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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. Our mission is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all.

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

Jan 27-28

CDBA MS All-District Clinic

South Garner High School, ,

Jan 27-28

CDBA HS All-District Clinic

Sanderson High School, ,

Jan 27-28
Jan 27-28

SCDBA All-District Band Clinic

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Stuart Cramer High School, ,

News & Updates


#GivingTuesday: Let the Music Play!

November 29, 2016

NCMEA is ramping up it’s GoFundMe Campaign to raise funds to replace music, musical instruments…

NCMEA Member Beth Ulffers

NCMEA Members Help Flood Victims

October 17, 2016

NCMEA Members Drumming It Up for Flood Victims in Greenville NC. Read the story here…


NCMEA President’s Message In Wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 13, 2016

October 14, 2016 Friends: Less than a week ago we watched the weather and news…


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…