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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

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…