• 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. [...]

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Gift Certificates for 2020

With the fast-approaching festive season, NECOM is offering gift certificates for all of our 2020 programs: Mini Minstrels Choirs Instrumental and vocal lessons Ensembles* Adult lessons and ensembles and 2020 Concert series including: Opera Australia’s […]


Brass Teacher Joins NECOM

NECOM warmly welcomes Vanessa Bartley-Heterick who has joined us to teach brass and bands in our Campus and school programs. Vanessa is a brass specialist and the Music Director of the Armidale City Band. She […]


Vocal Lessons with Sarah Adeney now at NECOM

Did you know that NECOM is now offering vocal lessons with our new voice teacher, Sarah Adeney? Sarah Adeney is a classically trained soprano, currently training with Shelli Hulcombe. Sarah began focused vocal lessons as […]


NECOM’s Increased Support in times of Drought

The NECOM Board and management acknowledge the devastating effects of drought in the region and the impact on our students, families and wider community. In 2020, NECOM will therefore increase its assistance with an expanded […]


Gondwana Congratulations

Audition results for the Gondwana National Choral School are out! Congratulations to the following 17 choristers from Armidale who successfully auditioned for this prestigious two-week choral training school in January 2020. Mauatua Barff, Anoushka Byrne, […]


ACO Collective Workshop at NECOM

The Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective had a busy time when they visited Armidale on 29-30 August. After a fantastic concert the evening before, four ACOC musicians, led by violinist Aiko Goto, presented an intense=ive workshop […]


HSC Music Workshops

HSC music students and their teachers had the opportunity to hone their skills for their HSC music exam during the October school holidays. Each day the students revised a different musical concept and then practised […]


New England Big Band premieres at NECOM

Saturday 16 November 2019 @ 6.30pmArmidale Teachers College AuditoriumTix – $20 adult, $10 concession. Trybooking.com/BGIBU November is an exciting month for jazz lovers. . . the brand new New England Big Band hits the stage […]


African Drumming Workshop

During the school holidays, NECOM’s music therapy and percussion teacher, Fumie Takahashi, had the opportunity to attend a Teacher Training Course in African Drumming  that ran for two days at the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium. Fumie […]


NECOM Then and Now – Sam Russell

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 […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Errol Russell Sinfonia of New England Presents A Summer Soirée

    December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Composition Workshop For Elective Music Students 2020

    February 20, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 3:15 pm
  3. Arcadia Winds

    April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Compassion by Lior & Nigel Westlake featuring Tinalley Quartet

    ‘Compassion’ by Lior and Nigel Westlake

    May 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Goldmund Quartet

    September 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm