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MICCA Summer Institute VII 2016

Announcing the 7th MICCA Summer Institute 2016!
Sponsored by David French Music Co., Anthem Musical Instruments, and MICCA
Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th, 2016
Featured Clinicians from Ithaca College:
Dr. James Mick, Assistant Professor of Music Education - Bio
Dr. Mark Fonder, Retired Professor of Music Education - Bio

Dear Music Educator,

We are very excited to introduce you to a new professional development opportunity - the MICCA Summer Institute! You are invited to spend two days this July with some of the most prominent speakers and clinicians in music education. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you there!

July 14th - July 15th

Hopkinton High School

MICCA in conjunction with the David French Music Company and Anthem Musical Instruments is pleased to present the MICCA Summer Institute VI. The featured clinicians this year are Dr. James Mick, Assistant Professor of Music Education and Dr. Mark Fonder, Retired Professor of Music Education, both from Ithaca College.

Where: Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton Massachusetts

Cost: Registration is $90.00 online and on-site. Students who are Music Education Majors are free but must pre-register.

Graduate Credit available through UMASS Lowell

Featured Sessions:
Rehearsal/conducting techniques
A sight reading session of newly released pieces from Hal Leonard

The 2 Day Schedule:
8:30 - 10:00 - Teaching Fundamentals in Band Rehearsal (Fonder)
10:30 - 11:30 - Teaching Strings 101 (Mick)
12:30 - 1:30 - 4x3 = Better Bands (Fonder)
1:30 - 2:30 - A Little Pace & Time: Building Efficient Rehearsals (Mick)
2:45 - 3:45 - Programming/Repertoire in Band (Fonder)
4:00 - 5:00 - Energize Your Orchestra Rehearsal: Getting in Touch with Your Inner 7th Grade Self (Mick)

8:30 - 10:00 - Double Bass 101: Foundations for Building Strong Players (Mick)
10:30 - 11:30 - Daily Diet/Conducting Tune-up (Fonder)
12:30 - 2:00 - This would be the new music repertoire session with live band (Fonder)
2:15 - 3:15 - Spiraling Curriculum: Teaching Composition to K-12 Students (Mick & Fonder)
3:30 - 4:00 Q & A Wrap up.


To earn college credit for the MICCA Summer Institute through UMass Lowell, register for - Instrumental Music Workshop (Class # 4071)

What follows is the information needed to register, with additional information on course requirements:

Instrumental Music Workshop (3, 2 or 1 Credit option)
Course No: MUED.5770-091; SIS Class Nbr: 4071
Tuition: $470 per credit

To Register: https://continuinged.uml.edu/catalog/current_semsearch_detail.cfm?coursenum=MUED.5770&secnum=-091

The requirements are as follows:
Attendance is required at all sessions. You will be required to select a topic or topics from among the sessions at the institute and write a paper (length determined by credit option) on what you gained from the particular session and how you might implement those ideas in your own instrumental music program.

Papers, for those registering for credit, are due by July 29th, 2016.
Via email:
Or postal service:
Dan Lutz, Director, University Bands
UMass Lowell, Department of Music
Durgin Hall 319
35 Wilder Street, Ste. 3
Lowell MA 01854

UMass Lowell Continuing Education website:


If you have questions about registering for the Institute for credit and or the requirements, please contact: Dan Lutz 978-934-3883 or

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