The end-of-year concerts for students in NECOM’s instrumental, vocal and chamber ensemble programs were outstanding, especially after a long year of covid restrictions when concerts were cancelled.
This year NECOM presented 8 concerts featuring over 160 students, some who are just beginning their musical studies at the age of five through to adults who now have the time to tick off one of the items on their bucket list – to learn to play an instrument and make music. This year concerts featured a wide range of students learning bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, violin, viola and voice – and in chamber ensemble combinations.
These annual concerts provide an invaluable opportunity for students to develop their performance skills and confidence, and to perform the repertoire they have been preparing in the previous months. The progress made by the students is an inspiration to their teachers, families and especially themselves as they can see how their commitment and focus on their music ‘pays off’.
A feature of these concerts is that their teachers also perform for their students and audiences and this has become a very popular tradition in NECOM concerts over the last few years.
Congratulations to all our students for their wonderful performances – they are on the journey of becoming musicians and each concert takes them closer to their goal. And a special thanks to their parents and families who support them in their quest.