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     We are excited to announce that NECOM is currently in the process of building a brand new and improved website. Please bear with us while we transfer over all of the content. This website may experience some downtime. If you experience any problems, please give us a call on 6788 2135.    


    Junior Orchestra Workshop 2017 

    The New England Conservatorium’s annual Junior Orchestra Workshop gives students an intensive two days of invaluable performance experience playing in a large ensemble under the leadership of conductor and music education specialist Ann Phelan and 12 NECOM musicians and guest tutors.The Workshop is open to students in Years 3-9 who can read music and have at least 6 months experience playing their instrument.


    Introducing NECOM's New Director 

    It's a brave Queenslander who takes up a new position in NSW just three days before the 2nd State of Origin match in Sydney... if it's any consolation, I'm a Test Cricket tragic, not a league fan. Parents and student of New England, I'm very excited to be moving my family to Armidale to begin a new career as Director of NECOM. 

    As Director of NECOM from June 2017, it is my wish that I might continue the outstanding work of Susanne James and  help to keep this incredible regional Conservatorium as one of the jewels in the crown of the beautiful New England region. One of my key areas of interest lies in the early years of music training, introducing young musicians to as many musical experiences as possible, and encouraging them to experiment with sound in the same way that a young artist splashes colour onto a canvas with exuberance. 

     THURSDAYS @ 7pm Concert SeriesThursdays@7pm Concerts

    In 2017 NECOM proudly presents four inspirational concerts featuring great Australian and international musicians, conductors and composers in its new concert series format for 2017. Book your seats now for three concerts presented in association with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Musica Viva Armidale and Musica Viva Australia 

    • Thursday 2 March, 7pm – Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska 
    • Thursday 4 May, 7pm – Arcadia Winds
    • Thurs 31 August, 7pm – ACO Collective 


    Tickets: $45 Adults  $35 Pensioners  $25 Full Time Students


     2018 Concerts Sneak Preview

    Next year is shaping up to be a year of extraordinary concerts! We are currently in negotiations for performance dates and contracts so grab your long-term diary and pencil in some exciting performances that may be in store –

    • Goldner String Quartet – 1st week of March
    • Richard Gill and the Sydney Chamber Choir – 1st week of May
    • *Opera Australia’s Madame Butterfly – Thurs 9 August
    • New England Sings! – late Oct/early Nov

    * Watch this space in 2018! NECOM’s Yr 3-8 choristers will be invited to audition for Opera Australia’s children’s Humming Chorus and for the non-speaking role of ‘Sorrow’ (Butterfly’s son) in the Armidale performance at Lazenby Hall.   Susanne James


    Bookings now open

    Back by popular demand! NECOM is once again offering its popular Chamber Music in Schools Program to schools right across the North West region this year. Schools are invited to host a ‘Chamber Music in Schools’ presentation this year when NECOM sends a Trio of musicians to schools north-west region to visit and perform in schools along the way.

    For more information about how your school can take part this year click here.   


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    We’re happy to announce that you can now access our previous newsletters. Check out our archived email newsletters to hear about all the exciting things that have been happening here at NECOM. Don’t miss another opportunity to stay in touch. Sign up for future newsletters!

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    The New England Conservatorium is now on Facebook. We look forward to updating the page regularly with all of the exciting activities and event that our students and music community are experiencing, from lessons to workshops, concerts and everythng in between. If you'd like to stay up to date with news, events, classes, and enrolment information, follow NECOM on Facebook and never miss an update! 



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