Western Region High School Festival

Auditions: Nov 19, 2022. 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.

Audition Registration closes November 5, 2022 **
Audition Fee: $22 (Postmarked by 11/13/22)

**Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. Audition registration closes November 5.

Site: Ridgefield HS



Festival Dates: 1/13-1/14/23 (1/20-1/21 snow) 

Site: Greenwich HS

10 Hillside Road, Greenwich, CT

Festival fee: $35

Festival Acceptance by December 8, 2021
Festival Fee: $40 (Postmarked by 12/22/21)

Concert Ticket price – $15

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract  through FamilyIDParents or Guardians may access the  forms by clicking on the button below.

Download FamilyID Registration Instructions and Support Information

HARP Auditions: All MS and HS harp region auditions will take place together on one day at the Southern Region HS Auditions, on November 1 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

Region Director

Andrew Gadwah

String Orchestra Co-Chair

Jennifer Burkhalter

String Orchestra Co-Chair

Matt Recsanszky

Choir Co-Chairs

Sarah Gleason & Brian Crook

Band Chair

Ronald Secchi

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Rex Cadwallader

Jazz Band Co-Chair

George Beratis

Symphony Orchestra Chair

Jane Minnis

Festival Site Chairs

Pat Taylor, Bethany Fuscaldo, & Michael Breaux

Audition Site Chair

George Beratis

Festival Chairs

Malcolm Karlan & Troy Williams

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.