Rhode Island Music Education Association

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.

Here you can find information on joining RIMEA.

Music Teacher Evaluation and the National Core Arts Standards:
Navigating New Waters

Posted October 9, 2016

Open to all music teachers, pre-service music teachers, and school administrators!


Join us at RIC on Saturday, January 7 and explore: What are the National Core Arts Standards, and how do they relate to GSEs and SLOs? How do they impact music teacher evaluation? How can music educators successfully prepare for evaluation by administration? What are current "best practices" in the evaluation process for music educators? What impact might recent legislative actions (ESSA, Rhode Island Music Performance bill) have on music education?

Fall 2016 RIMER Journal

Posted October 9, 2016

The Fall RIMER Journal magazine is available.

The Rhode Island Music Educator's 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.

Complete 2016/17 All-State Audition Requirements Posted

Updated October 8, 2016

Complete audition requirements, including vocal practice MP3s, are now posted.

Complete list of updates made to All-State audition material as of 10/27/16

All-State auditions will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016. All-State preregistration is now closed. RIMEA members, additional studnets may be registered on-site at Moses Brown on 11/19/16, for a fee of $25.

NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award

Posted July 16, 2016

NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award Due to the passing of the Music Performance Bill last year, RIMEA received the highest award in Advocacy from NAfME this spring. On hand to receive this award was the primary reason that we received it - Nicole (Denton) Worzel.

Rhode Island is only the 5th state to receive the NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award! The flag in the award was flown over the U.S. Capitol during the month of March (Music In Our Schools month) and is now on display at the RIMEA office at the Carter Center.

2016 All-State Photos & Recordings

Updated March 21, 2016

2016 Elementary All-State Chorus Huge congratulations to all the students, conductors, accompanists, managers, sponsors and parents involved with 2016 All-State. One thing is certain... you all did a magnificent job!

Soundwaves is selling the 2016 All-State CDs/DVDs

Use the offer code "SUMMER16" to receive 15% off your order.

Order "Musical Memories"... All-State Festival Photographs by Howard Rockwin Enterprises

NAfME Groundswell

Posted on March 31, 2012

Every teacher, parent and student that supports the arts in our schools should sign up for NAfME Advocacy Groundswell.

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.