Southern 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)

Maloney High School
121 Gravel Street
Meriden, CT

Festival Acceptance by December 7, 2021
Festival Fee: $35 (Postmarked by 12/17/21)
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

Southern Region Director

Jaminda Blackmon

Festival Chair

Brian Cyr

HS Audition Scheduler

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Band Chair

Marissa Iezzi

Adjudication Chair

Ciara Cohen

Adjudication Site Co-Host

Jessica Turner

Mixed Choir Co-Chair


Mixed Choir Co-Chair


Adjudication Site Co-Host

Theresa Voss

Orchestra Chair

Lauren Otto

Treble Choir Co-Chair


Treble Choir Co-Chair


Jazz Band Chair



Concert Band




Mixed Chorus


Treble Chorus


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.