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.

Professional Development 2018/19

RIMEA is offering several Professional Development opportunities for the upcoming 2018/19 school year.


The RIMER Journal offers everything from a business-card sized ad to full-color cover. If you sign up for all three issues by September 1st, you can receive a 15% discount.

All-State Four-Year Lists*

For those of you looking to get a jump on the All-State audition pieces for next year, please check the updated four-year lists. Occasionally, some pieces do need to be updated. (NOTE: there is no four-year list for the Jazz auditions. That info will be posted later this summer.)

*The pieces in the four-year lists are NOT the entire audition. Complete audition requirements (including scales, sight-reading, etc.) will be posted later in the summer.

2019 Eastern Division Information

The 2019 Eastern Division Conference, "Innovation, Access, and Insights", will take place in Pittsburgh from April 4-7, 2019.

The window to submit nominees for the Eastern Honors Ensembles will be Monday, August 20 through Friday, September 21, 2018. Students currently going into the 11th & 12th grade that participated in the RIMEA All-State Ensemble are eligible to apply. Application instructions are now available.

Spring RIMER Journal

The Spring 2018 RIMER Journal magazine is available. You can view it on a tablet or a phone, it works very well on all platforms.

The Rhode Island Music Educators' Review (RIMER) is the official publication of the Rhode Island Music Education Association, and is published three times a year.