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Who We Are


Founded in 1970, members of NCMEA have been the voice of music education in North Carolina for over half a century. The mission of our organization is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. NCMEA not only hosts professional development and student activities, but our organization also provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators and we advocate for music education at the local, state and national levels. We invite you to explore this website to discover the valuable offerings and resources available through our organization. We hope that you will support us as we lead North Carolina in music education, empowering generations to create, perform, and respond to music.

If you have questions and/or need assistance please contact our Executive Director, Pat Hall.

Thank you,

Carol Earnhardt

News & Updates

PD Webinar with Scott Lang

January 13, 2021

Recover, Recruit and Reinvest: A Three-Step Plan for the Next Three MonthsJanuary 23, 2021 |…

A Hopeful Message for 2021

December 24, 2020

NCMEA President’s Hopeful Message for the Coming Year   Everyone at North Carolina Music Educators…

Northwest Guilford Duo in GRAMMY Finals

December 10, 2020

Congratulations are in order for Brian McMath and Donny Walter for reaching the finals of…

NCMEA President, ED Guest On Podcast

August 17, 2020

On Monday, August 17 NCMEA President Carol Earnhardt and Executive Director Pat Hall made a…

CMA Foundation/NAfME Award NCMEA with Advocacy Grant

August 4, 2020

NCMEA is pleased to be a recipient of a CMA Foundation, in conjunction with the National…