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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, Susan Heiserman.

Thank you,

Carol Earnhardt

Upcoming Events

Nov 06-09

Conference 2021

Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

News & Updates

President-Elect Hamiel in August Ed. of Teaching Music

August 18, 2021

“How can students love music, but hate music class?” Check out the latest edition of…

Music Education During COVID-19

April 1, 2021

For NCMEA President Carol Earnhardt, the pandemic has been one of her hardest challenges as…

Superintendent Truitt’s MIOSM Message

March 11, 2021

Superintendent Catherine Truitt’s first day on the job as North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction…

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…