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 […]

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 ideal background for serving as a member of the NCCMI Board.  Ginny has always loved music and played flute in a number of community orchestras. […]

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 Blache, a cellist and former NCCMI student (2017-2019), embodies this mission wholeheartedly. NCCMI commissioned Quenton to compose a brand new piano trio, titled Afloat, which […]

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 the coronavirus, NCCMI has also felt the effects. But we’ve continued to keep our musicians engaged in their music through it all. On January 8/9, […]

Giving Tuesday!

North Carolina Chamber Music Institute comprises one educational program with nearly 30 coaches and more than 90 students — all using their talents to give back to the community in over 30 events per year!  “As a parent as well as donor, I support NCCMI year-round, but GiveNCCMI is an event like no other,” said […]

From the Director

TAKE FLIGHT! NCCMI Musicians are already spreading their wings in events throughout Wake County. As we begin to emerge from the relative isolation of the past 18 months, “Take Flight” is the theme of our year. As such, many ensembles have taken bird names…  think Kingfisher String Quartet and Eagle Piano Quartet! Thanks to our […]

2020–21 Registration Now Open

NCCMI is now accepting video auditions and registrations. Students interested in auditioning for NCCMI can register here. Here are some of our highlights: NCCMI is an academic year program of Chamber Music training and Leadership building for students aged 7-19. Mentoring by professional musicians/educators, including North Carolina Symphony musicians.  Sharing the joy of great chamber […]