HSC MUSIC WORKSHOP 2018 Music 1 and Music 2

NECOM’s annual HSC Music workshop is presented by the New England Conservatorium and has been specially designed to prepare students for the written exam, performance exam and submitted works for HSC Music. It is presented […]


NECOM Welcomes New Music Therapist

NECOM is delighted to announce that our Music Therapist from January 2018 will be Fumie Takahashi. Fumie has just completed her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Western Sydney and holds a […]


2017 Chamber Music in Schools Program Report

by Deidre Rickards OAM I designed and wrote this project so that students attending country schools could build a connection with the New England Conservatorium of Music by listening to Trios who would play in […]

New England Sinfonia Concert

Boccherini Cello Concerto in D 
Elgar String Serenade, Britten Simple Symphony, 
Mendelssohn String Symphony in D Minor
Sibelius Romance in C

Come and celebrate the NECOM revival of the New England Sinfonia as it carries on the wonderful legacy of the original ensemble under past director Erroll Russell. The ensemble is a combination of NECOM string teaching staff, friends, alumni and specially invited top end students under the artistic directorship of Stephen Wu. Together they will present a program of sublime string orchestra music and feature Brisbane based outstanding emerging young artist, David Freisberg performing the Boccherini Cello Concerto in D Major. 
Money raised from performances will go towards funding the NECOM scholarship program to assist students in paying for lessons given by visiting artists, extra workshop opportunities and the possibility of touring the orchestra to other regional towns.

Conductor: Stephen Wu 
Ensemble: NECOM teachers, students and friends
Guest artist: David Freisberg […]


Teacher Spotlight – Arlene Fletcher

Arlene Fletcher started her classical Double Bass training as a scholarship student of NECOM back in 2004. This passion for the instrument extended into her undertaking the Bachelor of Improvisation Music degree at the Victorian […]

Jazz Open Rehearsal at NECOM

Jazz at NECOM

Gershwin once said, “Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise”. It’s one of the few musical artforms where the same piece could be played night after night, but sound different every […]


Dead Composers Society

In the tradition of the Robin Williams film Dead Poets Society, five intrepid students met on the evening of September 15 and formed the first Dead Composers Society. Granted access to the dimly-lit and mysterious […]

Foundation Solo Concert

Foundation Solo Concerts

It is a Term 3 NECOM tradition to have three concerts over three consecutive weeks to showcase students from the Foundation Music Program who are in the earlier stages of learning. The concerts are held in […]

Junior Orchestra Workshop

2017 Junior Orchestra Workshop

The New England Conservatorium’s annual Junior Orchestra Workshop gives students an intensive two days of invaluable performance experience playing in a large ensemble under the leadership of conductor and music education specialist Ann Phelan and […]

Music and Literacy Workshop

Music and Literacy Project

The teachers from Ashford Central School, Bald Blair PS, Ben Lomond PS, Black Mountain PS, Chandler PS, Drummond Memorial PS, Ebor PS, Tingha PS and Walcha Central School who are implementing the NECOM Music and […]