Eastern Region High School Festival

2021-22 Audition Information

Auditions for region festivals during the 2021-22 school year will be held virtually through the CTFest Audition platform which will open for teachers in August. A completed school association fee (SAF) form and payment must be received, and teachers’ individual CMEA/NAfME memberships must be current in order to register students for auditions. T

Though region auditions are once again virtual, CMEA is planning to hold the region festivals in-person and also, the All-State auditions.

Audition Registration Closes: Fri. Nov. 5, 2021 **   

Last Day to upload videos and Payment due date: Sat. Nov. 13, 2021

Audition Fee: $18

**Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. Audition registration closes Nov 5, but teachers may continue to upload videos past that date for registered students until Nov 13.

Festival Information:
Jan 7-8, 2022
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269

Festival Acceptance by November 24, 2021

Festival Fee $TBA (Postmarked by )
Concert Ticket $10 (Concert at 2 pm)

Festival Information:

Tentative Date: Jan 7-8, 2022   More details will be coming soon.

HARP Auditions: All MS and HS harp region auditions will take place together on one day at the Southern Region HS Auditions, on November 21 at Joseph A. Foran High School, Milford. Teachers should register harp students in their own regions as they do all other students. MS teachers please note that MS harp students must be registered on CTFest by October 23, in order to create the SRHS schedule.

Committee Members

Eastern Region Director

Megan Kirwin

Audition Site Host

Keith Berry

HS Audition Scheduler

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Festival Co-Chair

Hannah Cole

Festival Co-Chair

Haley Schmidt

Orchestra Chair

Nola Campbell

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Brian Stevenson

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Noah Fields

Jazz Chair

Austin Schmidt

Band Co-Chair

Bethany Dauphinais

Band Co-Chair

Jessica Wolf

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Michael Carnaroli

Treble Chorus Co-Chair

Christopher Dollar


Concert Band

Kelly Watkins


Nadezda Potemkina

Mixed Chorus

David Belles

Treble Chorus

Christine Noel

Jazz Ensemble

James Greene Jr.

Teacher’s Guide to CTFest Videos

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.