As a state affiliate of the NCMEA Collegiate section logo(CNAfME), our organization focuses on preparing future music educators by giving them an opportunity for professional orientation and development during their time at higher education institutions. Through the utilization of statewide service projects, state conferences, and events sponsored by individual chapters, the members of the Collegiate Section of the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) gain an understanding of numerous principles related to the music education profession. These include:

  • The basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life
  • The philosophy and function of the music education profession
  • The professional interests of members involved in the local, state, division, and national levels
  • The music industry’s role in support of music education, and
  • The knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity

If you would like to learn more about the Collegiate Section of NCMEA and its activities, please feel free to contact one of our CNAfME State Officers.


*NEW* Collegiate Conference Scholarships

NCMEA’s 2023 Collegiate Conference Scholarships will cover the cost of conference registration ($50) for up to 48 deserving Collegiate NAfME members with demonstrated financial need. Click Here to learn more…

Bill McCloud Scholarship

The Bill McCloud scholarship is awarded to a collegiate member of NCMEA who is a resident of North Carolina and who has successfully completed 3 years in a music education degree program in North Carolina, with a GPA of 3.0.  The scholarship is a one-time award of a minimum of $2,000. The award is paid in a lump sum directly to the recipient and the North Carolina college or university he/she is attending. A check will be sent to the college/university at the beginning of the recipient’s fourth year of undergraduate study.  Click Here to learn more…

Ruth Jewell Scholarship

The Ruth Jewell scholarship is awarded to a Music Education major who is a resident of North Carolina attending a North Carolina college or university.  The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000.00 and will be paid in a lump sum to the recipient and the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s senior year.   Click Here to learn more…