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Welcome to the 2024
CMEA Central Section
Large Group Festivals
You must be a NAfME/CMEA member to attend a CMEA Central Section Festival. 2024 Registration fees are $225 per ensemble, per festival. Please carefully read specific information for the festival you are registering for in the Opus registration portal. If you have not registered in Opus yet, you will be prompted to do so before continuing with registration.
CMEA Central Section is including a Classification System for our ensembles registering for festivals. This classification helps our adjudicators and determines the level of music in the Sight-Reading room. Directors have the discretion to determine the classification under which their groups will be evaluated. Please read the descriptors to choose the classification that best fits your ensemble. The RUBRIC may also help you to decide. It is acceptable to register multiple groups within the same classification.
All ensembles are expected to participate in the sight reading portion of the festival. Groups wishing to be considered for an overall "Unanimous Superior" rating must participate in sight reading. If a "Unanimous Superior" rating received in performance, it will be reduced to a Superior if sight reading is not attempted.The Sight-Reading rating is not included in the overall rating. The Sight-reading rating is recorded for Central Section records but never distributed to anyone. CMEA Central strives for the sight-reading experience to be positive and encouraging.
For further questions regarding festival policies & procedures, please contact your Festival Coordinator Rob Bentley
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