Eastern Region Middle School Festival


Audition Dates:
December 7th, 2019
Festival Dates:
Snow Dates:
March 6th-7th, 2020
March 13th-14th, 2020
Audition Location:

William J. Johnston Middle School
360 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415

Festival Location:

Enfield High School

1264 Enfield St.

Enfield CT. 06082

Audition Fee: $8 Festival Fee: $15 
Audition Schedule: TBD/TBA Festival Schedule:

see below

Adutiion Site: www.ctfest.net

Concert Ticket Price                                 



Registration Opens: September 3rd, 2019   
Registration Closes: November 8th, 2019
Invoices Postmarked: November 22nd, 2019

** Contacts listed are for teacher use only. Parents and Students should direct their questions to their school music teacher.


Eastern Region Director Dr. Jason Bouchard Adjudication Chair: Patricia O'Sullivan Jazz Co-Chairs:  Kathy Neri & Tracie Canestranri
    Choral Co-Head Judge: Mark Kolb Orchestra Co-Chair:  Stephen Wood
Festival Co-Chair: Allegra Plantier Choral Co-Head Judge: Open Orchestra Co-Chair:  Lindsey Clark
Festival Co-Chair: Mark Kolb Woodwing Head Judge: Carrie Wind Band Co-Chair: Jennifer Knickerbocker 
    Brass Judge Liason: Bethany Dauphinais Band Co-Chair: Michael Gowdy 
    Jazz/Percussion Judge Liason: Richard Manning Treble Chorus Co-Chair: Dan Ayer
    String Head Judge Mike Winer Treble Chorus Co-Chair: Kate Ingram
    Tabulator Jason Beit Mixed Chorus Co-Chair: Christopher Hartel
Tabulator Dan Ayer Tabulator Allison Beit Mixed Chorus Co-Chair: Mary Walsh
Festival Acceptance: December 20, 2019
Festival Payment: February 7, 2020
Tickets purchased: February 7, 2020










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.

Teachers who fail to meet the Regional auditions deadline may register students on-site the day of auditions. However, the on-site auditions fee is $50 per student, which may be billed to the school or paid for on-site, day-of.

HARP - all CT Middle and High School Harp Region auditions will take place at one site on one day, at the Southern Region High School auditions. Check the SRHS website page for date and site. Teachers should register their harp students in their own regions as they do all other students; MS teachers should please note that MS harp students must be registered on CTFEST by early November in order for Region Directors to coordinate scheduling with the SR Director and SAC Chair, and then disseminate scheduling information to teachers, parents, and students.