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Welcome!Jonathan Hamiel

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,

Johnathan Hamiel
NCMEA President

Upcoming Events

Oct 06
Oct 23-25

Charlotte Praxis Boot Camp

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte,

Nov 04-07

NCMEA Annual Professional Development Conference

Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Nov 18

News & Updates

Conference Registration Scholarships for Collegiate NAfME Members

Posted on September 14, 2023

NCMEA will again offer Conference Registration Scholarships to assist up to 48 deserving Collegiate NAfME…

2023 Conference Keynote Speaker

Posted on September 13, 2023

As “America’s educator-encourager,” Mickey Smith Jr. creates a dynamic keynote experience he calls See The…

NCMEA Podcast #17 – Dr. Carol Earnhardt

Posted on September 8, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Carol Earnhardt and Howie discuss the topics of mentoring and musical…

Attn: Music Educators In Rural, Public Schools

Posted on September 8, 2023

NCMEA is passionate about helping music teachers do their best work by improving their knowledge…

First Biennial NC Intercollegiate Honor Band

Posted on September 5, 2023

The first Biennial North Carolina Intercollegiate Honor Band (NCIHB), sponsored by NCMEA, will occur during…