Written by Elizabeth Beilman

Performance opportunities are crucial to the development of young artists. Without an audience, “it’s just practice.” As we enjoy the beautiful beginnings of spring, our whole community invites you to attend our concerts! Don’t miss our Spring Formal Concerts (5/7/23 and 5/13/23) and the Celebration Fundraiser (4/20/23). And look for us to play at a park or library near you in the coming weeks! You’ll notice that NCCMI represents the diversity of our community in every aspect of our organization. We continue to build an increasingly diverse program through our students, guest artists, Board of Trustees, and programming elements. And NCCMI ensembles are performing works of many different styles this year, including by composers of color and women. 

We also wanted to share some of this year’s highlights: 

🎵 Nearly 100 students in 24 small ensembles including our first woodwind chamber group since the pandemic!

🎵 The largest number of students helped by financial aid/scholarships (almost 1/3rd of our musicians), thanks to our generous donors!

🎵 Masterclasses with the Amernet String Quartet and pianist Michelle Cann thanks to our partners at the NC Symphony and Chamber Music Raleigh

🎵 Our IMPACT Series (Faculty Artist Concerts) was supported for the first time by the NC Arts Council, including 3 concerts with the highest attendance numbers ever!

🎵 The largest representation of NCCMI students at Eastern Regional Orchestra! 

🎵 Over 20 Community Engagement Events at locations far and wide, with more to come!

Your applause and support help our musicians to grow, “blooming” into their full artistry. So as the spring unfolds, we’ll look for you at our performances!