The 27th annual MICCA Solo & Ensemble Festival will be held at Concord Carlisle High School on Saturday, May 6, 2017.Like the Concert Festival, this festival is in no way competitive between entrants. Each applicant will receive an award corresponding to the adjudicator's evaluation of the performance, consistent with the MICCA Medal Rating System.
Students will perform in an open recital atmosphere in a classroom. The adjudicator will offer a brief workshop immediately following the performance. MICCA strongly encourages each soloist to bring an accompanist if the solo calls for one. The festival is limited to strings, winds and percussion, and voice. (No solo pianos, guitars, etc.)
Students should apply through their school music teacher as a soloist and/or as a member of an ensemble. Each solo participant is allowed only one solo performance. There is no limit on the number of ensembles in which a student may be involved. Each different performance will require a separate application entry.
Soloists should copy the accompanist's part showing both the solo and accompaniment. Ensemble participants must bring with them at least one copy of the score. We encourage all ensembles to be limited to one person per part. Photocopied music for the adjudicator will be kept and destroyed following the clinic.
Ensembles two to four members: $40.00
Ensembles five to eight members: $50.00
Ensembles nine to twelve members: $60.00
Large Ensembles with 13+ members: $10.00 per person
Applications must include a check or purchase order for the full amount. Fees are non-refundable.
Adjudicators will select the top three gold medal performances from their room to receive an invitation for the MICCA Solo & Ensemble Honors Concert. Directors will receive their students' invitation by the Sunday evening after the festival.
We look forward to seeing you at the MICCA Solo & Ensemble Festival!
Solo & Ensemble Festival Chairperson