CONNECTICUT MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

Student Affairs Commission

The Student Affairs Commission (SAC) is the arm of CMEA that determines all policies and details concerning the Elementary, Middle, and High School Region and All-State Auditions and Concert Festivals. Included are such things as audition and festival dates and times, audition and festival repertoire, festival conductors, student and director attendance and chaperone policies, new student initiatives, fees, and more.

Serving on SAC are the elected Region Directors and Presidents, Elementary Music Chair, All-State Chair, Judge Chairs, and various other volunteer positions dealing with student activities. SAC is the body that considers directors’ appeals on behalf of their students. The SAC Chair coordinates all SAC agendas and actions and sits on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Council.

Commission Members

Chairperson

John Abucewicz

State Judge Co-Chairs

Amy Hannequin

State Judge Co-Chairs

Emily Caravella

Secretary

Shannon Webster

All-State Co-Chairs

Mindy Shilansky, Jonah Garcia, & Brian Crook

Elementary Music Chair

Caitlin Serpliss

Southern Region Co-Director

Jaminda Blackmon

Southern Region Co-Director

Amber Cardinal

Northern Region Director

Matthew Piros

Eastern Region Director

Patricia DeSorbo

Western Region Director

Andrew Gadwah

HS Repertoire Committee

For questions, ideas of concerns about CMEA high school audition repertoire as posted, please address your inquiries to the following in each area:

Vocal

Matthew Harrison

Vocal

Richard Diamond

Woodwinds

James Kleiner

Strings

Emmett Drake

Strings

Michael Winer

Brass

Damon Coachman

Percussion

Kyle Culbertson

Jazz

John Mastroianni

(MS repertoire concerns should go to your Region Directors)

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.

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