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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

Jul 29

New Teacher Bootcamp – Workshop 1

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Aug 14

New Teacher Bootcamp – Workshop 2

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

News & Updates

New Teacher Bootcamps for Fall 2024

Posted on July 8, 2024

Join experienced teachers as they share their best practices for success in music education. Workshop…

NAfME Recognizes WCU for Excellence

Posted on July 1, 2024

Congratulations go out to the Catamounts of Western Carolina University for being one of the…

Governor Announces New NC Office of Music

Posted on July 1, 2024

Governor Roy Cooper has announced a new office to promote and celebrate North Carolina music,…

HS Choral Dates for 2024-2025

Posted on June 24, 2024

From @ncmea_hschoral: Make sure to get these dates on your calendars so you don’t miss…

Make Music Day 2024 – Events Across NC

Posted on June 19, 2024

On Friday, June 21, 2024, North Carolinians all over the state will participate in Make…