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-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 October 20, 2014

Our next "Coffee and Friends" Meeting is on November 6th. 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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 6:00 - 7:30 pm @ Corner Bakery Cafe in Warwick. Topic: New Core music Standards - discussion and idea brainstorming on how to make the new shift

All-State Updates

Updated on September 25, 2014

The deadline to register students for All-State was October 10, 2014. Members can still register students on-site at Moses Brown the day of auditions for a fee of $25

The conductors of the 2015 All-State Choruses have approved the use of the audition piece arrangements from the Choral Public Domain Library. RIMEA has posted them both here for your convenience:

Handbook and Complete All-State Audition Requirements Posted

Posted on August 30, 2014

Complete All-State audition requirements (including scales, sight-reading, etc.) are now posted with the completion of the new 2014/15 Member Handbook

RIMEA Music Library Back Online

Posted on August 30, 2014

The RIMEA Music Library contains selections for concert band, jazz ensemble, jazz choir, orchestra, and chorus which were purchased for past Regional Festivals, Honors Festivals, and All-State Festivals. We encourage members to use the selections in the library for your own school groups.

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.

NEW Advocacy Survey

Posted on July 31, 2014

Teachers, please take a few minutes to complete this new advocacy survey posted by our RIMEA Advocacy team.

Your thoughts are very important to us!

All-State Senior Jazz Ensemble @ Newport Jazz Festival

Posted July 31, 2014

RIMEA is very proud of Mrs. Barbara Hughes and the SAJE, who opened the 60th Annual Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 2nd.

RIMER Journal

Posted on July 3, 2014

The new RIMER Journal magazine is available.

The Rhode Island Music Educators 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.

2014 All-State Elementary Chorus Concert

Updated June 21, 2014

The DVD is ready! Only $10!

2015 All-Eastern Conference

Updated July 3, 2014

Next year, RIMEA will host the All-Eastern Conference in Providence!

The dates are April 9-15, 2015.

All-State CDs/DVDs

Updated March 28, 2014

Thanks to all who contributed to a wonderful All-State week. Kudos to all those thaty helped organize this massive undertaking, and to the students for all their hard work!

CDs and DVDs can be ordered for the Jazz, Chorus, Band and Orchestra concert using the form below.

Private Teacher Directory

Posted on March 31, 2012

RIMEA has a new Private Teacher Directory to assist teachers/parents/students in finding a private instructor.

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.