The mission of NAfME (formerly MENC), the National Association for Music Education, is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
Founded in 1915, the state organization of NAfME is the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA).
As NAfME represents the nation's music educators, RIMEA represents the state music educators in a more personal and intimate manner. RIMEA is a non-profit organization that plays a significant role in representing all phases of music education in the schools, colleges, and universities within the state of Rhode Island.
The RIMEA Music Library contains selections for concert band, jazz ensemble, jazz choir, orchestra, and chorus which were purchased for past Regional Festivals, Honors Festivals, and All-State Festivals. We encourage members to use the selections in the library for your own school groups.
Call for Student Compositions
Posted August 15, 2014
The 2015 NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Providence, RI will feature a Young Composer Concert, followed by a session titled Young Composer Forum. Teachers and students in NAfME Eastern Division states are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and full-time graduate students are eligible to submit compositions. Students' school must be in states included in NAfME Eastern Division.
The deadline to submit student-composer compositions is November 15, 2014.
The Rhode Island Music Educators Review (RIMER) is the official publication of the Rhode Island Music Educators Association. All members of RIMEA are encouraged to submit articles of interest to our profession for publication. Submissions are also welcome from colleagues outside of Rhode Island, but first consideration is afforded to our membership. Please use the RIMER to share information about special events or programs in your community. The success of this journal is contingent upon participation from our membership.
The purpose of the NAfME Advocacy Groundswell is to cultivate an online community of NAfME members from across the country interested in participating in advocacy initiatives, engaging in discussions about advocacy and regularly digesting advocacy news.