Welcome to NECOM | New England Conservatorium of Music

    NECOM | New England Conservatorium of Music

    The New England Conservatorium of Music, affectionately known as NECOM, 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.

    NECOM provides extensive pre-tertiary programs, professional development and special music events to a wide regional community of children and adults through to professional musicians and educators. 

    NECOM is NSW’s only ‘Conservatorium without Walls’, a model based on building collaborative affiliations with government and non-government schools, community studio music teachers and community music organisations to share resources, deliver joint programs, build organisational capacity and enhance professional development of music educators.

     In 2014 NECOM has reached a milestone in its short history as it will celebrate its 10th Anniversary of operations. 

    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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