Founded in 1915, the Rhode Island Music Education Association is a federated state association of the NAfME. We are 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.


New: Guidance for Music and Performances

RIDE and RIDOH have updated their guidelines regarding music and performances in our schools as of February 15, 2021.

Students across Rhode Island will now have more access to music education and music ensembles! We appreciate RIDE and RIDOH incorporating RIMEA's feedback and suggestions into the development of their guidance.


All-State Festival 2021

Due to the COVID pandemic this year, the All-State Festival itself will be in a much different format. RIMEA is planning a high-quality virtual ensemble experience for all accepted students, at NO COST to families.

RIMEA's All-State managers have been in contact (via email) with sponsors/students/parents with music and other details regarding the VIRTUAL performance.



2020/21 Professional Development Series



Winter 2021 RIMER Journal

RIMER Journal - Vol. 63 No. 1 is available online.


RIMEA/RI-ACDA Reopening Guidance for PK-12 Music Classrooms

The Reopening Guidance Document was posted on June 30, 2020.

This document serves to provide guidance for the wide variety of music classes in the state, and to ensure alignment with the RIDE Reopening Framework. It is organized into 3 main sections: (1) Curriculum/Instruction and Supports; (2) Reopening Operations; and (3) Health and Safety with Classroom Set-Up and Materials. In addition, the following PK-12 music education teaching scenarios are addressed: General Music, Choral Ensembles, Instrumental Ensembles, and Middle & High School Classroom Music.

We hope this document is helpful to you as you and your school leadership teams start planning!


General Music



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