NCMEA Strategic Plan

NCMEA Strategic Plan 2017-2020



Inform, engage, and activate the public, policymakers and educational leaders to promote and support music as an integral and core component of a comprehensive and balanced education accessible to all students.

Disseminate information to all stakeholders to advocate for the value of music education in the lives of all people

Build relationships, partnerships, strategic alliances, and sponsorships, with other North Carolina arts organizations to advance music education and the arts across the state

Influence the legislative, policy, and regulatory environment to support music education and music educators in North Carolina through engagement with stakeholder organizations.

Engage the use of social media to bolster public awareness of music education

Build relationships, partnerships, and strategic alliances with well-known North Carolina musicians to advocate for music and music education

Promote and celebrate school music programs and educators in their successes 

Leading the Profession

Provide music educators and education leaders engaging professional development opportunities and research to support best practices and serve the needs of students.

Provide a Professional Development Conference for all stakeholders focused on music teaching, resources, research, and performance

Lead professional and personal development by providing dynamic and effective publications and learning opportunities

Build the capacity of future music education leaders in our profession

Provide forums for discussion of critical issues affecting music programs

Strengthen relationships with state and national music, arts, and other education organizations

Create and support partnerships between public school teachers and higher education programs to improve practice and expand knowledge

Foster activity in recruiting and retaining music teachers, maintaining the vitality of the profession

Higher Education/Research

Partner with North Carolina’s higher education institutions to promote and disseminate sound data to advance music teaching and learning and influence educational policy.

Share research and knowledge with all audiences

Lead professional and personal development by providing dynamic and effective resources, materials, publications, and learning opportunities.

Promote the vitality of the music education profession

Capacity Building

Ensure sound leadership and fiscal practices in decision making to advance the association for the future

Build and maintain technological capacity to support all stakeholders

Increase membership in the active, collegiate, higher education, and retired categories

Develop section and state leadership

Model our mission, vision, and values in all programs and projects

Build the capacity of current and future members in the music education profession

Adopted by the NCMEA Board of Directors
August 6, 2016