2020 Solo & Ensemble Festivals
Fresno Solo & Ensemble Festival at Fresno City College March 28th!
Merced Solo & Ensemble Festival at El Capitan H.S. - April 18th
(Winds & Percussion only)
Bakersfield Solo & Ensemble Festival - April 18th at CSUB
Visalia Solo & Ensemble Festival - May 2nd at the College of the Sequoias
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Please read the following tips before proceeding to registration!
The entry fee is $20 per entry for Solo & Ensemble. When registering, the form will ask you to input your 9 digit NAfME membership #, if yours is less than 9, please enter the appropriate # of 0's in front of your number. You must be a CMEA/NAfME member or be sponsored by one. If you are a private studio teacher and not a member, you may be sponsored by a member. They must complete the online registration for you. Any member that has not previously registered in the online system must register as a new director. To join NAfME/CMEA, click here. Annual membership is $146.
When scheduling, make sure accompanist/performer times don't conflict. We often get a time request for and EARLY AM time for the performer... but a LATE PM request for the accompanist.
Make sure to spell the name of the student EXACTLY the same if doing two solos will help. Computers treat "John Smith" and "John Smith" differently (two spaces between John and Smith in the 2nd one)
If a student is in multiple ensembles... consider doing time requests to make sure they are spaced (i.e..... AM time request for Sax Trio and Late PM for Sax Quartet).... that gives much more wiggle room for addressing the students who are doing multiple ensembles.
Don't put ALL entries in as EARLY AM or LATE PM... unless it is absolutely necessary..... those create restrictions to building the schedule.... especially if they aren't needed.
If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact your site host.
Merced Festival Site Host - Raymond Willis
Fresno Festival Site Host - Elisha Wells
Bakersfield Festival Site Host - Andrea Allen
Visalia Festival Site Host - Hannah Lambert