Southern Region Middle School Festival

Adjudication Dates: 
December 7, 2019
Festival Dates:
March 6 & 7, 2020
SNOW DATE March 13 & 14, 2020
Adjudication Location:
Fair Haven School.
164 Grand Ave
New Haven, CT 06513
Festival Location:

North Branford Intermediate School

654 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT 06471

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

Southern Region Director Co-Chair
TBD Southern Region Director Co-Chair    
Sue Oakley
Festival Chair
Daniel Kinsman Audition Site Chair    

Katherine Jones

Meredith Zoll

Festival Site Chair


Laura Traver

Jacquelynn Giammattei

Adjudication Co-Chairs

Rob Fragione

Kristen Morace

Jazz Band Co-Chairs  

 Myles Ross 

Band Co-Chairs
Ken Caldwell 
Band Co-Chairs
 Greg Bell  Co-Mixed/Treble Choir Chairs

 Linnea Bronson 

Co-Mixed/Treble Choir Chairs
Jaminda Blackmon World Drumming Chair Evan Gray 

Flute Choir Chair

Orchestra Co-Chair

Chris Jones

Orchestra Co-Chair



  • SAF forms and fees dues to CMEA office: September 25, 2019
  • Audition Registration closes: November 6, 2019
  • Audition Payments (or official purchase orders) must be postmarked no later than: November 20, 2019
  • Festival Acceptance: December 18, 2019
  • Festival Payments Due: February 5, 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.