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Who We Are

NCMEA is one of eleven state affiliates of the Southern Division of NAfME: the National Association for Music Education. The mission of NCMEA is to promote music as a fundamental component of education and to provide opportunities for lifelong learning by supporting teachers, students, and communities in developing and fostering excellence in music.

It is NCMEA’s intention to provide valuable information and resources. The members of the Board of Directors are dedicated and committed to quality music education for all children and are most willing to assist the NCMEA membership in any way. If you have questions and/or need assistance you are invited and encouraged to contact any NCMEA Board member or our Executive Director, Pat Hall.

Richard Holmes

Upcoming Events

Sep 12

ArtsR4Life Retreat

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Meredith College, Raleigh,

Sep 13-14

NAfME Southern Division Meeting

01:00 pm – 12:00 pm
, Atlanta, GA

Oct 16

Conference Early Registration Closes

12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Nov 06-08
Nov 07-10

NCMEA Professional Development Conference

08:00 am – 12:00 pm
Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

News & Updates


Conference Registration Opens Today

August 17, 2015

Early registration for the 2015 NCMEA Professional Development Conference opens today. All attendees must register…


11 NC Students Named to 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

August 6, 2015

Eleven North Carolina students will be traveling to San Antonio TX to march in the…

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Summer/Fall Journal

August 6, 2015

Look for the Summer/Fall edition of the Music Educator Journal in your mailbox soon.

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NCMEA Wins Membership Award

June 30, 2015

NCMEA won the Excellence in Membership Award at the NAfME National Assembly meeting in Tysons Corner…


NCMEA Members Attend Hill Day

June 24, 2015

Board Leadership, Richard Holmes, James Daugherty and Sonja Williams, Advocacy Chair, Jonathan Drye, Collegiate President-Elect…