Musica Viva Armidale began more than 40 years ago as part of the ABC Sydney Symphony country program. It is a volunteer association of passionate music supporters committed to presenting chamber music to Armidale audiences in association with the Musica Viva Australia CountryWide program.
NECOM (New England Conservatorium of Music) is a leading NSW regional conservatorium supported by the NSW Department of Education. It presents a substantial range of non-tertiary music education programs and professional concerts to the wider community each year. In 2016, NECOM joins Musica Viva Armidale to assist in the presentation of the Concert Series, including marketing and ticket sales.