Concert Festival 2016
April 1-3, 2016
Our 2017 festival dates: March 31-April 2, 2017
New in 2015! - MICCA Mentoring Program
MICCA is pleased to announce a mentoring program for directors new (and relatively new) to the Concert Festival.
If you have questions about programming, transportation, want to know what to expect the day of the Festival, understanding the rubric, rehearsal strategies - you name it - we can help!
You will be matched with a director from the MICCA Executive Board who has participated in the Festival who will guide you through the process.
To learn more, or to be matched with a mentor, simply e-mail Michael Keough at .
It is the purpose of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor's Association to encourage and support high performance standards by high school, middle school, and elementary school musical organizations. MICCA Concert Festivals encourage the improvement of a group's musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators. Attendance at a festival also affords organizations an opportunity to hear performances by other groups and experience the presentation of a wide variety of musical literature.
Cost to participate in our Concert Festival is $300.00 with late registration fee of $350.00
Each group will be allotted a 30-minute time slot to perform three selections
Each group will receive a 30-minute clinic from one of the adjudicators
, as well as score sheets from each of the adjudicators, a CD with the adjudicators' comments and the clinic, and a CD of the performance.
This year's MICCA Concert Festival will be held at:
Foxboro High School
Hopkinton High School
Lexington High School
Belchertown High School
Bellingham High School
King Philip Regional High School is the Elementary and Middle School site.
MICCA Concert Festival Awards Ceremony
MICCA takes great pride in its ability to offer an educationally based, non-competitive festival experience where ensembles are judged against a performance standard by nationally acclaimed adjudicators. We believe the results of every group are to be celebrated, and we are happy to recognize the efforts of all students and their directors publicly during an awards ceremony.
The MICCA Festival Awards Ceremony offers an opportunity for advocacy and celebration. While the MICCA Festival offers a different experience than competitive or sweepstake style festivals, we believe the Awards Ceremony is a valuable part of the MICCA Experience. We strongly encourage all directors to use the Concert Festival Performance Rubric during rehearsals prior to the Festival so that your students may gain the most out of the Festival experience and take pride in their ensemble's rating.
Please note that the distribution of awards, comment sheets, and judges' scores takes place during the Awards Ceremony. Your materials will be available approximately 90 minutes after your clinic if you elect to leave the Festival site prior to the Awards Ceremony. We encourage you to use this time to attend the performances of other ensembles with your students and enhance the learning experience that MICCA is so proud to offer. Please note that MICCA, or the host school, will not ship materials to directors who do not receive them the day of the Festival.
We look forward to seeing you at the MICCA Concert Festival!
Concert Festival Chairperson