• Flinders Quartet

    Flinders Quartet

    NECOM and Musica Viva Armidale are proud to present Flinders Quartet. is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. Thursday 25 July, 7.00pm Armidale Town Hall [...]
  • Winter Choral Concert

    Winter Choral Concert

    Don’t miss NECOM’s annual Winter Choral Concert featuring all of our choirs in one massive performance! Wednesday 28 August will showcase NECOM’s choirs, Minisingers, Cantilena, Cantilena Chorale, New England Singers, and New England Chamber Choir. [...]
  • 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. [...]




NECOM Choral Conductor Mentoring Program

This year, the NECOM Choral Conductor Mentoring Program has taken on a new and exciting dimension thanks to the warm support of the Armidale Choral Society. Initiated by Phil Oxley and Leanne Roobol, our choral […]


Piano Workshops with Bradley Evans

Bradley Evans, a highly experienced piano teacher and AMEB examiner from Sydney, recently visited NECOM. Twelve students and several local piano teachers attended two workshops with Bradley, held on Sunday 23 June. The first workshop […]


Farewell from Russell Bauer

Dear New England community I wish to say a heartfelt thank you to all those who welcomed a Queenslander into the region just over two years ago. With my wife Janine having accepted a position […]


Junior Orchestra Workshop 2019

Over two days on July 4 and 5, more than 70 young musicians from Armidale and surrounds (including Coffs Harbour) came together in the Old Teachers College to form a Youth Orchestra of incredible size […]


Cantilena Term 2 Performances

Term Two has been a very busy term in the Choral calendar with many choirs entered in the Armidale Eisteddfod, several choral workshops being hosted and a number of community events for our choirs and […]


Term 2 Strings Report

The annual Armidale Eisteddfod is one of the many opportunities available throughout the year for our talented string students to perform. There is always an air of nervous excitement at such an event and great […]


Tingha Plateau Disaster Concert

Following devastating bushfires in the region around Tingha and Tabulam in February of this year, Tingha residents and community leaders organised a Tingha Plateau Disaster Concert for Saturday 4th May. Many locals musicians and ensembles […]


Choral Workshops at NECOM

In the past two months, I have been fortunate to attend two brilliant music educator workshops at NECOM. The first was with the choral adjudicator for the Eisteddfod, Elizabeth Veirboom. Liz took us through various […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Flinders Quartet

    July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Winter Choral Concert

    August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. John Bell & Simon Tedeschi

    August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. NECOM Composition Competition

    October 11
  5. ACO Collective

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm