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 Festival at Rhode Island College

Updated May 8, 2017


The Solo & Ensemble schedule is now posted.

You may download and print a RIC campus map with driving directions.

Students must have the PROPER SOLO & ENSEMBLE ADJUDICATION FORM with them.

Students can be registered on-site by a RIMEA member at RIC on May 20th for a fee of $25 per solo and $40 per ensemble.

Read all about Solo & Ensemble, and look at approved music lists.

Winter 2017 RIMER Journal

Posted April 20, 2017

The Winter RIMER Journal magazine is available.

This is the NEW STANDARDS issue!

If you could not attend the professional development day in January, RIMEA has posted resources for music educators and administrators. All session handouts and full HD videos of each session are available.

The Rhode Island Music Educators' Review (RIMER) is the official publication of the Rhode Island Music Education Association.

2017 All-State Photos & Recordings

Updated March 20, 2017

2016 Elementary All-State Chorus

Soundwaves will be selling the 2017 All-State CDs/DVDs/MP3s. The anticipated release date is May 1, 2017.

We are also on iTunes! In RIMEA's main menu, go to Festivals -> All-State -> Archived All-State Recordings -> All-State on iTunes... or simply search "RIMEA" in the iTunes store. (You will need to wait a while before 2017 will appear in iTunes)

Order the 2017 "Musical Memories"... All-State Festival Photographs by Howard Rockwin Enterprises

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.