CMEA State Festivals

Special Thanks to our 2017 CMEA STATE FESTIVAL Premier Sponsor



 Deborah Gibbs, World Projects


2017 CMEA State Solo and Ensemble Festival (northern California) - May 5-6, 2017 - Sacramento State University

2017 CMEA State Band and Orchestra Festival - May 12, 2017 - Mondavi Center, UC Davis

2017 CMEA State Solo and Ensemble Festival (southern California) - May 13, 2017 - Azusa Pacific University

2017 Stand Up 4 Music Capitol Performances - May 18, 2017 - California State Capitol, Sacramento


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


CMEA State Solo & Ensemble Festival


May 5-6, 2017  Sacramento State
May 13, 2017  Azusa Pacific University



2017 CMEA State Solo and Ensemble Festival Flyer

Policies and procedures for the festival are included on the informational flyer.  

If you have questions regarding the state festival, please contact the CMEA Office at



Online registration will open on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Participation fees:

  • Soloist Entry - $75.00
  • Ensemble Entry - $100.00

The following information is needed when registering:

  1. Name and contact information for the participating student(s)
  2. Name and contact information for the teacher
  3. Name and location of the qualifying regional event
  4. Instrument or voice
  5. Preferred time
  6. Accompanist name or need for an accompanist (The fee for hiring an accompanist is $50)
  7. Scheduling conflicts with other participants



Schedules will be posted here for each venue at least one week prior to the event.

Azusa Pacific University

Sacramento State University 



Azusa Pacific University
School of Music
901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702

The festival will take place in the School of Music and Performing Arts Building - Campus Map
Parking information will be provided soon.  

Sacramento State University
Music Dept., Capistrano Hall
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

The festival will take place in Capistrano Hall (Music Dept. Building) - Campus Map
Parking is $6.00 per day or $3.00 for two hours.  The closest parking is Parking Structure I.