Festival Calendar - Google Calendar


Registration for Solo and Ensemble will Open on
Tuesday October 10th

 Current Festival locations and dates are below, however we are still diligently working on securing festival sites for the East bay and North Bay. This page will be updated to reflect our final offerings on October 10th.  Thank you for your patience.

San Francisco State University -  February 24th, 2018 

Cal State University Stanislaus – March 10th, 2018

San Jose State University – March 17th AND March 24th 2018

2017 - 2018 Festival Registration Dates

In Area:

Jazz - Monday, Sept. 11 (4 p.m.)

Band/Orchestra - Wednesday, Sept. 13 (4 p.m.)

Choral - Friday, Sept. 15 (4 p.m.)


Out of Area (all large group festivals) - Monday, Sept. 25 (4 p.m.)


Information on how to register for CMEA festivals can be found in the most recent Tempo.

  • Click here to create your account for Festival Registration
  • Click here for the Festival Registration Site

    Festival Registration Fees:

    Large Group: $250 per group

    Solo and Ensemble: $30 per entry 


    Festival Evaluation Form

    After you have completed your festival(s) and listened to your adjudicator comments, please fill out and submit the Festival Evaluation and Adjudicator Evaluation forms. These forms can be filled out online by visiting the Festival Registration Site, above, or through the below links:


    The Solo and Ensemble Evaluation form can be filled out online by clicking the link below. 


    Medals Order Form

    After you have completed your festival(s), you may order medals, pins, or plaques by using the form below. Once you fill out the form, be sure to print it out and then mail it in. Medals, pins, and plaques are also sold at the festivals.


    Site Hosts


    Festival Repertoire

    Choral Repertoire - click here to get ideas for choral repertoire (docx)


    Festival Coordinators

    For specific questions regarding festival registration and processes, please contact

    Large Group Coordinator Greg Conway

    Solo & Ensemble Coordinator Emily Moore

    Adjudication Orrin Cross

    Festival Sight-Reading Routes


    Choral Sight-Reading Information

    Please click on the link below to see examples of the materials for Bay Section's Choral Sight Reading process. For your information, on the examples, Levels I and II are CMEA Bay Section Class 1, Levels III and IV are CMEA Bay Section Class 2, and Levels V and VI are CMEA Bay Section Class 3. You will have the choice of selecting any material in your class, as designated by your Classification when you register and select the Sight Reading option for your ensemble.


    Score Sheets and Rubrics: