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Positions Vacant - Administration Officer

The New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) is seeking a permanent full-time skilled Administration Officer to work in a dynamic team environment. Duties include front office, enrolments and office administration. NECOM is a not-for profit community based organisation holding an excellent reputation as a leader and innovator in regional music education. The Administration…

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Improvisation workshop for scholarship holders

Scholarship holders are invited to attend an Introduction to Improvisation workshop as part of your NECOM scholarship benefits:  Date:                                     Thursday 15 June, 4:00 – 5:30pm Pre-Requisites:                 Grade 6 AMEB, no previous improvisation experience necessary. Group Size:                         Max. 10 students Come…

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Luke Byrne presents workshops at NECOM

Luke Byrne visited Armidale to adjudicate the choir and composition sections of the Eisteddfod in May. While here he conducted two workshops at NECOM. The first was with many of our Cantilena choristers who stayed after the final primary choral event at the Eisteddfod to participate in Luke's choral conductor’s workshop and the second workshop was for…

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May Strings Report

Being situated halfway between Brisbane and Sydney NECOM students are in the enviable position of having access two of the best conservatoriums and their leading teachers when, every couple of years, NECOM taps into this wonderful resource and hosts master classes and lessons provided by teachers from both institutions. This initiative provides a direct…

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Music and Literacy Project

The teachers from Ashford Central School, Bald Blair PS, Ben Lomond PS, Black Mountain PS, Chandler PS, Drummond Memorial PS, Ebor PS, Tingha PS and Walcha Central School who are implementing the NECOM Music and Literacy project had their second training day in late May. The focuses of this day were to develop the teacher’s ukulele skills and knowledge…

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Arcadia Winds visit Armidale

The Arcadia Winds visited Armidale in early May to perform in the second concert of the year in NECOM and Musica Viva's Thursdays@7pm concert series. The quintet gave an inspired and energetic performance at the Armidale Town Hall which included some well known repertoire and some brand new Australian works written especially for them, Lachlan Skipworth’s…

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Spectacular Eisteddfod Results for NECOM Choirs

Congratulations to all the NECOM choristers in Mini Singers, Cantilena, Cantilena Chorale, New England Singers and the New England Chamber Choir for their outstanding performances in the Armidale Eisteddfod this year. The Armidale Eisteddfod showcases the amazing talents of our young musicians and this year’s 33rd Eisteddfod definitely did not disappoint.…

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Introducing NECOM's New Director - Russell Bauer

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 students of New England, I'm very excited to be moving my family to Armidale to begin a new career as Director of NECOM. My name is Russ Bauer,…

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Junior Orchestra Workshop, Wed 29 & Thurs 30 June

Book Online Here     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…

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Music Curriculum Resource Initiative

Hand-in-hand with NECOM’s new Thursdays@7pm Concert Series presented in partnership with Musica Viva Armidale, NECOM has established a new Teaching Resource Project that provides teachers and their elective music students with free lesson notes on the repertoire to be performed in the concerts. Based on a similar format to the SSO’s ‘Meet the Music…

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Government Associates