Eastern Region High School Festival

Audition Information

Audition Date:  November 18, 2023

Audition Location: East Lyme High School

Audition Fee:  $18 (payments MUST be postmarked by 10/28/23)

Audition registration closes on October 20, 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. 

For Teachers: 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.

Festival Information

Festival Date:  January 5-6, 2024 (snow date, January 12-13, 2024)

Festival Location: UCONN (Storrs)

Festival Acceptance: by December 1, 2023

Festival Fee: $25 (Postmarked by 12/15/23)

FamilyID completion: by December 23, 2023

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract through FamilyID by December 23, 2023. Parents or Guardians may access the forms by clicking on the button below.

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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.

Eastern Region Director

Patti DeSorbo

Audition Site Host



HS Audition Scheduler

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Festival Chair

Kacey Howard

Band Co-Chair

Anne Tortora

Band Co-Chair

Justin Daly

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Noah Fields

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Tatiana Dimovski

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Tyler Langworthy

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Matt DeLassus

Orchestra Co-Chair

Shannon Webster

Orchestra Co-Chair

Karin Carlson

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Ethan Nash

Treble Chorus Co-Chair

Carina Rosa


Concert Band




Mixed Chorus


Treble Chorus


Jazz Ensemble


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.