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.


Complete All-State Audition Requirements

Auditions for the 2021 All-State Festival WILL be happening in November. At this point, we are not sure if auditions can be done in-person with social distancing or recorded to be adjudicated online. RIMEA is making preparations for both scenarios. Happy practicing!


2020/21 Calendar

The calendar provides dates for all of the annual events RIMEA has traditionally hosted. The majority of our in-person festivals take place in the spring, we remain hopeful they can happen this year. Due to the uncertainty presented by COVID-19, the host locations are unconfirmed and dates may be subject to change depending on necessary safety precautions.


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!


2020/21 Professional Development Series



Advocate for Arts Education



Spring RIMER Journal

The Spring RIMER Journal is now available. Dozens of local educators contributed to this very special COVID-19 edition of the RIMER.


Remote Learning Resources

RIMEA has some online resources to help support music educators as we attempt to navigate these uncharted waters.


General Music



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