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

  • NCMTA Annual Conference 2023 – Register now!

    Make plans to attend the annual NCMTA State Conference. Register today.

  • NCMTA Leadership Greets You

    Video greetings from various of our NCMTA Board offer visitors overviews of our work.


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

  • 2023-25 Piano Festival Workshop – It’s a Virtual Event!

    Our 2021-23 Piano Festival Workshop covers the NCMTA Piano Performance Festival Repertoire for the next two festivals seasons. The workshop is a paid service of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, and will remain available on our Vimeo channel, from September 2021 through June of 2023. For more information and to register, please visit the…

  • Monthly Coffee and Conversation with Colleagues!

    Music Teachers – Join us on Zoom, 2nd Tuesday of each month 8:45 am. Expect coffee and conversation. Experience professional growth.

  • Call for IMTF Scholarship Applications Closed

    The Call for Conference Proposals opens each spring. It is your chance to bring valuable knowledge to colleagues at the annual conference

  • Teacher of the Year Award Nominations Open!

    The NCMTA Teacher of the Year Award program was established in 2008. This award recognizes a teacher who makes a significant difference in the lives of students, contributes to the advancement of music in a community, and is an outstanding example of a music educator.