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New England Music Festival Association

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Welcome to the

New England

Music Festival Association

The New England Music Festival Association, a diverse community of music educators from public and private schools, youth ensembles, private studios and parents, is dedicated to offering high school musicians from across New England the opportunity to pursue musical excellence through solo and ensemble festivals and Concert festivals and instill in each student a lifelong interest in music as a basic human experience.

It's a new year with firsts! Our Solo and ensemble list has been updated by Lauren Churchill and Amy Ranta. Our 2024 Concert Festival was held at at the Boxboro Regency, Boxborough, MA with our 97th anniversary festival concert at Mechanics Hall! The festival featured the entire event enclosed in one location for the first time - rehearsing, eating, and housing, as well as our first NEMFA Jazz Ensemble. And it's our first time at Mechanics Hall! We have kicked off "NEMFA 100: 1927-2027" for the next four years! Come join us and see what we are about!


1. The New England Music Festival CONCERT was held on SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2024 at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. Congratulations to all for a great event!

2. Please note that our next NEMFA Solo/Ensemble Festivals are being held as follows: NORTHERN SITE: December 7, 2024 at Hartford High School, White River Jct., VT and SOUTHERN SITE: December 14, 2024 at Griswold High School in Jewett City, CT. A SNOW DATE for the S/E FESTIVALS is on December 21, 2024.

Upcoming Dates 

Note: Dates in Bold below are the current dates for the upcoming Concert Festival deadlines.

March 21-23, 2024 - Boxboro Regency - Boxborough, MA / Mechanics Hall - Worcester, MA

June 1, 2024 – Executive Board Meeting,10:00am  - Brattleboro, VT 05301 10:00am

December 7, 2024 - NEMFA Solo/Ensemble Festival NORTHERN site: Hartford High School, White River Jct., Vermont

December 14, 2024 - NEMFA Solo/Ensemble Festival SOUTHERN site: Griswold High School, Jewett City, Connecticut

December 21, 2024 - SNOW DATE for NEMFA Solo/Ensemble Festivals


March 20-22, 2025 – Concert Festival - TBA

**We are in need of hosts! Please email John Deeb if you are interested in receiving additional details.

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