Western 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: $15 (Due 3/12/21)
March TBA, 2021
Wilton High School
395 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT 06897
Festival Acceptance by December 21, 2020
Festival Fee $32 (Postmarked by 2/5/21)
Concert Ticket $8.50 pre/$10 onsite
Concert begins at:
WRMS Virtual Masterclasses
These virtual master classes are open to any student who completed an audition for the middle school region festival. The Region Director will email the links to these virtual sessions to participating directors to share with their students.
Payment to CMEA is $5 per student, one school issued check or purchase order.
Band: Friday, April 30th 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The virtual band clinic will be given by Joseph D’Aleo of the US Coast Guard band.
Choir: Saturday, May 1st 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The virtual chorus clinic will be given by members of the NYC-based a cappella group “Backtrack” .
Check them out!
Jazz: Saturday, May 1st 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The virtual jazz clinic will be with Julius Tolentino, jazz saxophonist on Saturday, May 1st from 2pm-3:30pm
Check him out!
WRMS Directors Meeting: Saturday, May 1st 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This virtual “directors’ meeting” is for all WRMS band, jazz, and chorus directors. Link and agenda will be distributed ahead of the meeting. YWe hope you will attend, regardless of whether you sent students this year, so we can make plans for next year and share your thoughts and ideas.
Western Region Co-Director
Western Region Co-Director
Audition Site Host
Jazz Band Co-Chair
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.