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.

2021 All-State Festival Concert YouTube Premiere

Join us on Sunday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. for the 2021 RIMEA All-State Music Festival Concert! This special evening features over 600 Rhode Island student musicians in grades 7-12 performing in guitar ensembles, choirs, jazz bands, concert bands, and orchestras.


Solo & Ensemble

Registration closed April 16th. Pregistered students that did NOT pay their sponsor can submit payment online before April 30th. Students will submit their video (and a PDF scan of their piece for the adjudicator) during the week of May 15-22.

FINALLY, students and sponsors will receive their feedback from the adjudicators (via email) during the final week in May. Student medals will be made available to sponsoring teachers in June.

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.

UPDATED - Reopening Guidance for PK-12 Music Classrooms

The RIMEA/RI-ACDA Reopening Guidance Document was UPDATED February 15, 2021.

Winter 2021 RIMER Journal

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