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 Teacher's College in Armidale and provides music education and performance programs to pre-school children, K-Year 12 school students and adults 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 UNE's website 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 continuously running Brass Band in New South Wales. 

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

Armidale Live

To find out about live music and events in Armidale visit Armidale Live

Black Dot Music

For all your musical needs go to

The Armidale Choral Society

The ACS is a non-auditioned community choir that welcomes singers of all ages. The choir gives 3 to 4 concerts a year, and often performs large works with the Armidale Symphony Orchestra. Weekly rehearsals are on Monday or Tuesday evenings for 1.5 hours. For information on how to join please contact Inge Southcott on 0431479008 or email: Armidale Choral Society
Go to our website for information on current works we are rehearsing.