Past Presidents of NCMEA

NCMEA resulted from a merger that occurred in 1970 between two professional organizations: the North Carolina Music Educators Conference (NCMEC) and the North Carolina State Music Teachers Association (NCSMTA). The list of presidents which follows represents those who have served since the inception of NCMEA.


  • 1970-1971   James (Jim) Hall
  • 1971-1973   Hortense N. Reed
  • 1973-1975   Homer Haworth
  • 1975-1977   William G. Spencer
  • 1977-1979   Robert B. Gaskins
  • 1979-1981   Billiegene Garner
  • 1981-1983   Mary Jane Crawford
  • 1983-1985   Ralph B. Shumaker
  • 1985-1987   Reta R. Phifer
  • 1987-1989   Charles H. Gilchrist
  • 1989-1991   Barbara B. Bair
  • 1991-1993   John R. Locke
  • 1993-1995   Frank E. Williams
  • 1995-1997   Barbara L. Geer
  • 1997-1999   Fran Page
  • 1999-2001   William Crowder
  • 2001-2003   Earl Taylor
  • 2003-2005   Maribeth Yoder-White
  • 2005-2007   Constance L. McKoy
  • 2007-2009   Jerry Cribbs
  • 2009-2011   David S. Albert
  • 2011-2013   Sonja Z.M.Williams
  • 2013-2015   Richard Holmes
  • 2015-2017   James Daugherty
  • 2017-2019   Jazzmone Sutton
  • 2019-2021   Dr. Carol Earnhardt
  • 2021-2023   Jonathan Hamiel