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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.

James Daugherty

Upcoming Events

Sep 30

NC Honors Chorus Auditions- Central

UNCG, Greensboro , NC

Oct 01

NC Honors Chorus Auditions-East

Meredith College, Raleigh,

Oct 15

NC Honors Chorus Workshop

09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Elon University, ,

Oct 15

NC Honors Chorus Workshop

09:45 am – 02:45 pm
Wingate University, ,

Nov 05-08

NCMEA Conference

Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

News & Updates


NCMEA President’s Blog Post on Funding ESSA

September 16, 2016

Read NCMEA President James Daugherty’s blog on funding ESSA 


NCMEA President Addresses ArtsR4Life Conference

September 11, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction hosted the 2nd annual ArtsR4Life Conference at Meredith…


NCMEA Members Win NC Symphony Music Educator Awards

July 31, 2016

The North Carolina Symphony recently named three NCMEA members as their 2016 Music Educator Award winners.…


Ten NC Music Educators Selected as Grammy Finalists

June 14, 2016

Congratulations to the ten music educators from North Carolina selected in the quarterfinalist round for…

Summer PD Workshop Flyer

Summer PD Workshop

June 3, 2016

Experiencing Music for All People is the title of a NCMEA sponsored workshop that will…