Eastern Region High School Festival

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.

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

Audition Registration closes November 5, 2021 **
Last Day to upload videos is November 13, 2021
Audition Fee: $18 (Postmarked by 11/13/21)

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

Festival Information


Unfortunately, a new facility and/or date has not been possible to secure.

  • Ticket purchases will be fully refunded before the end of January.
  • Student festival fees will be refunded and mailed to the sponsoring school. Please allow 6 weeks.
  • Students selected for the region festival are still eligible to audition for All-State.

January 7-8, 2022 (snow dates 1/14-15)

Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Windham, CT 06226

Ticket Information  General Admission $12.

Due to space limitations during the pandemic:

  • Each ensemble will have it’s own concert.
  • In-person seating is limited, two tickets per student.
  • A live-stream ticket option is available.
  • Payment is by credit card only.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door.

Concert Times
Band 12:30 pm
Orchestra 1:20 pm
Jazz 2:30 pm
Mixed Choir 3:30 pm
Treble Choir 4:15 pm

Festival Acceptance by December 8, 2021
Festival Fee: $35  (Postmarked by 12/22/21)

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract through FamilyID. 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.

Committee Members

Eastern Region Director

Patricia O’Sullivan

Audition Site Host

Keith Berry

HS Audition Scheduler

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Festival Co-Chair

Kacey Howard

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.