Northern Region Middle School Festival




Adjudication Dates:  

January 11, 2020; snow date Feb. 1

Festival Dates:  


March 20/21, 2020; snow date March 28


Adjudication Location:  

King Philip Middle School

100 King Philip Drive

West Hartford, CT 06117

Festival Location:  


Wethersfield HS



Adjudication Fee:  


Festival Fee:  

$25 (includes 1 meal)

Adjudication Schedule: 

Will be available on: 

Festival Schedule:  

Will be posted below

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





Northern Region Director

Darryl Gregory

Orchestra Chair


Guest Conductor for Orchestra:

Katie Fortuna

Priscilla Appiagyei

Festival Co-Chairs



Katie Tewksbury

Mixed Chorus Co-Chairs


Guest Conductor for Mixed Choir:

Accompanied by:

Joe Ganci

Adjudication Site Host

Brian Kelly

Jazz Chair


Guest Conductor for Jazz Band:

Karen D'Angelo

Band Judge Liason

Dan Hodgkins

Greg Crameri

Charlotte D'Aleo

Band Co-Chairs


Guest Conductor for Band:

Jill Marak

String Judge Liason


Treble Choir Chair


Guest Conductor for Treble Choir

Roberta Verbyla

Vocal Judge Liason

Emily Caravella

Festival Consultant

















      Audition registration on opens... Auditions registration closes 11/30/19

                (ctfest is open after school pays school fee; teacher is paid CMEA member)

      Audition fees postmarked by 12/14/19 (use invoice found at

      NRMS Auditions Saturday 1/11/20 King Philip MS West Hartford (snow date Feb. 1)

      Festival acceptance by 1/25/20 at

      Festival fee postmarked by 2/15/20 (use invoice found at

      NRMS Festival date: March 20/21, 2020 - site: Wethersfield High School (snow date March 28)


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.