Rhode Island Music Education Association

The mission of NAfME (formerly MENC), the National Association for Music Education, is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.

Founded in 1915, the state organization of NAfME is the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA). As NAfME represents the nation's music educators, RIMEA represents the state music educators in a more personal and intimate manner. RIMEA is 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.

Here you can find information on joining RIMEA.

Complete All-State Audition Materials

Posted August 6, 2017

The COMPLETE All-State Audition requirements are posted.

Please note the new material for Junior and Senior Snare Drum, Timpani and Mallets. All percussion auditions will now require a short Auxiliary Percussion Etude, which can be downloaded here on RIMEA.org.

2018 All-State Concerts will take place as follows: Jazz Bands - March 14, 2018; Guitar - March 18, 2018; Bands, Orchestras, Choruses - March 25, 2018

Spring/Summer 2017 RIMER Journal

Posted June 22, 2017

The Spring/Summer 2017 RIMER Journal magazine is available.

It's the summer reading issue!

You can read on a tablet or a phone, it works on all platforms.

The Rhode Island Music Educators' Review (RIMER) is the official publication of the Rhode Island Music Education Association.

2017 All-State Photos & Recordings

Updated March 20, 2017

2016 Elementary All-State Chorus

Soundwaves will be selling the 2017 All-State CDs/DVDs/MP3s. The anticipated release date is May 1, 2017.

We are also on iTunes! In RIMEA's main menu, go to Festivals -> All-State -> Archived All-State Recordings -> All-State on iTunes... or simply search "RIMEA" in the iTunes store. (You will need to wait a while before 2017 will appear in iTunes)

Order the 2017 "Musical Memories"... All-State Festival Photographs by Howard Rockwin Enterprises

NAfME Groundswell

Posted on March 31, 2012

Every teacher, parent and student that supports the arts in our schools should sign up for NAfME Advocacy Groundswell.

The purpose of the NAfME Advocacy Groundswell is to cultivate an online community of NAfME members from across the country interested in participating in advocacy initiatives, engaging in discussions about advocacy and regularly digesting advocacy news.


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