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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

Upcoming Events

Feb 20

IVfME Webinar – Gospel Pedagogy & Its Use In the Music Classroom

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Online on your device of choice, ,

Apr 03

IVfME Webinar – Evolution of Contemporary Gospel Drumming

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Online on your device of choice, ,

News & Updates

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…

NC Symphony Honors NCMEA Members With Music Educator Awards

June 23, 2020

Since their first concert for young people in 1941, the North Carolina Symphony has been…

Lighting Our Way Forward

June 11, 2020

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) and Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in…

StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12)

June 9, 2020

The Governor’s Office and NCDHHS released StrongSchoolsNC – Public Health Toolkit (K-12) yesterday afternoon. The…