Southern Region Middle School Festival

2020-21 Audition Information

Auditions for the 2020-21 school year will be held virtually only  through the new CTFest Audition platform which has an opening date for teacher registration of October 15.

The school association fee must be paid, school association form received and individual teacher memberships current in order to register students for auditions.

There will be no in-person festivals this year, however festival ensembles will still be selected through this audition and teachers will be notified of their students selection to the festival’s “paper” ensemble.

Registration Closes: March 3, 2021 **   Last Day to upload videos: March 10, 2021

**Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. Audition registration closes March 3, but teachers may continue to upload videos past that date for registered students until March 10.

Audition Fee: $10 (Due 3/12/21)

Festival Information:
March 5-6, 2021 (snow dates 3/12-13)
Site TBA

Festival Acceptance by December 21, 2020
Festival Fee $25 (Postmarked by 2/5/21)
Concert Ticket $10
Concert Times: TBA

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

Susan Oakley

Adjudication Site Host

Daniel Kinsman

Adjudication Co-Chair

Lauren Traver

Festival Site Co-Host

Katie Jones

Band Co-Chair

Myles Ross

Adjudication Co-Chair

Jacquelynn Giammattei

Festival Site Co-Host

Meredith Zoll

Band Co-Chair

Ken Caldwell

Jazz Band Chair


Mixed/Treble Choirs Chair

Linnea Bronson

Orchestra Co-Chair

Kristen Morace

Flute Choir Chair

Evan Gray

Mixed/Treble Choirs Chair

Gabrielle Johnson

Orchestra Co-Chair

Clair Babecki

World Drumming Chair

Dan Kinsman




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.