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New England Conservatorium

New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) enables people across Armidale and the New England region to access quality musical opportunities within the grand spaces of the heritage-listed Armidale Teachers’ College building.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Friday 14 October 2022
    Alexander Gadjiev is the First Prize winner of the prestigious and internationally renowned Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney). Awarded by an international jury, Gadjiev stole the show in the 2021 competition, receiving half of all the prizes available to the finalists – a first for any competitor in The Sydney’s 44-year history.
    New England Conservatorium of Music
  • Saturday 15 October 2022
    NECOM’s Heritage Homestead Series offers a rare chance to immerse yourself in a magical combination of fine chamber music and local history. The series opens with an outdoor concert in the beautiful gardens of Emu Creek, just outside Walcha. The program will feature a vibrant selection of twentieth-century masterpieces.
    Emu Creek Homestead
  • Sunday 30 October 2022
    Mirani, a short drive north of Walcha, was established in 1927 by AS ‘Poss’ and Nancy Nivison. The grandson of Abraham and Mary Nivison of ‘Ohio’, ‘Poss’ travelled internationally to research innovative methods for stock and pasture improvement. Nancy was active in the community with Red Cross, Horticultural and Historical Society activities.
    Mirani Homestead
  • Sunday 6 November 2022
    Our final concert in the series blends the music of the High Baroque with readings from Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad. Enjoy Twain’s inimitable wit as he takes us on a Grand Tour through the cultural capitals of Europe. We host this concert at Ohio, one of the New England’s oldest homesteads, on the outskirts of Walcha.
    Ohio Homestead