music @ plc armidale

Musical excellence has long been synonymous with PLC Armidale.

Many of our talented graduates have been placed in the top 10% in the State for their HSC and many gaining selection to Conservatoriums of Music in Australia and around the world.

We believe it is important to encourage a student’s interest in music and the Arts, and so provide a diverse range opportunities for our girls to explore their skills and talents.

All students are encouraged to perform, compose and to listen.

Music is offered as a subject from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 and Music can be chosen as an Elective subject in Years 9 to 12. 

Our College has a number of large and small instrumental ensembles as well as Choirs and smaller vocal ensembles.

These include: Senior Orchestra, Senior String Orchestra, Junior and Senior String Quartets, and Recorder Consort. 

Many of these ensembles and choirs rehearse outside of class time and are involved in a number of performances within the school and community each term, for example, Armidale Eisteddfod.

co-Curricular Music

Music tuition is available to our students from highly qualified teachers in many instruments, including: voice, piano, all orchestral string instruments, classical guitar, woodwind (including recorder, piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and saxophone), brass (including trumpet, trombone and French horn), percussion, and organ. Tuition can also be arranged for the Celtic harp and the bagpipes.

In addition to a dedicated Music classroom, PLC Armidale has a number of small practice rooms available for both boarders and day girls’ use.


Our Music students are encouraged to enrol in the appropriate AMEB and/or Trinity College music examinations each year.

Students are permitted to arrange one music tuition lesson per week within class time on a rotation basis.

Music in Armidale

A number of extra-curricular music activities are also available in the Armidale community.

Most of these are run by the New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM), and include choirs for all age ranges, instrumental ensembles and the Armidale Youth Orchestra.

PLC Armidale also enjoys a very positive and mutually beneficial Community Partnership with (NECOM) which in turn benefits our students.

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Please complete the following forms to arrange music lessons or for hiring school musical instruments.

Co-Curricular Music Lessons Form 

Hire of Musical Instruments Form

For more information about Music @ PLC Armidale or in the wider community, please contact:

Mr Matthew Minter 
Director of Music
Tel: (+612) 6770 1700