Overview

The NCMEA Conference takes over downtown Winston-Salem for 3 ½ days of sessions, clinics and concerts scheduled in the Benton Convention Center, the Embassy Suites, the Marriott and Stevens Center. 

The more than 1,500 attendees are music educators that teach K-12 as well as at the college/university level. We also have several hundred collegiate members attend. This number does not include the students that hail from all over North Carolina that won auditions for a place in of the NCMEA Honors Ensembles: Elementary Honors Chorus, Middle School Honors Chorus, High School Honors Chorus and Honors Orchestra. Each NCMEA Section also invites middle school and high school ensembles from around the State that showcase the best in band, choral, jazz and orchestra music.

NCMEA Conference also hosts a music industry trade show with more than 100 vendors. Exhibitors include nationally known instrument companies and music publishers as well as vendors from North Carolina. Our attendees can also visit with representatives from many North Carolina college and university music departments.

For more information about the Conference contact NCMEA Executive Director, Pat Hall at [email protected].

Future dates for NCMEA Conference

  • November 7 – 10, 2020       (NCMEA 50th Anniversary)
  • November 5 – 9, 2021
  • November 4 – 8, 2022