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Games in Minisingers and Puddledocks

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 […]

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Piano Programs Starting Term 4

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 […]

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New England Sings! Outreach Workshops

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 […]

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Armidale Disability Expo

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 […]

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Foundation Solo Concerts

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 […]

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Piano Lessons at NECOM

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 […]

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Armidale Youth Orchestra 50th Anniversary

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 […]

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Gondwana Audition Preparation Course

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 […]

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Chamber Music in Schools Update

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 […]

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2018 Winter Choral Concert

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 […]