All-State Festival

Auditions: Saturday, February 4, 2023

These are IN-PERSON auditions only. No virtual options will be available

North Haven High School

221 Elm St, North Haven, CT

Audition Fee – $25

Festival Information:
March 30-April 1, 2023
CT Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

Festival Fee $375 for on-site students, $210 for commuter students

Audition Information:
In-Person auditions will be held at North Haven High School on 2/4/23

221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT 06473
Audition Fee $25

Audition Registration closes January 13, 2023. You must confirm your student for an All-State audition by checking “YES” on the All-State link on your CTFest dashboard before this deadline in order for the platform to add their name to the audition schedule.

Scores will be published and ensembles announced the week following auditions.

General Admission: $27. (admits to both concerts)
Children under 6 are free (no ticket required)
Payment is by credit card only. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Concert Times
Choirs & Jazz 1:00 pm
Band & Orchestra 3:30 pm

Doors will open 1/2 hour before the concert

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract  through FamilyID by MARCH 1, 2023Parents or Guardians may access the  forms by clicking on the button below.

IMPORTANT:  The region festival form you completed does not suffice, you must complete a new form for the All-State Festival.

a button that reads 'Register Now' with a 'Powered by FamilyID' stamp on the bottom of it

Each student will receive one MP3 download of the concert through the Family ID email system a few weeks after the event. Use this form to purchase addition copies or CD/DVDs of the concert.

To order: mail to the address on the form or bring completed to the concert

Committee Members

Festival Co-Chair

Mindy Shilansky

Festival co-Chair

Jonah Garcia

Festival Co-Chair

Brian Crook

Jazz Co-Chair

James Antonucci

Orchestra Co-Chair

Carrie Masacaro

Orchestra Co-Chair

Susannah Bryan

Jazz Co-Chair

Rachel Antonucci

Band Co-Chair

Philip Giampietro

Band Co-Chair

Damon Coachman

Mixed Choir Chair

Marinne Cheney

Treble Choir Chair

Sarah Gleason

Choirs Coordinator

Amanda Hanzlik

Treble Choir Co-Chair


Jazz Co-Chair

James Antonucci

Jazz Co-Chair

Rachel Antonucci

Treble Choir Co-Chair


Equipment Co-Manager

Larry Shea

Equipment Co-Manager

Justin Daly


Click on the conductor names to read more about them.

Concert Band

Jazz Ensemble


Mixed Chorus

Treble Chorus

CMEA Copyright Policy

CMEA expects all students participating in the audition process to abide by all copyright laws. Students must have an original piece of music, a digitally purchased copy w/receipt, a public domain copy, or perform from memory. With the exception of students performing from memory, students auditioning without an acceptable copy of music may be disqualified from festival participation.