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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

Jun 12-15

Music Literacy Workshop in Mocksville

08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Davie County High School, Mocksville,

Jul 13-15

Get Certified! Praxis Bootcamp

Christopher Newport University, Newport News,

Aug 12

NCMEA Leadership Academy

09:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nov 04-07

NCMEA Annual Professional Development Conference

Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC

News & Updates

Webinar – Guitar Literature: Method Books & Curriculum Resources

Posted on May 25, 2023

There are dozens of guitar method books and resources available for teachers to use in…

Webinar – Listening To & Learning From Rural Music Educators

Posted on May 25, 2023

Music educators from UNC-Wilmington, East Carolina University and Louisiana State University facilitate a conversation exploring…

The Mindset of an Advocate

Posted on May 22, 2023

The Music Education Advocate podcast: Ep. 9 – The Mindset of an Advocate Join James…

NCMEA Podcast #14 – Dave Albert #2

Posted on May 17, 2023

In this episode, Howie talks with Dave Albert, retired band director from Leesville Road High…

Maurice named 2023 Fine Arts Educator of the Year

Posted on May 17, 2023

NCMEA member Margaret Maurice of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was named the 2023 Fine Arts Educator of…