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.


All-State AUDITIONS will be done via VIDEO again this fall. Specifics regarding what to include on your video will be released on November 13, and there will once again be a one-week window to record and submit auditions.

That being said, the plan is to hold IN-PERSON rehearsals and performances in the spring.

Return To Music Fall 2021

RIMEA's Advocacy Task Force has published a Return To Music Fall 2021 Resource Guide for Teachers/Staff/Administrators/Families. It was shared with both RIDE and the RIDOH; they indicated that it aligns with their guidance for schools.

What is ESSER III?

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. Under the ESSER Fund, established as part of the Education Stabilization Fund in the CARES Act, State educational agencies (SEAs) will award subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the impact COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the Nation. School districts' plans for ESSER III funds will be due beginning late August 2021. Here's how you can advocate for your school and program.

2021/22 Professional Development Series

Professional Development PLUs will be available through a variety of workshops during the 2021/22 school year.

Guidance for Music and Performances

RIDE and RIDOH have once again updated their guidelines regarding music and performances in our schools as of May 18, 2021.

2021 All-State Festival Concert YouTube Premiere

Thank you to all that made this virtual performance possible!

Summer 2021 RIMER Journal

RIMER Journal - Vol. 63 No. 3 is available online.