Upcoming Events

  1. Western Region HS Auditions

    January 13, 2018
  2. Eastern Region HS Auditions

    January 13, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  3. Eastern Region MPA

    March 6, 2018 - March 9, 2018


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NCMEA-Ad-Large-Template-150x150The Orchestra Section of NCMEA is comprised of the Eastern and Western Regions. Each region hosts a number of events that greatly enhance the musical education of the students of North Carolina. These events include Regional Honors Orchestras, Solo and Ensemble Festivals, and Music Performance Adjudication (formerly known as Contest/Festival). 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.

Fall Meeting Notes

The notes from the regional fall meetings have been posted in the Documents section.

Clinician Recommendation Form

The NCMEA Orchestra Section has made available a new form for recommending clinicians for various events in our section. The new form may be found here.

Director of the Year

The Regional Orchestra Director of the Year nominations are open now through September 1, 2017. Please take a moment to visit the nomination page to nominate a deserving director. The director does not need to be from your region.

Orchestra Vacancies

Job Opening: The Public Schools of Robeson County (NC), is looking for a new high school orchestra director to start in October 2017. The position is full-time, split between Lumberton Senior HS and St. Pauls HS. The students are positive, we have a great team of orchestra directors and a supportive arts coordinator. Message me with questions or email your resume to our arts coordinator, Sandi Carter, at sandra.carter@robeson.k12.nc.us.

E. B. Aycock middle school in Greenville is in need of a qualified Orchestra teacher. We got a great new principal last year and have a very good staff. The position includes 3 classes of strings and 3 classes of general music. If you or someone you know is interested, please email Stephanie Peo at peos@pitt.k12.nc.us.

Full time orchestra position open at Shelby Middle School. Post can be found here: https://ats4.searchsoft.net/ats/job_board_frame… For more info feel free to call John Champney at 704-968-9678 or email at jchampney@clevelandcountyschools.org.

NC All-State Honors Orchestra

Forms, registration links and the personnel list for the 2017 NC All-State Honors Orchestra Event has been posted to the All-State Honors Orchestra page in the Directors’ section.  Please note the due date for all forms.

NCMEA Conference Performance Application

The deadline for Performance Applications has been extended to Friday, April 7, 2017.  Please click here to access the Performance Application.

All sessions and performances that are accepted will be notified by June 1, 2017.

Call for 2017 Conference Sessions Proposals

Call for 2017 Conference Sessions Proposals is now open through April 7.

NCMEA Section/Committee Chairs will review all proposals and will invite presenters after approval by the NCMEA Board of Directors. Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 1, 2017.

NOTE: Submitted proposals will be shared with the appropriate NCMEA Section/Committee Chair for review according to the Session Track selected on your submission form.

Please click here for the application.

New Orchestra

A Raleigh based group is starting a new orchestra called the NC Film Orchestra which is closely related to the NC film industry.  The group is seeking high-level community players.  If you are interested please contact Patricia Pearce.

Event Updates

Most events have been updated with the most recent information.  If something is missing, please let us know so that we may post the date and location.

New Site

Dear Directors,

Due to damage to the previous site, a new site has been constructed.  Unfortunately, accounts did not transfer so you will need to reregister here for an account.  I apologize for any inconvenience but hopefully all of the membership issues will be resolved with the new site.

Best regards,