Western Region High School Festival

Audition Information:
November 16, 2019
New Fairfield High School
54 Gillotti Rd
New Fairfield, CT 06812

Audition Fee $20 (Postmarked by 11/1/19)
Audition Registration Closes October 18, 2019

Festival Information:
January 17-18, 2020 (snow dates 1/24-25)
Darien High School
80 High School Lane
Darien, CT 06820

Festival Acceptance by December 4, 2019

Festival Fee $30 (Postmarked by 12/20/19)
Concert Ticket $10 pre/$15 onsite

HARP Auditions: All MS and HS harp region auditions will take place together on one day at the Southern Region HS Auditions, on November 23rd 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 November 1, in order to create the SRHS schedule.

Committee Members

Western Region Co-Director

Emre Akter

Western Region Co-Director

Robert Thornton

HS Audition Scheduler

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Festival Co-Chair

Malcolm Karlan

Festival Site Co-Host

Jane Minnis

Adjudication Site Co-Host

Deanna Rivers

Festival Co-Chair

Jason Polise

Festival Site Co-Host

Jonathan Grauer

Adjudication Site Co-Host

Andrew Gadwah

Choir Co-Chair

Luke Rosenberg

String Orchestra Co-Chair

Jennifer Burkhalter

Orchestra Co-Chair

Carrie Mascaro

Choir Co-Chair

Dale Griffa

String Orchestra Co-Chair

Scott Benson

Orchestra Co-Chair

Meghan Stewart

Band Chair

Ronald Secchi

Jazz Band Chair

Rex Cadwallader


Concert Band

Heidi Sarver


Jonathan Handman

String Orchestra

Kathleen Horvath

Jazz Ensemble

Chris Casey


Dr. Ryan Endris

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.