The Jazz Education Section of NCMEA is comprised of the Eastern, Central, and Western Regions. Each region hosts a Jazz Music Performance Adjudication event as well as a regional Honors Jazz Clinic to help students experience and celebrate this truly American music across the state. Every year, the section sponsors a middle school and high school All-State Jazz Ensemble comprised of some of the North Carolina’s most outstanding musicians, lead by some of the most respected performers and educators in the field. Each year, professionals from secondary and post-secondary education work together to continue sharing this genre with our students. This website is intended as an important resource for the instrumental directors of North Carolina. Students and parents should consult with their respective directors for information regarding the various requirements and events.