Contemporary Music Department Report – April 2024

I present to you a concise overview of the projects undertaken during the first term of 2024, despite unforeseen circumstances. This report outlines the executed projects, cancellations, and provides insights into upcoming endeavors later in […]


NECOM’s annual HSC Composition Workshop

NECOM’s annual HSC Composition Workshop was held on 6 March with students travelling from all over the region to attend and work with the brilliant composer Luke Byrne. The day started with a session Open […]

Instrumental Combo Workshop

6 places only! Bring your song charts to a session where you get to sing with a professional jazz/pop/rnb group consisting of piano, bass, guitar and drums. Under the guidance and mentorship of singer and […]

Primary & Early Childhood Music PD Workshop

Date: Thursday 20 February Time: 4 – 6pm Location: NECOM at Armidale Teachers College Cnr Mossman & Faulkner Sts, Armidale Booking: Workshop Fee: $30 Presenter: James Madsen Learn new, accessible and fun music activities […]


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 […]


Free String Workshop with ACO Collective

The ACO Collective will be performing in Armidale on Tuesday 29 October. In addition to their concert, they have organised a String Workshop to be held at NECOM on Wednesday 30 October from 10am to […]


Piano Workshops with Bradley Evans

Bradley Evans, a highly experienced piano teacher and AMEB examiner from Sydney, recently visited NECOM. Twelve students and several local piano teachers attended two workshops with Bradley, held on Sunday 23 June. The first workshop […]

Introduction to Dalcroze Eurythmics

Dalcroze Eurhythmics (‘good rhythm’) is a music education method renowned for its dynamic, inspiring and creative music making suitable for all ages – it is loved by children, young musicians and adults alike. NECOM’s Introduction […]

Year 10 Music Day with Special Guest Paul Jarman

NECOM’s annual Year 10 Music Workshop is designed to bring together Year 10 Music students from around the New England/North West region for a day of fun syllabus-based practical activities to complement their elective classroom […]