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Paul Bronson Acoustic Music

Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Progressive, Solo Artists
Good Karrma

Alternative, Blues, Country / Bluegrass, Jam, Progressive
Dan Maguire
Solo Artists
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Rockford Guitar & Drum Show

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Scholarship Spotlight

Michael Day

2010 Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

Michael is currently working with the Merola Opera Program (associated with San Francisco Opera), where he is creating the role of Fabian in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s IF I WERE YOU.  

Michael has spent the past two years as a studio artist with Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. There he sang roles such as the title role in CANDIDE, Al Joad in THE GRAPES OF WRATH, Don Basilio in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, and Spoletta in TOSCA. He has also sung with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Leo Hubbard in REGINA and Al Joad in THE GRAPES OF WRATH.  

This fall Michael will return to Rockford where he is opening a private voice studio. Read more.

RAMI Organization

The RAMI Organization was created for the purpose of awarding music scholarships to deserving young musicians, to provide financial assistance for the study of music to deserving young musicians, and to present and/or sponsor music education programs and events.

Each year the RAMI Organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship, The RAMI Young Artists Music Scholarship, and to honor the local music community. Our premier event is the RAMI Awards Ceremony is held in April each year. The RAMI Awards recognize and celebrate the efforts of groups and individuals who have involvement in the local music community.

The RAMI Organization has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and music education programs to over 50 students.

If you would like to become involved in helping us support our music scholarships, music education programs, and sponsored programs/events contact us at ramicommittee @

RAMI Events

Rockford Guitar & Drum Show


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2022 RAMI Awards

RAMI Round One Nominations are open until 10/01/2022

Only RAMI members may nominate for these categories.

RAMI People's Choice Nominations are open until 10/01/2022

Anyone may nominate for these categories.

31st RAMI Awards Program

31st RAMI Awards

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Support the RAMIs

All donations help support RAMI scholarships, music education programs, and RAMI sponsored events.

PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
ramicommittee @

Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the standards of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Therefore, any donations to the Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.