2018 NCMEA Professional Development Conference
November 10 – 13, 2018
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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 1,600 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 [email protected]

School Administrator Letter

For the fall of 2018 we have a downloadable letter for you to share with your school administrator signed by NCMEA President, Jazzmone Sutton.

Hotel Reservations

The host hotels are the Winston-Salem Marriott, & Embassy Suites. There are several other hotels in the area that offer a NCMEA Conference rate.

NCMEA has a Room Block at the Winston-Salem Marriott for Friday November 9 – Tuedsay November 13 with a room rate of $157. There are several other hotels in the area that are holding rooms at a special conference rate. Please use this link to make your reservations. NCMEA HOTEL ROOM BLOCK.

Individual directors are responsible for making reservations. The Marriott reservation deadline is October 19, so make your reservations quickly. If you need assistance, finding roommates I will need permission to give your phone number to other directors.

CEU Credits

Pending approval from your school district or LEA, attendance may be used for CEU credit.

  • 50 minute sessions = 1hr | 80 minute sessions = 1.5 hrs
  • Attendees will be responsible for keeping track of their session attendance.



Please be aware the North Carolina Music Educators Association uses professional photographers during NCMEA events for promotional purposes. Members and participants may be photographed in these settings. Names will never be published with images without permission of the photographed individual(s).