Eight Students Compete in CMEA Regional Auditions

December 2, 2016

cmearegionals Congratulations to the following students, all of whom participated in the Connecticut Music Educator Association (CMEA) Regional Auditions for All State Choir, Band, and Orchestra in November at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School.

Haley Bothwell ’18       Flute
Sara Buzzeo ’20           
Clarinet
Swathi Jacob ’18          
Violin
Zoe Lamoreaux ’19     
Bassoon
Eunji Lee ’18                  
Violin
Gabriela Perez ’19       
Cello
Hannah Platt ’19          
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Emma Reed ’18            
Clarinet

Each year, CMEA judges select the best area musicians for an All State Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Jazz Band on both middle and high school levels. This is done through a multi-layered audition process based on the location of the school. Students first audition at the Regional Level; Sacred Heart is in the Southern district. Students prepare scales and specific pieces for the audition and are expected to sight read as well. Trained public school music teachers from throughout Connecticut serve as judges. If students do well enough at regionals, they move on to All State auditions in January and from there some are invited to perform in the All State Festival with the best high school musicians in the state. Sacred Heart has had five students participate in the All State Festival in the last ten years.

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