Western Region High School Festival

Audition Information 2024/25 School Year

Audition Date: 11/16/24

Audition Location: Westhill HS, Stamford 

Audition Fee: $22 (Postmarked by 10/28/24)

Audition Registration Deadline: 10/18/24

No late registrations will be accepted

Onsite registration may be available at an increased cost, depending on availability.

Festival Information 2024/25 School Year

Festival Date: 1/17/25 -1/18/25 (snow dates 1/24-1/25)

Festival Location: Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT

Festival Acceptance: 12/9/24 (Postmarked by 12/20/24)

Festival Fee: $40

FamilyID completion: by January 3, 2025

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 Rescsanszky

Band Co-Chair

Nick Albano

Band Co-Chair

Michael Breaux

Orchestra Chair

Chris Breault

Jazz Band Co-Chair

George Beratis

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Tom Imre

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Lauren Pine

Treble Choir Co-Chair

Lauren Verney-Fink

Mixed Choir Co-Chair

Kevin Cotellese

Mixed Choir Co-Chair

Will Mandelbaum

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.