NCMTA Welcome, Mission and Vision

North Carolina Music Teachers Association

teacher with guitar student


We are NCMTA, the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association. We are a non-profit organization founded in 1959. Today we consist of approximately 500 music teachers throughout the state.

Mission and Vision

The mission of NCMTA is the advancement of musical knowledge and education through discussion, investigation, performance, publication, and the promotion of the general welfare of music teachers in the state of North Carolina. The vision for our activities is aimed both at the promotion of the art of music and of the advancement of musical knowledge by disseminating the knowledge of educational activities and by promoting the appreciation of music throughout the state. 

Teacher and cello student


NCMTA was the proud recipient of the MTNA State Affiliate of the Year for 2020! Our past President Dr. Vicky Fischer Faw was named MTNA Teacher of the Year in 2022! Our Raleigh Piano Teachers Association was named MTNA’s Local Association of the Year 2023! We are proud and grateful for these recognitions of our North Carolina colleagues and their dedication to our profession.

Our Website is Your Primary Resource

We welcome you to explore this website. Please take advantage of the many opportunities we have provided for you to connect with colleagues. We are here to support you in your professional journey. We hope you’ll join us.

Newsworthy items, current opportunities

  • 2023-24 Advertising Support!

    To our 2023-24 Advertisers – thank you for your support of NCMTA


    NCMTA Performance Festival is held annually between February and May in two phases – District and State. Piano, voice, concert instruments.

  • Piano Festival Workshop – It’s Now!

    Our Piano Festival Workshop covers the NCMTA Piano Performance Festival Repertoire for two festival seasons (i.e., two years). The workshop is a paid service of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, and is available on our Vimeo channel with paid registration. For more information and to register, please visit the Professional Development area of this…


    These NCMTA meetings and events are always online, for your convenience.

  • MTNA Conferences, Contests, Competitions and Festivals

    2024 MTNA Student Events Our national parent association, MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), offers adjudicated student performance opportunities. Both competitive and non-competitive, these opportunities are distinct from our own NCMTA student events. 2024 MTNA Annual Conference The 2024 MTNA National Conference will be one of the best professional development investment you can make for yourself...

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