NECOM’s annual HSC Composition Workshop

NECOM’s annual HSC Composition Workshop was held on 6 March with students travelling from all over the region to attend and work with the brilliant composer Luke Byrne. The day started with a session Open […]


Marian Barford Award winners

The Marian Barford Award was initially launched by NECOM in 2022 to honour NECOM’s first string teacher, the late Marian Barford, who sadly passed away after ten years at NECOM in 2015. The Award honours […]


NECOM Parent Portal FAQs

We’ve rolled out NECOM’s Student/Parent Portal (using MyMusicStaff) and it’s been a raging success! Teachers love it, Parents love it, Students love it, and the admin staff even love it too!   But that doesn’t mean […]


Vale Miggs Coggan

Many words come to mind when asked to describe the legendary Miggs – warm, friendly, smiling, helpful, fun, much-loved, positive and encouraging; but, above all, amazingly creative, a “do-er”, an excellent teacher and a generous […]


Alexander Gadjiev Concert Review

Magic. We who are not magicians don’t understand how it’s done. But we recognise it whenwe see it, or in the case of Alexander Gadjiev, hear it. It is not just about technical mastery ofthe […]



The New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) is seeking an experienced and inspirational piano teacher and piano accompanist to join our committed team, supporting and developing our rapidly growing Keyboard Department. The right person for […]


Ensemble Liaison Concert Review

The first of the concerts on the 2022 NECOM and Musica Viva Armidale program took place on Thursday May 12 in the Old Teachers’ College Auditorium, and the hall was packed out to hear one […]

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – BOARD MEMBERS About New England Conservatorium of MusicNew England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) is a highly respected cultural institution, founded on the belief that high-quality music education and music performance embedded […]