January 7 - Calendar updated with VIRTUAL All-State rehearsals/deadlines. All Large Ensemble Festivals canceled for spring 2021. Solo & Ensemble will be virtual in May.
November 23 - All-State Contract/Master List Submission DEADLINE moved to January.
October 19 - For Junior and Senior All-State Jazz Drums, the proper name of the book is now Jazz Conception: Drums, 21 Complete Transcriptions as Played by Kenny Washington + 21 Lead Sheets by Jim Snidero rather than Jazz Conception: 21 Etudes for Jazz Phrasing, Interpretation, and Improvisation for Drums by Jim Snidero
October 19 - Thomas Yakey was added as a Colegiate Representative Member-at-Large; Patricia Kammerer was added as Advocacy Co-Chair.
September 12 - Fall October All-Member Meeting will be via Zoom.
August 27 - All-State auditions will be done ONLINE this year. SPECIFIC audition requirements to be posted on November 14th. Audition video submission window will be November 14-21.
August 27 - For ALL All-State auditions, sight reading (including tonal memory for voice) will NOT be a part of the 2020 video audition process.
August 27 - There will be NO timpani auditions in 2020. In addition, there will be NO auxiliary percussion auditions.
August 27 - To accommodate mallet players that may be auditioning from home, the SENIOR mallet piece has be changed to "Fundamental Studies for Mallets, p. 35" ...the SAME piece as this year's JUNIOR mallet piece. This is simply because the entire Junior piece can be played on a standard two-and-a-half octave bell set. If you have access to a marimba, vibraphone, etc. that is ideal, but RIMEA recognizes that may not be possible for some students that are doing distance learning.
August 27 - Fall RRIME Scholarship Concert CANCELED; Spring Scholarship Concert tentatively scheduled for April 11, 2021.
August 27 - President's home mailing address updated.
August 23 - President's Message was added to Handbook.
August 18 - The corrected IMSLP number for the SENIOR viola audition piece is 131615.
August 17 - Complete 2020/2021 Handbook was published.
July 29 - The tentative 2020/21 calendar was posted.