The NCMEA Board voted to approve an IN-PERSON Conference for November 2021. We recognize that music educators are ready to gather together for professional development and networking. We are working with the Benton Convention Center staff to be sure we follow the current guidelines for social distancing, mask wearing and hygiene. The Conference Planning team is currently inviting presenters. We have a DRAFT version of our schedule on the website that you can download as an Excel file. Registration is now open.

We are currently working on the viability of hosting the Elementary, Middle and High School Honors Chorus ensembles and NC Honors Orchestra. We will share more information as soon as it becomes available.

We have invited music industry vendors as well as colleges and universities to exhibit with us at The Benton Convention Center. See the Exhibitor Information page for registration information.

The NCMEA Board is very excited to be able to provide this opportunity for NCMEA members.



Future dates for NCMEA Conference to be held in Winston-Salem, NC

  • November 6 – 9, 2021 (NCMEA 50th Anniversary Celebration)
  • November 5 – 8, 2022
  • November 4 – 7, 2023
  • November 9 – 12, 2024