The New England Music Festival Association (NEMFA) has been providing outstanding music experiences for the high school musicians of our region for almost 100 years.
NEMFA's two Solo & Ensemble Festivals offer students an adjudicated performance opportunity for instrumental solos, and vocal solos and ensembles, providing each with verbal and written feedback. These events are held on two Saturdays in December, one in Hartford, Vermont and the other in Cheshire, Connecticut.
Through their outstanding evaluations in one of those Solo & Ensemble Festivals, New England's most gifted music students are invited to join together in the New England Band, Chorus and Orchestra at the three day Concert Festival, hosted annually by a regional high school. Lead by some of our nation's finest conductors, three days of rehearsals culminate in a stellar concert by all three groups, attended by parents and supporters alike. Please consider joining us this year for the musical experience of a lifetime.
The opening video from this year's New England Music Festival hosted by Gilford High School (NH). Video produced by Gilford Alum Phil Stephenson
YOU SHOULD KNOW: 8th Grade students may participate in the Solo & Ensemble Festival for comments only and repeat their repertoire solo as freshman for consideration to the Concert Festival the following year.