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Who We Are


NCMEA’s mission is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. Since our founding in 1970, it has been our intention to provide valuable information and resources for teachers, students and communities throughout North Carolina. We encourage you to explore this website to discover our many offerings, such as student performance opportunities, professional development, advocacy for quality music education and more.

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

Thank you,

Jazzmone Sutton

Upcoming Events

Nov 10-13

NCMEA Conference

Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Nov 13

NCMEA Board Meeting

12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Nov 17

East Region Orchestra Solo & Small Ensemble MPA

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
UNCW Cultural Arts Building, Wilmington, NC

Jan 12

East Region Honors Orchestra Auditions

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Jack Britt High School, Fayetteville, NC

Jan 12

West Region Honors Orchestra Auditions

09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Hough High School, Cornelius, NC

News & Updates

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation & Music Rising

October 2, 2018

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is a non-profit that supports instrumental music education programs by…

Hurricane Florence Relief/Donations

September 28, 2018

NCMEA has had an outpouring of requests to help our members in eastern North Carolina,…

NCMEA Honors Audition Update

September 24, 2018

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NCMEA Members Receive NC Symphony Music Educator Awards

September 5, 2018

Raleigh, NC – Since their first concert for young people in 1941, the North Carolina…

Perkins Reauthorization Becomes Law

August 20, 2018

Congress Passes and President Trump Signs Career and Technical Education Bill The National Association for…