Music groups and performance venues

Music groups and performance venues

There is a thriving classical and contemporary music scene in Armidale. The calendar is full of musical events including a biennial Bach Festival, Musica Viva, a month-long Eisteddfod program, regular performances by the Armidale Symphony Orchestra, the Armidale Choral Society as well as local and visiting musicians.

New England Conservatorium of Music

NECOM (New England Conservatorium of Music), is a thriving regional conservatorium situated in the heritage listed Old Teachers College in Armidale and provides music education and performance programs to pre-school children, K-Year 12 school students and adults as possible across the New England Region. For further information visit

Music at the University of New England

Since its establishment in 1972, Music at UNE very rapidly built a history of excellence both in teaching and research.  Its commitment to nurturing individuality to enable students to reach their full potential has remained its greatest strength. UNE Music is also Australia's premiere provider of online undergraduate tertiary music studies and specialise in flexible and innovative approaches to online music study. Visit for more information.

The Armidale Symphony Orchestra

The Armidale Symphony Orchestra began in 1943. It currently performs three times per year as well as joining the Armidale Choral Society for its annual March Choral weekend. To view their program and affiliated groups visit

Armidale City Band

Serving the community of Armidale for 135 years and going strong,  Armidale City Band is believed to be the oldest continually running Brass Band in New South Wales. To find out more go to

Armidale Pipe Band

Since its inception in 1901 the Armidale Pipe Band has been a feature of many community events. For more information go to

The Armidale Club

The Armidale Club is dedicated to supporting live music, performance, and community groups. From touring and local bands, through DJs, Unearthed bands and Open Mic Nights to comedy, theme nights and progressive cinema… it all happens at The Armidale Club.

Armidale Live

To find out about live music and eventsin Armidale visit

 Black Dot Music

For all your musical needs go to