Western Region Middle School Auditions & Festival

Audition Information

Audition Date: December 9, 2023

Audition Location: Fairfield Woods Middle School Audition Fee:  $22

Audition Registration closes on November 25, 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance.

For Teachers: 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.


Festival Information

Festival Dates: March 22-23, 2024

Festival Location:  Wilton High School

Festival Acceptance: by February 23, 2024

Festival Fee: $40, postmarked by March 1, 2024

FamilyID completion: by March 3, 2024

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract through FamilyID by March 3rd. Parents or Guardians may access the forms by clicking on the button below.
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HARP Auditions: All MS and HS harp region auditions will take place together on one day at the Southern Region HS Auditions, on November 21 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

Western Region Director

Andrew Gadwah

Audition Site Chair

Jim Buchta & Fairfield Woods staff

Audition Scheduler

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Festival Chair

Janet Nobles

Band Co-Chairs

Hilary Brown

Band Co-Chair

Jennifer Ginsberg

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Chris Carlone

Choir Co-Chair

Amy Hannequin

Choir Co-Chair

Claire Simard

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Rod Doble

String Ensemble Chair

Glen Ullman


Concert Band

Meghan Cabral


Laura Gladd

Jazz Ensemble

Julius Tolentino

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.