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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Walk Through the Orchestra

The annual Armidale Youth Orchestra “Walk Through The Orchestra” was a huge success this year. In conjunction with international “Make Music Day”, 100 preschool and 200 primary school students enjoyed live orchestral music in the […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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ANU Jazz Faculty

This month we were delighted to have the Jazz Faculty from the ANU School of Music visit Armidale to meet with students. Five lecturers from Canberra delivered a jazz workshop on Wednesday, September 6th, discussing […]

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Con Brio Needs String Players

The Con Brio string orchestra, a community music program supported by the New England Conservatorium of Music, is looking for players of violin, viola, cello, or contrabass. The repertoire suits adult beginners or those who […]