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 […]

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NECOM’s Increased Support in times of Drought

The NECOM Board and management acknowledge the devastating effects of drought in the region and the impact on our students, families and wider community. In 2020, NECOM will therefore increase its assistance with an expanded […]

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ACO Collective Workshop at NECOM

The Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective had a busy time when they visited Armidale on 29-30 August. After a fantastic concert the evening before, four ACOC musicians, led by violinist Aiko Goto, presented an intense=ive workshop […]

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NECOM Then and Now – Sam Russell

NECOM has now been in operation for 16 years. In that time we’ve seen many students grow up with the programs offered by the Conservatorium. Thanks to a very large photo archive and with the […]

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Bell & Tedeschi ‘Bright Star’ Concert Review

Bright Star Concert in Armidale Town Hall Saturday August 31st, presented by Musica Viva Armidale and the New England Conservatorium of Music in association with Musica Viva Australia. Reviewed by Inge Southcott What a treat […]

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Creative Kids Vouchers Update

At the beginning of 2019, the NSW Government launched the Creative Kids rebate program, allowing families to claim up to $100 for each eligible school enrolled child towards the cost of lesson and activity costs, […]

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New England Festival Float

Hot on the heels of NECOM’s “Grand Champion Float” win in 2018, the Conservatorium again entered a float in this year’s parade, which was changed from the “Autumn Festival” to the “New England Festival”. 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 […]