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.

2017 All-State Season!

Updated February 12, 2017
  • February 26 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Guitar Rehearsals, 6:00-8:30 p.m., @ Providence College
  • February 27 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Guitar Rehearsals snow date (if needed)
  • March 1 - ALL Junior Division All-State Band, Orchestra, Treble and Mixed Choruses Rehearsals, 6:00-8:30 p.m. @ Ponaganset MS
  • March 1 - ALL Senior Division All-State Band, Orchestra, Women's and Mixed Choruses Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00 p.m. @ Ponaganset HS
  • March 2 - ALL Junior & Senior Division All-State Band, Orchestra, Women's, Treble and Mixed Choruses Rehearsal snow date (if needed)
  • March 6 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Guitar Rehearsals, 6:00-8:30 p.m., @ Providence College
  • March 7 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Guitar Rehearsals snow date (if needed)
  • March 9 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Guitar Rehearsals, 6:00-8:30 p.m., @ Providence College
  • March 10 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Guitar Rehearsals snow date (if needed)
  • March 11 - Elementary All-State Chorus Rehearsal, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon @ Pilgrim HS
  • March 12 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Guitar Concert, 7:00 p.m., @ Providence College
  • March 13 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Jazz Rehearsals, 1:00-7:00 p.m. @ Barrington HS
  • March 14 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Jazz Rehearsals, 1:00-7:00 p.m. @ Barrington HS
  • March 15 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Jazz Concert, 7:00 p.m. @ University of Rhode Island
  • March 17 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Band/Mixed Chorus/Treble Chorus/Women's Chorus Rehearsals, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. @ Moses Brown School
  • March 17 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Orchestra Rehearsals, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. @ Carter Center
  • March 18 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Band/Mixed Chorus/Treble Chorus/Women's Chorus Rehearsals, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. @ Moses Brown School
  • March 18 - Junior & Senior Division All-State Orchestra Rehearsals, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. @ Carter Center
  • March 18 - Elementary All-State Chorus Rehearsal, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. @ VMA
  • March 19 - Concerts for All-State Bands: 11:00 a.m.; Orchestras: 2:30 p.m.; Choruses: 6:30 p.m. @ VMA Auditorium

2017 Elementary All-State Chorus

Posted January 23, 2017

Music will be mailed to the sponsors this weekend, February 10th.

Elementary All-State Chorus practice MP3 files are posted.

2017 All-State Photos & Recordings

Updated January 12, 2017

2016 Elementary All-State Chorus

Soundwaves is still selling the 2016 All-State CDs/DVDs

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 2016 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.