Solo & Ensemble Festival

2023 CT-ASTA Solo and Ensemble Festival

Registration deadline:   Saturday, January 28, 2023

Festival Date:   Saturday, February 11, 2023

Location:   Glastonbury High School

Address:   330 Hubbard St, Glastonbury, CT

Fee (students of ASTA members):          $15 solo/ $30 ensemble

Fee (students of non-ASTA members):  $20 solo/ $40 ensemble

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What is a Solo and Ensemble Festival?

Rather than performing for an audience, string soloists and ensembles perform for an adjudicator who specializes in your instrument. Performers receive a short workshop and a participation certificate with a performance rating. All judges in this festival are classically trained professional string teachers and/or performers who live in Connecticut. Participating in a Solo & Ensemble Festival is an enjoyable and informative way to improve your musical performance skills! 

What should I play?

Please select any string instrument/ensemble work that you wish to perform. A piano accompanist is not required. Your total performance should last no longer than 7 minutes. Be prepared to provide your adjudicator with an extra paper copy of your solo music or a score for your ensemble. 

How will the festival work?

Prior to the festival, you will be notified of your performance time (and provided a Zoom link for the online option). You will perform for your adjudicator. They will listen to your performance, provide feedback, and give a rating based on the performance. You will receive a copy of your scores and a certificate of participation in the festival.

Who is eligible?

Any CT string musician in grades 6-12 is eligible to participate in the festival. Students whose teachers are members of CT-ASTA receive a reduced participation fee. 

Can I participate virtually?

If you or your ensemble are unable to attend in person, you can perform in the festival via Zoom. You will receive a link to a Zoom session and will enter a breakout room with your adjudicator. Limited virtual slots are available- please sign up early!


Please email our Solo and Ensemble Chairs, Kay Crask and Shannon Webster, at