance. Tuesday 29 October 7.00pm Armidale Town Hall [...]
  • New England Ensemble

    New England Ensemble

    NECOM and Musica Viva Armidale are proud to present The New England Ensemble Sunday 24 November 3.00pm Armidale Town Hall [...]
  • 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. [...]




Notice to Company Member: Change of Auditors

New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) advises that Michelle Paull of Roberts & Morrow Chartered Accountants has tendered resignation as auditor of NECOM after receipt of consent from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). […]


Cantilena Tour to Ross Hill Public School

On Wednesday, August 27, Cantilena singers visited Ross Hill Public School for a special choral workshop. The students in the Ross Hill Years 3 and 4 choir have been working on two pieces “Mosquitoes” and […]


Winter Choral Concert 2019

The Winter Choral Concert is one of the many highlights of the NECOM Performance Calendar every year. Minisingers, Cantilena, Cantilena Chorale, Side-by-Side Choir, New England Singers and the New England Singers Chamber Choir all gave […]


August Strings Report

Over the last month, there has been much activity in the String Department.  The first weekend of August, NECOM staff members, with Joanna Fairs-Wu as concertmaster, were involved in the Armidale Symphony Orchestra’s “Purple Fusion” […]


Chamber Music in Schools August Report

The Chamber Music in Schools piano trio visited three local outer regional schools on Friday 30 August. Deidre Rickards, Joanna Fairs-Wu and Sofia Debus delighted young students from St Joseph’s in Uralla, St Patrick’s in […]


Tertiary Experience Tour Report

At the end of August, a tour to Sydney had been organised for Year 10, 11 and 12 students interested in tertiary music studies. The tour included the NSW Conservatorium and Sydney University Open Day […]


Welcome to the Grands

Last year NSW artists and organisations were invited to apply for funding from the NSW Regional Cultural Fund (RCF).  The RCF was established by the NSW Government to ensure regional NSW receives its fair share […]


NECOM Then & Now – Arlie Bragg

NECOM has now been in operation for 16 years. In that time we’ve seen many students grow up with the programs offered by the Conservatorium. Thanks to a very large photo archive and with the […]


Meet John Hadfield, Piano Tuner

There are many faces you’ll often see around NECOM, people who help keep our amazing Conservatorium running like a well-oiled machine. One of those people you’ll see regularly is John Hadfield of John Hadfield Piano […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Composition Competition

    October 9
  2. ACO Collective

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. New England Ensemble

    November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm