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.

Spring Dinner/Meeting

Posted April 21, 2016

Spring Dinner/All-Member Meeting will take place at Stillwater Tavern (formally 'Crickets') on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

The cost is $10 per person, with a choice of sirloin, scrod, stuffed chicken or vegetarian, including coffee and dessert. Cocktail hour begins at 6PM, with dinner at 7PM. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!

Solo & Ensemble 2016

Updated April 24, 2016

The 2016 Solo & Ensemble schedule is now posted.

Solo & Ensemble will take place at Rhode Island College on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Additonal students can still be registered on-site in Roberts Hall Lobby for a fee of $25 per solo/$40 per ensemble (regardless of size).

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 going to be selling the 2016 All-State CDs/DVDs

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

2016 All-National Honor Ensembles Information

Posted January 9, 2016

Plans are well underway to make the 2016 All-National Honors Ensembles a life-changing musical experience that your students will never forget!! This year's event will take place on November 10 - 13, 2016 in Grapevine, Texas.

Students are required to upload an unedited and unaccompanied video performing the required repertoire for their instrument or voice part. Please find repertoire requirements here. There is the option of uploading an additional 2 minute video. This may be a piece of your choosing and may be accompanied or unaccompanied.

The application process will close on May 11, 2016.

Fall 2015 RIMER Journal

Posted November 2, 2015

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.

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.