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.

Solo & Ensemble Schedule for Saturday, May 9th

Updated on April 26, 2015

Click here for the schedule for the Solo & Ensemble Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 9th, at Rhode Island College. Sponsors may still register students on-site at RIC (in Roberts Hall) for a fee of $25 per solos/$40 per ensemble (regardless of size).

2015 All-State

Updated March 23, 2015

Congratulations to all the students, directors, managers, chairs, teachers and parents for an OUTSTANDING All-State Festival at the VMA on Sunday, March 22nd.

CDs/DVDs and photographs can be ordered for the Jazz Ensembles (CDs only), Guitars/Orchestras, Bands and Choruses using the links below:

RIMER Journal

Posted on March 1, 2015

The Winter 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.

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.