Directors of groups that earn a gold medal MUST submit their Gold Medal Selection Showcase Form to the site host on the day of their MICCA Festival Performance. Directors who fail to provide selection information on the day of their festival performance will jeopardize their group's opportunity to perform in the Gold Medal Showcase Program.
Directors must be able to give their venue preference/availability on the day they perform at the festival. If a director withdraws from their Gold Medal Showcase performance slot within seven (7) days of that performance, that ensemble will not be included in the lottery for its first choice of venue the following year of eligibility.
The following is the selection process:
Gold Medal recipients will be placed into their respective pools. The ensembles will be divided up as follows:
Elementary/Middle School Choirs
Elementary/Middle School Orchestras/Bands
High School Choirs
High School Orchestras
High School Bands
The numbers and types of groups that perform at each site will be determined by the results of the festival and the time allotment for each site will be based on gold medal distribution. For example, if 20% of all gold medals are awarded to high school choirs then 20% of time at Symphony Hall will be allotted for high school choirs. Since 20% equals 4 performance slots, 4 names will be randomly drawn from the high school choir pool. The remaining choirs will be scheduled at Mechanics Hall if they have indicated on their forms that they are available for the other site. Schools having multiple gold medal groups need to be aware that there may be split locations for the Gold Medal Showcase performance.