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.

16th Annual Honors Recital Concert - Sunday, June 25 @ 3PM

Posted June 12, 2017

Providence College

The 16th Annual Rhode Island Honors Recital Concert sponsored by the RIMEA and the Providence College Music Department will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00 at Smith Center for the Arts at Providence College.

The outstanding student musicians who will perform participated in the RIMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival in May 2017. They each received a "concert ready" rating from their judges and were invited to audition for members of RIMEA. They were then selected to perform in the 16th Annual Honors Recital Concert. There were over 1,000 student musicians who performed at the Solo & Ensemble Festival and 15 students will perform in the 16th Honors Recital Concert.

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.