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.

Fall All-Member Meeting

The annual FAll All-Member meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, October 14 @ 7:00 p.m. Members should check their e-mail inbox or the invite link. If you do not receiev the invite link, you can contact RIMEA and we will send it to you.


Complete All-State Audition Requirements

Auditions for the 2021 All-State Festival will be done online (via video submission) this November. As a result, there have been some changes to the audition requirements.


2020/21 Calendar

The calendar provides dates for all of the annual events RIMEA has traditionally hosted. The majority of our in-person festivals take place in the spring, we remain hopeful they can happen this year. Due to the uncertainty presented by COVID-19, the host locations are unconfirmed and dates may be subject to change depending on necessary safety precautions.


RIMEA/RI-ACDA Reopening Guidance for PK-12 Music Classrooms

The Reopening Guidance Document was posted on June 30, 2020.

This document serves to provide guidance for the wide variety of music classes in the state, and to ensure alignment with the RIDE Reopening Framework. It is organized into 3 main sections: (1) Curriculum/Instruction and Supports; (2) Reopening Operations; and (3) Health and Safety with Classroom Set-Up and Materials. In addition, the following PK-12 music education teaching scenarios are addressed: General Music, Choral Ensembles, Instrumental Ensembles, and Middle & High School Classroom Music.

We hope this document is helpful to you as you and your school leadership teams start planning!


2020/21 Professional Development Series



Advocate for Arts Education



General Music



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