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Who We Are

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

Aug 16

NC Symphony 2022/23 Teacher Workshop

09:00 am – 02:30 pm

Nov 05-08

NCMEA Professional Development Conference

Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Nov 08

NCMEA Board Meeting

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

News & Updates

Calls for Research Posters, Lightning Talks Now Open

August 4, 2022

The NCMEA Research Committee is pleased to announce calls for research posters and student researcher…

Middle School Music Grant Volume Increased

August 4, 2022

The non-profit Peter R. Marsh Foundation has increased its annual Middle School Music Grant volume…

Honors Chorus Virtual Choir 2021

July 21, 2022

Commissioned for the 2021 North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus in honor of the 50th Anniversary…

US Dept. of Education Call for Student Performing Artists

June 3, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking student performing artists (such as bands/marching bands, choirs,…

Legislative Day 2022

June 3, 2022

The Arts Day virtual conference is over – but Legislative Day is just around the…