The MICCA Task Force is a resource for all music educators. It is the goal of MICCA to offer top flight clinicians from within the state who will come to your school and work with your program. This service is sponsored by MICCA and costs the educator nothing. This service can be accessed by completing the Task Force Application either electronically or by downloading the Adobe Acrobat file, Click here.
The MICCA Task Force is designed for a clinician to consult with a program or educator. It is important when filling out the form that the applicant clearly describe in detail, areas for which support is sought.
MICCA screens all requests at monthly executive board meetings. This is an underused service and all educators are encouraged to apply.
MICCA has recently received numerous requests for our Task Force. Although we are delighted to receive such requests, the nature of these requests does not reflect the intent of the Task Force. MICCA has set up the Task Force to be a tool for directors and teachers to learn and improve techniques of rehearsal, advocate for one's program, as well as work on specific issues. Asking for a clinician to come in to work with your group prior to our festival is not the intent of the Task Force. Clinicians can work on specific concepts with a group, but a request to have a clinician to come in simply to rehearse a group will be denied. Bringing someone in to rehearse your group is encouraged by MICCA, but MICCA cannot pay for it. Examples of a variety of task force requests could be:
1. Clinician to work with a director to develop a series of warm-ups that will build strong voices that deal with pitch, blend, balance, and resonance.
2. Clinician to aid a teacher in learning the secrets of Percy Grainger.
3. Clinician to work with a music administrator on creating an after school lesson program.
4. Development of a parent booster group the advantages and disadvantages.
Please consider this information before you submit a request. MICCA appreciates your interest in music performance.
Once you have submitted an application, signed by your principal or administrator, your request will be submitted to the MICCA executive board for approval and assignment of a clinician. You will then be contacted by the Task Force Chair and the clinician to set up your clinic.
Click here to download and print out the Task Force Application Form
Click here to electronically submit the Task Force Application Form. Once the online form is complete, please print it and mail it to the address indicated on the print out. Please be sure at the bottom of the page that the ensemble director and principal's signatures are complete before mailing.