Southern Region Middle School Festival

Audition Information

Audition Date:  December 2, 2023 (snow date 12/9)

Audition Location: Hill Regional Career HS – 140 Legion Ave, New Haven, CT 06519

Audition Fee:  $10 (payments MUST be postmarked by 11/25/23)

Audition registration closes on November 10, 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. 

For Teachers: 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.


Festival Information

Festival Date: March 8-9, 2024 (snow dates March 15-16, 2024)

Festival Location: Lincoln Middle School, Meriden, CT

Festival Acceptance: by January 19, 2024

Festival Fee: $35 (Postmarked by 2/16/24)

FamilyID completion: by February 23, 2024

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract through FamilyID by February 23, 2024. 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

Southern Region Co-Director

Jaminda Blackmon

Southern Region Co-Director

Amber Cardinal

Festival Chair


Adjudication Co-Chair

Laura Traver

Adjudication Co-Chair

Jacquelynn Giammattei

Band Co-Chair

Kristen Morace

Band Co-Chair

Rachel Mekeel

Orchestra Co-Chair

Jesse White

Orchestra Co-Chair

Lisa Zima

Mixed/Treble Choirs Chair

Linnea Bronson

Jazz Band Chair

Evan Gray




Mixed Chorus


Treble Chorus


Concert Band


Jazz Ensemble


Flute Choir


World Drumming


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.