Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How do I register my student for All-State/Solo & Ensemble?

A1:  All students must be sponsored by a RIMEA member. Any member can sponsor your child, most typically the sponsor is your child's school music teacher or private instructor. In addition, there are specific requirements regarding All-State eligibility.

Q2: How can I check my membership status or change my address?

A2:  NAfME (formally NAfME) member services can answer and help you with any membership questions. Visit the NAfME Member Services website or call 1-800-336-3768. If you want to change a mailing address, email or a phone number you can visit here.

Q3: How do I sign-up/opt-out/change my address for the RIMEA e-mail list?

A3:  You sign-up/opt-out or change your status here.

Q4: I'm having trouble with my NAfME number... help?

A4:  Please be sure to remove any leading zeroes from your NAfME number as you enter it. For example, 000001234 becomes just 1234. If you're still having problems... then e-mail Wayne for help. Member profiles are now updated every week. If your membership is more than 1 month delinquent, your profile may have been removed.

Q5: How do I join RIMEA?

A5:  Active RIMEA membership is open to all persons engaged in music teaching and any retired member wishing to attain active membership status in Rhode Island. When you join NAfME and choose Rhode Island as your state affiliation, you are automatically enrolled in RIMEA. You must join NAfME to join RIMEA. Currently, memebership dues are $145 per year ($70 for retired, $38 collegiate).

Q6: How do I remove a job listing?

A6:  Posting will be removed on the expiration date provided. If you need to, if you need something taken down sooner. If no expiration date was provided, listings that are 3 months olds will be taken down automatically.

Q7: If I do my festival application online, why do I have to bother printing it and sending it in?

A7:  If you also pay online, there is no need to mail in the form. (With the exception of student contracts; these must still be signed and snail-mailed.)

Q8: Why can't I access the Member Handbook?

A8:  The Member Handbook includes some home addresses and telephone numbers that we'd rather not make public. In short, the Member Handbook is for RIMEA members.