NCCMI Scores Big at Federation

Thirteen NCCMI ensembles participated in the regional level of the NC Federation Music Competition in March, our highest number yet! A month later at the state level, The Bravura String […]

WCPE Quartet Enjoys String of Successes

The WCPE String Quartet, one of NCCMI’s premier leadership ensembles, has recently taken its talents across America—to the tune of first prize and Audience Favorite awards at the U. of […]

Student Takes the Lead on Fundraiser

Sam Caplan, an eighth grade cellist in the Sostenuto String Quartet, was recently inspired to channel his love for chamber music and NCCMI into a fundraiser. With the support of […]

From the Director

This might have been a very tentative year for NCCMI. Instead, we came roaring out of the pandemic restrictions with exuberance and joy. 23 inspiring teachers mentored 91 students in […]

New Addition to NCCMI Board!

Virginia “Ginny” Zehr is a scientist, one who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology, but she spent a great deal of her life engaged in music and education, an […]

NCCMI Alumnus Quenton Blache Returns as a Composer

By: Caroline Smyth At every coaching, workshop, and masterclass, NCCMI works to develop musicians holistically—to foster a love for their work that will last beyond their final performance review. Quenton […]

From the Director

By Elizabeth Beilman January 23rd, 2022 Topsy Turvey. That is the only way you can describe these last 2 months. As our country has reeled from the Omicron variant of […]

What in the World is a Performance Review?

Throughout the year, NCCMI students work hard honing the craft of performance. In order to improve, they need opportunities to perform AND a chance to receive encouragement and suggestions from […]

Caroline Shaw Master Class

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw is already a familiar friend of NCCMI musicians. She last worked with our students in a master class in May of 2019. Based in New […]