Eastern Region Middle School Festival

Audition Information 2024/25 School Year

Audition Date: 12/7/24

Audition Location: Colchester (William J Johnston MS)

Audition Fee: $10 (Postmarked by 11/25/24)

Audition Registration Deadline: 11/15/24

No late registrations will be accepted

Onsite registration may be available at an increased cost, depending on availability.

Festival Information 2024/25 School Year

Festival Date: 3/21/25 & 3/22/25

Festival Location: Coventry MS/HS

Festival Acceptance: 12/23/24 (Postmarked by 1/10/25)

Festival Fee: $15

FamilyID completion: by March 1, 2024

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract through FamilyID by March 1st. 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

Patti DeSorbo

Audition Scheduler

Festival Chair

Mike Gowdy

Band Co-Chair

Alison Beit

Band Co-Chair

Jason Beit

Jazz Band Chair

Meg Clough

Orchestra Co-Chair

Lisa Gray

Orchestra Co-Chair

Catalina Puerta

Mixed Choir Co-Chair

Zoe Stinson

Mixed Choir Co-Chair

Spencer Sonnerberg

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Beth Bromley

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Maria Wood


Concert Band




Treble Chorus


Jazz Ensemble


Mixed Chorus


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.