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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

Mar 26

MS Choral West #1 LE MPA

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Batte Fine Arts Center, Wingate,

Mar 27

MIOSM Concerts at the Capitol

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
NC State Capitol Building, Raleigh, NC

Apr 01-02

MS Choral West #2 LE MPA

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory, NC

Apr 03

MS Choral West #3 LE MPA

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Swain County High School, Bryson City,

Apr 04-05

MS Choral Central LE/S&SE MPA

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Christ United Methodist Church – Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

News & Updates

Music In Our Schools Month 2019 – Concerts At The Capitol

February 26, 2019

Every Wednesday in March, in celebration of Music In Our Schools Month, the NCMEA will…

NCDOT Announces Business 40 Closure Date

October 17, 2018

US Business 40 will close between US 52 and Peters Creek Parkway beginning at 8AM…

Accepting applications now!

October 15, 2018

Applications for the Fall 2018 Music Education Innovator Award are open now through a special…

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,…