Student Performances

NCCMI hosts a number of events for the ensembles. The general public are welcome to attend these free events! See our calendar for more information.

Each ensemble must perform in one Community Engagement Event, one Performance Review, and one Formal Concert as part of the NCCMI curriculum requirements.

Community Engagement Programs

Not only is live performance essential to help young artists hone their musical skills, it also helps them develop self-confidence that translates to many aspects of life. NCCMI believes in providing our students as many opportunities to perform as possible. Beyond our performance reviews, spring concerts, and master classes, students have the opportunity to present outreach and pop-up concerts as a variety of venues. In recent years, NCCMI students have provided performances for many local groups, including: Wake County libraries, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Local retirement communities, The North Carolina governor’s mansion, Local churches. 

Performance Reviews

Each ensemble presents the highlights from its fall repertoire in a formal concert setting, complete with verbal introductions and bows!

A faculty panel gives written comments that are used in the second semester rehearsal plan. Groups are scored on basic musical elements (pitch, rhythm, etc.) and more sophisticated metrics (ensemble cohesiveness, style, musical communication, etc.).

Spring Formal Concerts & Awards

These concerts are the culmination of each ensemble’s yearly efforts. They are formal occasions with an award ceremony and reception to follow! Students participate in NCCMI for multiple years, their repertoire becoming more challenging and complex along the way. Awards are given for Exceptional Community Service, Graduating Seniors and Outstanding NCCMI Students.

2024 Spring Concerts will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2:00 pm at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church; Sunday, May 12, 4:00 pm at Church of the Nativity; and Saturday, May 18, 2:00 pm at Church of the Nativity. See our calendar for more information.