Year 9/10 Music Day

NECOM’s annual Year 9 & 10 Music Workshop on 6 March brought together elective music students from around the New England/North West region for a day of fun syllabus-based practical activities to complement their elective […]


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 […]

New England Big Band

The New England Big Band features some of Armidale’s best musicians, including some of your favourite music teachers performing an exciting concert of well known and contemporary big band music, including two classic pieces featuring […]


UNE Colleges Music Program

The UNE Colleges Music Program has started back up recently under the watchful eye of Andrea Gledhill, head of Austin College. This year we have Vocal, String, Recorder and Wind Ensembles. Deidre Rickards is the […]

NECOM Staff Chamber Music Concert

NECOM is proud to announce the reintroduction of the Staff Chamber Music Concerts. Our Conservatorium is blessed to have some the state’s finest instrumentalists living and teaching in Armidale. The concert on Sunday 17 February […]

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Charlie Chaplin Screening – Shoulder Arms

Celebrate 100 years since the release of Charlie Chaplin’s silent classic, “Shoulder Arms”. NECOM CEO Russ Bauer will provide live piano soundtrack in the style of theatre music from a century ago. 6PM SATURDAY NOVEMBER […]

Junior Orchestra Workshop 2018

The New England Conservatorium’s annual Junior Orchestra Workshop gives Yr 3-9 students an intensive two days of invaluable performance experience playing in a large orchestra under the leadership of specialist conductor Ann Phelan, NECOM tutors […]


Opera Australia’s Generous Donation to NECOM

Following the incredible donation of music resources from UNE in April, Opera Australia has now followed suit and sent hundreds of opera recordings and scores to NECOM. These generous donations will help establish a community […]

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 […]