CONNECTICUT MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Eastern Region Middle 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 23, 2021 **
Last Day to upload videos is December 4, 2021
Audition Fee: $10 (Postmarked by 12/4/21)

**Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. Audition registration closes November 23rd, however teachers may continue to upload videos past that date for previously registered students until December 4th.

Festival Information

March 4-5, 2022 (snow dates 3/11-12)

RHAM High School
85 Wall Street
Hebron CT 06248

Festival Acceptance by January 7, 2022
Festival Fee: $15 (tentative) (Postmarked by 1/28/22)
Concert Ticket: $TBD

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 Scheduler

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Festival Co-Chair

Mark Kolb

Festival Co-Chair

Allegra Plantier

Adjudication Chair

Patricia O’Sullivan

Orchestra Co-Chair

Lindsay Clark

Orchestra Co-Chair

Lynn Masciarelli

Orchestra Co-Chair

Lisa Gray

Band Co-Chair

Zach Blain

Band Co-Chair

Jason Beit

Jazz Chair

Keith Morrissette

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Cameron Forman

Mixed Chorus Co-Chair

Mary Walsh

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Emily Renski

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Ellen Gilbert

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Barbara Comstock King

Conductors

Concert Band

Andrew Lefebvre

Orchestra

TBA

Treble Chorus

TBA

Jazz Ensemble

TBA

Mixed Chorus

TBA

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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