Northern 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 October 29, 2021 **
Last Day to upload videos is November 6, 2021
Audition Fee: $20 (Postmarked by 11/6/21)

**Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. Audition registration closes October 29th, however teachers may continue to upload videos past that date for previously registered students until November 6th.

Festival Information

January 14-15, 2022 (snow dates 1/21-22)

Concert Tickets

Reserved Seating $20. (+ s.c.)

Due to limitations during the pandemic:

  • Reserved seating by cohort, space limited.
  • All audience members must wear a mask.
  • There are two separate concerts at two venues
  • Payment is by credit card only.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door.

Orchestra & Jazz   1:00 pm

Hall High School
975 West Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06117

Band & Choir   3:30 pm

Conard High School
110 Beechwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06107

Festival Acceptance by December 1, 2021
Festival Fee $40. (postmarked by 12/17/21)

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

Northern Region Co-Director

Andrew Maust

Northern Region Co-Director

Danielle Colosimo Abucewicz

HS Audition Scheduler

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Festival Co-Chair

Thomas Krupa

Festival Co-Chair

David Syzdek

Adjudication Site Host

Andrew Brochu

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Rachel Antonucci

Band Co-Chair

Scott Minnerly

Band Co-Chair

Wayne Splettztoeszer

Jazz Band Co-Chair

James Antonucci

Choir Co-Chair

Danielle Colosimo Abucewicz

Choir Co-Chair

Rebekka Rosen

Orchestra Chair

Emmett Drake

Orchestra Co-Chair


Concert Band



James Niblock



Jazz Ensemble


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.