CMEA State Festivals

Special Thanks to our 2018 CMEA STATE FESTIVAL Premier Sponsor



 Deborah Gibbs, World Projects


2018 CMEA State Choral Festival - March 8, 2018 - Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University

2018 CMEA State Solo and Ensemble Festival (northern California) - May 4-5, 2018 - Sacramento State University

2018 CMEA State Solo and Ensemble Festival (southern California) - May 12, 2018 - Azusa Pacific University

2018 Stand Up 4 Music Capitol Performances - May 17, 2018 - California State Capitol, Sacramento


Please click the links below to access more information and applications for each festival.


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CMEA is excited to announce that it will be holding its 7th annual CMEA SU4M (Stand Up for Music) Advocacy Day, on May 17, 2018 at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, CA.  

Part of our SU4M Advocacy Day includes a unique performance opportunity!  We will be selecting ensembles, who will be given the opportunity to perform on the north steps of our State Capitol building and in the Capitol Rotunda! 
CMEA is looking to feature a variety of ensembles that will represent the diversity of our California’s school music programs.  If you have an orchestra, a vocal ensemble, steel pan bands, wind ensembles, guitar ensembles, mariachi bands, jazz bands or choirs, percussion ensembles or any other unique ensembles, we would love to consider featuring them at SU4M Advocacy Day.
On May 18, 2017, music students had the opportunity to perform for some of California's legislators and staff. Numerous members of the public and other performing ensembles also turned out to celebrate Music Education in California schools. The events culminated in a noon press conference where students performed our National Anthem and other patriotic selections. The event was hailed as a great success. Our legislators responded positively to the experience and the activities drew crowds from the surrounding areas who where interested in the beautiful sounds and excited by the event. A special thank you to 
Phil Vallejo 
for his successful organization of the performing ensembles and sincere congratulations to all those who performed

Chawanakee Academy Guitar Ensemble, Bill Samuelson - Director

Clovis North High School Orchestra, Arthur Howansky - Director

Winston Churchill Middle School Band, Sonia Takanikos-Erickson - Director

Clovis East High School Percussion Ensemble, Robert Strong - Director

Combined Cowan and Deterding Elementary School Choirs, George Dozet - Director

Hanford West High School Jazz Band “A”, Lisa Butts - Director

If you are interested in applying for this unique performance opportunity, applications will be available soon.