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 2015
 Site Date Location Host/Contact
March 21 Cloquet Katy Buytaert
 LanesboroApril 10 Lanesboro Sharon Boyum
 Rockford High SchoolApril 11 Rockford Cathy Engbloom
 Perham High SchoolApril 18   Perham     Erin Gaffaney
 BurnsvilleApril 25 Burnsville Bonnie Tranby
Updated 12/01/14

Festival Music Selections are Here!
Hosts and clinicians will choose music including at least four of the works listed. The festival music selections are in stock at J.W. Pepper.  Click below for the repertoire list right on their website!

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 soon.

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

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

Jennifer Lenart,
Jan 6, 2015, 12:00 PM
Jennifer Lenart,
Jan 6, 2015, 12:00 PM
Jennifer Lenart,
Dec 2, 2014, 1:15 PM