New England Sings! is NECOM’s acclaimed, national award-winning choral showcase that brings together over 800 K-Year 12 choristers and an 80+orchestra from 25 New England regional schools to present two sensational concerts on Sunday 21 October at 11am and 2.30pm.
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.
This term in Minisingers and Puddledocks besides our usual pieces being learnt, there have been some great games played. One of these was “Musical Twister”. It is just like the real game except with musical […]
One of the most significant new programs in NECOM’s 15-year history will be launched when piano lessons commence with Dr Brieley Cutting from the start of Term Four. This new initiative will open up many […]
The New England Sings outreach program has been a great success this year with 6 primary schools from Inverell, Glen Innes, Walcha, Dorrigo and Tamworth taking part. The enthusiasm shown by the students has been […]
NECOM took part in the My Future, My Choice Disability Expo on 19 September to demonstrate our Music Therapy Program. It was a wonderful opportunity for people with special needs and support service providers to […]
This month, more than 60 of Australia’s most important musicians took centre-stage in the Auditorium, and we were all in awe of their achievements. I speak, of course, about the young men and women in […]
The NECOM community is very excited about the imminent arrival of Dr Brieley Cutting who will commence piano lessons at the Conservatorium for the first time from the week of 15 October. There is still […]
It is a rare occurrence when a regional arts organisation is able to celebrate its 50th Birthday and show no signs of slowing down. By comparison, the Newcastle and Wollongong Youth Orchestras recently turned 7 […]
Keen students have again lined up for the 2018 round of Gondwana Choir auditions, continuing NECOM’s long-standing connection with this national choral program. In recent years, so many Armidale students have made it into the […]
Flute & Piano Trios have been actively presenting Chamber works in many Primary schools this year. At this stage, we have presented to students in Ashford, Bonshaw, St Marys of the Angels-Guyra, Black Mountain, Uralla […]
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 […]