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Paul Smith Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Michael Mucci, the 2017 MICCA Paul Smith Hall of Fame Award recipient! Please join us at the 2pm Concert Hour on Thursday, March 9th, at the MMEA All-State Conference to recognize and celebrate his contributions to music education and commitment to his craft.

Mr. Mucci recently retired from the Longmeadow Public Schools, where he taught for thirty-five years and was the Chairman of the Music Department and Director of Instrumental Music at Longmeadow High School. Mr. Mucci is currently in his nineteenth season as Director of the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Click here for Mr. Mucci's full bio.


The Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association's Paul Smith Hall of Fame Award is presented annually to a Massachusetts music conductor who is a musical and personal inspiration to students, the community and other professional conductors. Admission to the Hall of Fame is limited to two conductors per year.

In presenting this award, the MICCA Executive Board wishes to recognize persons who best represent the high personal, musical, and professional teaching standards of the late Paul Smith, Sr., former Director of Music in the Abington, Massachusetts, Public School System.

The criteria for the award is as follows

  1. Have a minimum of ten years as a Massachusetts conductor.
  2. Have a variety of conducting experiences
  3. Be active in promoting the values of music education both in the local community and throughout the state.
  4. Recognize the importance of regular professional growth in the music field.
  5. Be a model of professionalism who supports MICCA activities.

MICCA wishes to honor worthy educators with this award and asks fellow music educators to be a part of the process. You are invited to nominate someone who has the qualifications and you feel is deserving.

Nominations will be accepted until December 1st, of each year.

Click here to download and print out the Paul Smith Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Click here to electronically submit the Paul Smith Hall of Fame Nomination Form.

Click here for a list of the members of The MICCA Paul Smith Hall of Fame.