Northern Region High School Festival

Adjudication Dates:    November 2, 2019 Festival Dates:    January 17-18, 2020, snow date 1/24-25, 2020
Adjudication Location:   Festival Location:  
Adjudication Fee:     $20 Festival Fee:     $38
Adjudication Schedule: 


available to teachers on:


Festival Schedule:

 2019 Festival Schedule and Director Information is linked below


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


Jennifer Wojcik

Northern Region Director

Andrew Brochu Adjudication Site Chair Jared Cassedy Guest Conductor for Band

John Abucewicz

Festival Chair Emily Caravella Judge Chair  Jack Pott Guest Conductor for Choir

Wayne Splettztoeszer

Amy Perras

Band Co-Chairs

Mark Vickers

Stephen Brookes

Head Flute/Oboe/Bassoon Judge

Head Clarinets/Saxophone Judge

Jonathan Lam Guest Conductor for Orchestra
     Paul Pierce  Head Strings Judge Kevin Blanq Guest Conductor for Jazz Band
Danielle Colosimo Abucewicz Choir Chair Leslie Imse Head Vocal Judge  

Rachel Antonucci 

James Antonucci 

Jazz Band Co-Chairs Tom Johnston Head Jazz Judge    
Paul Pierce Orchestra Chair

Dave Winer

Kyle Culbertson

Head Brass Judge

Head Percussion Judge





Important Dates:
  •  - 10/1/2019 or sooner Region Audition Registration Opens (technically, ctfest is open after school pays CMEA institutional fee, as long as teacher is CMEA dues-paid member)
  •  - 10/5/2019 Registration Closes
  •  - 10/19/2019 Audition Fees Postmark Deadline
  •  - 11/2/2019 Auditions at Avon HS (pending), scores, cut-offs to follow asap
  •  - 11/6/2019 teachers check students' online sheets, clarification deadline
  •  - 11/10/2019 Ensembles posted
  •  - 11/27/2019 Teachers respond with Festival Acceptance on Posted
  •  -  All-State Audition Confirmation on 12/20/19
  •  - 12/14//2019 NRHS Festival Fees Postmarked to CMEA office (use invoice found at
  •  - 1/11/20 All-State Audition Fees Postmarked to CMEA office (use invoice found at
  •  - 1/17-18/2020 - Northern Region High School Festival (New Britain High School) - Snow Date 1/24-25, 2020
  •  - 2/8/2020 All-State Auditions  (North Haven High School) (snow date - 2/15/2020)
  •  - AS Festival Acceptance by 2/15/20 
  •  - 3/16/2020 AS Festival Fees and Forms postmarked
  •  - 4/2- 4/4/2020 All State Festival

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. There is no on-site registration for All-State auditions.