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.
Senior All-State Jazz Enemble to Play Newport Jazz Festival
Posted July 16, 2016
Our very own RIMEA Senior All-State Jazz Ensemble (made up of RI students from grades 10-12), will be performing on Saturday, July 30 at 11:00AM on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival under the direction of Brown University's Matt McGarrell.
NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award
Posted July 16, 2016
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.
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.
2016 All-State Photos & Recordings
Updated March 21, 2016
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!
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.