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CT Music Educators Fest 2023

Paula Sandahl

Each year, students from the Coventry High School (CHS) Music Department audition for the Connecticut Music Educators Eastern Region Festival. Students work on audition music, and then audition for the judges who provide them with feedback. If their score is high enough, they are selected to participate in the festival ensemble. Students from eastern Connecticut come together, under the direction of guest conductors, to rehearse for one weekend at the University of Connecticut. This culminates into a concert for family and friends at the Jorgensen Theatre.

This school year, seven CHS students attended auditions on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at East Lyme High School. The CHS Music Department is proud to announce that three students participated in the festival ensembles on January 6-7, 2023. Congratulations to Ashlyn Ackroyd (Treble Choir), Paige Belsito (Mixed Choir), and Brianna Twerdy (Band).

CT Music Educators Fest 2023-Treble Choir











Treble Choir under the direction of Christine Howlett, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Vassar College

CT Music Educators Fest 2023-Mixed Choir











Mixed Choir under the direction of David Bells, Eastern Connecticut State University

CT Music Educators Fest 2023-Band











Band under the direction of Kelly Watkins, Eastern Connecticut State University


This information was provided by Coventry High School. For further information, please contact Hannah Cole at 860-742-7346 or

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