Meet our New Trustees!

Allison Ashley Highly motivated with a love for learning, skilled problem solver, with a track record of delivering robust on time solutions. Extensive experience in the design, analysis, development, testing, and management of application systems across a wide range of areas (eg. Professional Services, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Daycare, Healthcare, SAS products, etc.). Detail […]

From the Director: Artistry in Bloom

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!


The 2022-23 Impact Series in Review Written by Elizabeth Beilman Chamber music is an art form that brings people together in a literal and figurative way. The NCCMI Impact Series builds upon this concept with three different but complementary events, all performed at Church of the Nativity in Raleigh. The NC Arts Council provided a […]

Spark the Arts!

NCCMI has received its first North Carolina Arts Council grant, in support of our IMPACT Series. A “Spark the Arts” Project, the 3-concert series features outstanding performers including NC Symphony, faculty musicians and emerging young artists, and highlight NC and Black composers with a bonus event: a Valentine’s Concert with Tactile Tour of Instruments. The […]

Spotlight on NCCMI Teachers!

By Elizabeth Beilman 5 new NCCMI teachers this year bring with them excellent chamber music credentials and diverse perspectives. These musicians represent the highest level of music education, having attended schools like the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Yale University, among others. They are also dedicated teachers with extensive […]

2022-2023 IMPACT Series

Concert 1: Beethoven and Beyond! (10/30/22). With a combination of standard chamber works, unfairly neglected pieces (Ex. Women composers like Germaine Tailleferre) and new works by NCCMI-commissioned composers, there is something for everyone. All performed by NCCMI faculty musicians and members of the NC Symphony.  Concert 2: Chamber Music Treasures: Music by Black Composers. Held […]

Pop Up Events!

By Elizabeth Beilman During the pandemic, we all learned to think “outside of the box”. Everything was safer outside. So our groups met weekly on screened in porches. But they needed performance opportunities to truly build their confidence and skills. And so NCCMI designed Pop Up Parks! As a partnership with Raleigh Parks and Cultural […]

NCCMI Masterclasses and Workshops

By Elizabeth Beilman Did you know? Each year, NCCMI presents over a dozen master classes and workshops. Participation in at least one is a requirement for all our students but there is never a shortage of groups that want to sign up. A master class is very similar to a regular coaching session, the main […]

Leadership Ensembles 101

By Catherine Yates What is a Leadership group? The leadership groups are scholarship NCCMI ensembles that are composed of dedicated musicians who have shown commitment to the process of making music with other young musicians over the span of multiple years. Extraordinary musicians who have shown a love for chamber music and who have been […]

From the Director

Cultivating Artistry. THIS is what NCCMI does through the teaching and experience of chamber music. While the weekly coaching sessions are the foundation of the learning process, our students learn through all of our enriching events, workshops and opportunities.  To get it all started, we had an amazing IN PERSON(!) orientation on Sept. 11. And […]