CONNECTICUT MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Eastern Region High School Festival

2020-21 Audition Information

Auditions for the 2020-21 school year will be held virtually only  through the new CTFest Audition platform which has an opening date for teacher registration of October 15.

The school association fee must be paid, school association form received and individual teacher memberships current in order to register students for auditions.

There will be no in-person festivals this year, however festival ensembles will still be selected through this audition and teachers will be notified of their students selection to the festival’s “paper ensemble”. As it is during a normal year, the HS students who are selected for their region festival “paper”ensemble will then be eligible to audition at the All-State level.

Registration Closes: November 11, 2020 **   Last Day to upload videos: November 21, 2020

**Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. Audition registration closes Nov 11, but teachers may continue to upload videos past that date for registered students until Nov 21.

Audition Fee: $15 (Due 11/20/20)

Festival Information:
Jan 8-9, 2021 (snow dates 1/15-16)
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269

Festival Acceptance by November 24, 2020

Festival Fee $25 (Postmarked by 12/11/20)
Concert Ticket $10 (Concert at 2 pm)

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

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Michael Carnaroli

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Brian Stevenson

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Noah Fields

Treble Chorus Co-Chair

Christopher Dollar

Jazz Chair

Austin Schmidt

Band Co-Chair

Jessica Wolf

Band Co-Chair

Bethany Dauphinais

Orchestra Co-Chair

Susan Kohanski

Orchestra Co-Chair

Nola Campbell

Conductors

Concert Band

Kelly Watkins

Orchestra

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.

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