Concert Festival 2014
April 4,5,6, 2014
We have chosen our 2015 dates. March 27-29, 2015
New in 2014 - String Preferred Day
MICCA is glad to announce the trial of a Sting Preferred Day this year as a part of the Concert Festival. On Saturday, April 5 two string adjudicators will be on site at Foxboro High School opening up twice as many performance slots for string ensembles to be adjudicated by, and work in their clinic with a string specialist.
As a result there will be no string adjudicator at Bellingham High School on Saturday, April 5.
Instead the panel will be comprised of four instrumental specialists.
Spots on this day will be on a first come, first served basis. Band directors that select a performance slot designated for string groups before February 1st will have their performance time moved to ensure that these slots are available for orchestra directors.
Please note that our String Day is a trial in 2014. Our ability to offer it in the future will depend on your participation and feedback, as well the availability of adjudicators.
The public is welcome at all evaluation sites. There is an $8.00 admission charge for adults. Seniors and Students are admitted for $5.00.
The one-time admission is valid at all choral and instrumental sites throughout the weekend. There are refreshments for sale at all sites as well.
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