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.


Solo & Ensemble

The annual Solo & Ensemble Festival will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ Rhode Island College. The registration deadline was Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. Sponsors can still register students on-site on May 19 in Sapinsley Hall for a fee of $25 (solo) and $40 (ensemble).


Louis Pezzullo Sr. Memorial Concert

Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. in the Sinclair Room at the Moses Brown School.

FREE and open to the public! Parking is available at the Hope Street entrance. Hall abuts the parking lot. Once in the building, follow signs to the concert area.

Bring along any music-loving friends you think may enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music including Handel, George Masso, Lennon and McCartney, more.


All-National Honors Ensembles

The deadline to apply for the 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles at Walt Disney World is 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4th, 2018. Students in grade 9, 10 or 11 who were accepted into this year's RIMEA All-State Festival are eligible to apply.

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in each state across the country. This year's program will take place November 25-28 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL, and will include the first-ever All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble!

Students may audition for the following ensembles: Jazz Ensemble (conducted by Todd Stoll), Mixed Choir (conducted by Dr. Amanda Quist), Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Dr. Jean Montès), Concert Band (conducted by Dennis Glocke), Guitar *New this year* (conducted by Dr. Michael Quantz).


All-State Recordings/Photos

Congratulations to all our All-State musicians!


Winter RIMER Journal

The Winter 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.