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Who We Are

Welcome!Catherine Butler

NCMEA has been the voice of music education in North Carolina since 1970. The mission of our organization is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. NCMEA hosts the largest musical professional development conference and student activities in the state of North Carolina and provides resources for teachers, parents and administrators while advocating for music education at the local, state and national levels. We strive to provide leadership opportunities to all music educators and students through our continuous work on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access. We invite you to explore the NCMEA website to discover the valuable offerings and resources available through our association. I encourage you to support us as we lead North Carolina through empowering generations to create, perform, and respond to our inclusive vision for music education.

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

Thank you,

Catherine Butler
NCMEA President

Upcoming Events

Feb 28-29

High School Chorus Central 1 MPA

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
High Point University, High Point,

Mar 02

Junior Eastern Regional Orchestra Auditions

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Durham School of the Arts, Durham,

Mar 02

All-State Honors Band Auditions

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Atkins High School, Winston-Salem, NC

News & Updates

NCMEA Podcast #20 – Catherine Butler

Posted on February 14, 2024

In our 20th episode, join Howie Ledford for an enlightening conversation with the newly elected…

WATCH: The Last Repair Shop

Posted on January 25, 2024

Tucked away in a nondescript neighborhood in East Los Angeles, surrounded by 10-foot fences and…

2024 Call for Proposals Now Open

Posted on January 16, 2024

This year, we are “Putting the Pieces Together” at the NCMEA Professional Development Conference! Yes,…

Voting Now Open for 2024 NAfME Elections

Posted on January 12, 2024

Voting is open for the 2024–2026 NAfME National President-Elect and the North Central, Southern, and…

NC Music Educator Journal – Winter 2024

Posted on January 9, 2024

The Winter 2024 edition of the North Carolina Music Educator Journal is now available to…