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.

Large Ensemble Festivals

In addition to All-State and Solo & Ensemble, RIMEA, in partnership with the RI-ACDA and several area schools/universities, offers many large ensemble festivls over the course of the academic school year.

2023/24 All-State Auditions

The 2023/24 All-State audition requirements are available. Sponsors need to register their students by Friday, October 13, 2023.

RIMEA will be requring state background checks for all those involved with All-State and the IHF this year.

Fall All-Member Meet & Greet Dinner

The annual Fall All-Member Meet & Greet Dinner/Meeting on Monday, october 16th. NAfME President Scott Sheehan will give the keynote address.

Advocate for Arts Education

The NAfME GRASSROOTS ACTION CENTER has resources and ideas that can be used to help sustain and save our programs. Let your representatives in government hear from you... it's easy!

Fall 2023 RIMER Journal

RIMER Vol. 66 No. 1 is now available online.

General Music Page

Check out what's new on the RIMEA General Music page: a YouTube Playlist of GM Resources, 2023/24 PD offerings (with PLU credit hours), photos from previous workshops, AND a new a handful of short surveys to help the GM Council grow our GM community.


Support RIMEA's efforts in making student participation in RIMEA events, and music education in general, more accessible for ALL students in RI regardless of income, via scholarships, fee waivers for our state events and travel support for All-Eastern and All-National Honors students.