Welcome to NECOM | New England Conservatorium of Music

    NECOM | New England Conservatorium of Music

    NECOM (New England Conservatorium of Music), is a thriving regional conservatorium on the Northern Tablelands of NSW. The principal campus is situated in Armidale with a satellite campus in Inverell. Armidale is a ‘University’ city of 24,000 residents, famous for its spectacular spring and autumn seasons, its heritage buildings and access to national parks of the region. The dual economies of education and agriculture create a thriving cultural scene to which NECOM makes an invaluable contribution.

    2014 is an important milestone for NECOM as it will celebrate its 10th Anniversary of operations by presenting many special workshops and concerts across the year. Events coming up in the next few months include:

    Heritage Homestead Concert Series

    NECOM’s very popular Heritage Homestead Concert Series presents its final concert for 2014 featuring outstanding musicians and friends of NECOM:

    NECOM @ Deeargee Woolshed: Sunday 19 October, 3pm
    NECOM Musicians & Friends celebrate the unique heritage of Deeargee Woolshed and Australian history with a concert of chamber music written in the 1800-1900s, colonial folk music and poetry. Step back in time for a once-only event in this iconic woolshed, rarely open to the public. 

    Tickets: Adults $45, Pensioners $35, FT Students $25  To book your seats go to website: trybooking.com
    All proceeds go to NECOM’s Bursary Fund to help students who need financial assistance with their studies.

    New England Sings!

    Sunday 2 November, 11.00am & 2.00pm at Lazenby Hall, UNE

    NECOM's most celebrated choral showcase returns for another spectacular series of concerts. 2014 will see over 800 school students from 25 regional schools combine with Armidale Youth Orchestra and community musicians to present this outstanding musical event celebrating Australian music and special commissions based on lyrics by New England writers Sophie Masson and Judith Wright.

    Each concert features the Massed Secondary Choir, NECOM choirs Minisingers, Cantilena and New England Singers, along with Massed Primary Choir No 1 (to perform in Concert #1 at 11am) and Massed Primary Choir No 2 (to perform in Concert #2 at 2pm). To check the Primary Schools in Concert #1 or Concert #2, click onto the Link at the bottom of this page.

    Tickets: Adults $22, FT Students $15, (no concessions) To purchase seats go to website: trybooking.com

    The Magic Flute by Opera Australia

    Thursday 28 August, 7.30pm @ Lazenby Hall, UNE
    Bookings:    trybooking.com/91519

    NECOM presents Opera Australia's newest touring production of Mozart's much loved classic for a once-only show in Armidale on Thursday 28 August.

    Sung in English, this new production is an Indiana Jones inspired tale of adventure and love. This fresh and fun filled opera is set in the exotic tombs of ancient Eygpt and designed to entertain people of all ages. A special feature of the production is the Childrens Chorus of 24 talented choristers from NECOM Cantilena Choir who will have their first experience of performing with a professional opera cast and orchestra Proceeds of the box office will go towards NECOM's Music Therapy Program.  


    NECOM wins national Arts Music Award in 2013

    Award for Excellence in Music Education

    At a glittering ceremony at the Parade Theatre, NIDA in Sydney on Monday 26 August, NECOM received the Excellence in Music Education Award in recognition of its 2012 New England Sings! special project. 

    The APRA/AMC Art Music Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Australian composers, performers and educators in the fields of contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music.

    NECOM is the first NSW regional conservatorium to have won an award in this prestigious national event and it is a great honour for NECOM, AMTA (Armidale Music Teachers Association), regional schools and students, and community musicians who performed in the outstanding 2012 New England Sings! Thank you to all the students, schools and teachers who made this event such a great success.




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