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Who We Are


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

Dec 14

District 5 Elections

07:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Jan 07-08

NCMEA Board Meeting

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites, RDU Airport/Resesarch Triangle Park, Morrisville,

News & Updates

Virtual Meet the NAfME Candidates Forum

November 16, 2021

Save the date for the Virtual Meet the Candidates Forum: Sunday, December 5, 2021, at…

NC Students Honored in 2021 NAfME Electronic Music Composition Competition

November 3, 2021

A trio of North Carolina students were recently honored in the 2021 NAfME Electronic Music…

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…