CONNECTICUT MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

2022 Elementary Honors Festival

March 31 (Band and Orchestra) & April 1 (Choir)

CMEA members may nominate four of their students who are in grades 5-6 for participation in one of three ensembles that make up the Elementary Honors Festival which is held at the annual In-Service Conference. Selected students and their teachers attend a full day festival which includes rehearsal and performance under regionally and nationally recognized conductors, sectionals, lunch with many new fellow musicians,  and culminates with a concert to share all that they have put together that day. Students receive a festival tee shirt and an mp3 recording of the performance. This is an excellent first festival experience to honor and challenge the motivated, hard working students in your ensembles that is sure to get them excited for future festivals such as regional festivals and beyond!

Festival Information:
March 31-April 1, 2022
CT Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

Timeline:
Nominations Close January 19
Selection Notification by January 24
Festival Acceptance: February 1
Fees and Family ID due: February 15

Festival Fee: $50
(includes lunch, tee shirt, mask and mp3)

Concert Ticket: $7
(online sales only, link opens here on March 1)

Nomination Procedure and Forms

Click the links below for specific nomination procedures and the form.

Festival Committee

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Festival Chair

Caitlin Serpliss

elementary@cmea.org

Band Chair

Robert Nolte

nolter@newtown.k12.ct.us

Orchestra Co-Chair

Dana Saccomano

saccomanno.dm@easthartford.org

Orchestra Co-Chair

Kielty Wintersteen

wintersteen.ki@easthartford.org

Choir Chair

Deborah Curylo

dcurylo@crec.org

Conductors

Elementary Honors Band

Dr. Matthew Doiron

Elementary Honors Orchestra

David Kramer

Elementary Honors Choir

Ellen Gilson Voth

CMEA members may nominate their students who are in grades 4-6 for participation in one of three ensembles that make up the Elementary Honors Festival which is held at the annual In-Service Conference.

Selected students and their teachers attend a full day festival which includes rehearsal and performance under regionally and nationally recognized conductors, sectionals, lunch with many new fellow musicians, a mini performance by a visiting group related to their ensemble and culminates with a concert to share all that they have put together that day. This is an excellent first festival experience to honor and challenge the motivated, hard working students in your ensembles that is sure to get them excited for future festivals such as regional festivals and beyond!

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