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.

All-State Results

Posted November 25, 2014

All-State results are posted in the member section. As always, students need to see their sponsors for results.

All sponsors with students accepted into an ensemble must submit an online master list by December 12, 2014.

Any student participating in an ensemble must also submit a student contract.


All-Eastern Conference

Updated on October 20, 2014

Pre-registration is now available for the Eastern Division Conference which will take place April 9-12, 2015, right here in Providence!

"Coffee and Friends" Support Meeting

Updated on November 14, 2014

Our next "Coffee and Friends" Meeting is on December 10th. These meetings are intended to be an informal gathering of teachers to share and support. You are welcome to bring a friend who is not a member of RIMEA.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014: 6:00 - 7:30 pm @ Panera Bread, 160 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield Mall. Topic: Best practices for beginning recorder students. Come and share what works for you! Feel free to bring handouts to share.

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.

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.


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