Elementary Festivals

The Celebration of Young Musicians is designed to give 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students a memorable musical experience and to provide teachers with an opportunity to observe, share, and learn.

Each festival features a guest clinician/director and two outstanding music teachers from the area. The culminating event at each site will be a concert led by the guest clinician.  There is no limit to the number of CYM festivals that can be held throughout the state!


Festival Sites for Spring 2016

 Site Date Location Host/Contact
 Totino Grace High School (Enrichment Festival)
 February 27
 Fridley Jaime Verkuilen
 Prairie Elementary March 4
 Worthington Jeanne Mammen
 Lanesboro Public Schools April 8
 Sharon Boyum
 Rockford High School
 April 16 
 Catherine Engbloom
 Cloquet Middle School
 TBD Cloquet
 Katy Buytaert
 Edward Neill Elementary
 April 23
 Burnsville Bonnie Tranby
  TBD Moorhead Erin Gaffaney
Updated 9/21/15

2016 Festival Music Selections!
Hosts and clinicians will choose music including at least four of the works listed. The festival music selections will in stock at J.W. Pepper
  • To Music, arr. Betty Bertaux
  • Bonse Aba, arr. Victor C. Johnson
  • Mango Walk!, arr. Ken Berg
  • Green Eggs and Ham, arr. Andy Beck
  • Turn the World Around, arr Roger Emerson
  • I Ask for One Day, Jim Papoulis
  • Clever Chameleon, Andy Beck
  • Iro Ye, arr. Jill Gallina
  • Alleluia! Jubilate!, arr. Patrick Liebergen
  • Eatnemem Vuelie (Song of the Earth), Frode Fjellheim, arr. Emily Crocker

Intent to Participate
Please contact the host of the festival of your choice with your intent to participate as soon as possible.  The host will provide you with a list of the music that has been selected for that site.

Registration Forms
Registration forms are due at least four weeks prior to the festival date. The registration forms will be available on this site by the beginning of October.

If you have questions about a festival, contact the festival host/coordinator (above) or the MMEA office.

If you would like to host a festival this year or in the future, contact Jaime Verkuilen, MMEA Elementary Chair.

Jennifer Lenart,
Oct 7, 2015, 7:07 AM